Rate of organic matter decay, please help!

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Rate of organic matter decay, please help!

Post by Mullac » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:06 am

Hi guys, i'm just about to start shooting a time-lapse music video in which the subjects are a pigs head, mostly soft fruits and flowers. I'm shooting on expensive 35mm film, over a 6-8 week period (1800 individual frames), so I really can't afford to shoot any unnecessary shots (ie where not much change occurs since the previous shot).

So the question is: Does anyone know what the rate of decay is for such organic matter if one were to plot it on a graph?

I'm guessing it follows an s-curve but that's a stab in the dark so I would be extremely thankful if anyone out there has any clue!



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Post by JackBean » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:34 pm

you can always speed it up with little heat. Why don't you try it once without the film and then you will know exactly how it behaves.

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Re: Rate of organic matter decay, please help!

Post by jonmoulton » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:59 pm

If I needed to know the decay rates, here is where I would go.

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