After a reasonable success with my first major snow time lapse two years before, I was excited to try something more ambitious when I saw the forecast of this latest big storm. I used two separate cameras this time. One was in a fixed place throughout to record the main action. The other I moved from place to place, recording for a few hours at a time, to capture smaller vignettes to insert into the video.
For the main sequence, frames were captured one per minute, 3195 frames total covering over 53 hours. Images were pre-processed using ImageMagick and encoded at 24 frames per second using ffmpeg. Smaller clips were captured every 30 seconds, pre-processed and encoded in the same way. Cuts were edited together using Shotcut.