WSU Locker Room Setup Time Lapse

The Story

"If you notice us, we have done something wrong."

There are 15 teams that take the court, course, track, diamond, pool, and field wearing the Crimson and Gray. Behind those teams there are dozens of groups within the athletic department that make it all possible. The Equipment staff does an incredible job of making the Cougs look good. They know they have done a good job when no one notices that they exist.

I did not understand how much work these guys do until I saw it for the first time. I thought a time lapse would give Cougs an idea of what goes on behind the scenes. I chose a road game because I wanted the video to start from an empty room and end when the locker room was ready for the team to arrive.

By the Numbers

# of Cameras: 3

# of Photos: Over 6,000

# of Times I was asked 'These aren't recording sound, right?': At least 6

Technical Details:

I used 3 cameras to capture the time lapse video.

Canon 1D Mark IV w/ 24 – 70 2.8L

Canon 1D Mark IV w/ 28 – 70 3.5/5.6

Canon 5D Mark II w/ 17- 40 4.0L




The cameras were triggered every 10 seconds by a Canon TC-80N3 or a Pocket Wizard Multimax. There were over 6,000 RAW files shot and processed with Adobe Bridge and Photoshop CS5. Adobe Photoshop CS3 was used to add the ‘http://go.cou.gs’ to each frame. The video was pruned down to just over 5,300 frames and assembled with Apple Quicktime.

Special Thanks:

WSU Equipment Staff

Milton Neal

Josh Pietz

Nate Webber

Emmett Carter

Rod Carter

Trevor Wood

Aaron Josten

Conner McFaul

A.J. Therrien

WSU Media Relations

Bill Stevens

San Francisco Giants

Kent Nugen

Old Dominion

Pat Vangelder