2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: Los Angeles to Detroit by Time Lapse
by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on January 26, 2016
First it was the driving, then we broke down the numbers, third was the photos, and here for the final post on my road trip to Detroit in our long-term 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk, is the time lapse video.
Basically, I liked the GoPro time-lapse video that editors Carlos Lago and Jay Kavanagh put together from their cross-country trip in our long-term Viper, so I stole the idea. I borrowed a GoPro Hero 3+ from our video team and handed if off to my friend Liam who went along with me for the road trip.
He set the camera up on the passenger side of the windshield, synced it up to the GoPro app and set the camera to take a photo every 10 seconds. That made for about 8 minutes of video over 2,800 miles. Liam put all the titles, music and color correction together himself and I did my small part by uploading the thing to YouTube.
Keep an eye out for the one time we get stuck in a snow berm (my fault, not the Jeep's) and some of the many excellent sites this country has to offer, even in the dead of winter. Please forgive the momentary pauses at rest stops and the one McDonalds break I took for breakfast just outside of Detroit. Even the most well-intentioned travelers have moments of weakness. #McGriddle.
Travis Langness, Social Media Editor