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Basic moves on a slider

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Keith: Okay, so we have our shot set up, and we have our scene just the way we like it. And now we're going to get to the technical side of how to actually run the Time-lapse. So, I'm going to bring in Kyle Roderick here, he's my assistant. And first, we're going to pick our start point right here. And we're going to program it in, and then we're going to mark it with some tape, like we usually do. Put some tape right there, so we know not to go. And then we actually to our endpoints. Okay, and we'll mark the endpoint right here.

Basic moves on a slider

Keith: Okay, so we have our shot set up, and we have our scene just the way we like it. And now we're going to get to the technical side of how to actually run the Time-lapse. So, I'm going to bring in Kyle Roderick here, he's my assistant. And first, we're going to pick our start point right here. And we're going to program it in, and then we're going to mark it with some tape, like we usually do. Put some tape right there, so we know not to go. And then we actually to our endpoints. Okay, and we'll mark the endpoint right here.

And we just want to make sure, we double-check the setting and the composition. And then we just want to adjust it a little bit if we need to, to make sure the, the composition's just right. And then we actually set whichever, whichever access we move. If we move this access, then we want to set a marker right here. And if we actually move the other access and we set another marker right there. Well, we set the markers, because that's how we record our move. We want to set our start point and set our end point. And then that's how we figure it out. Kyle: Go back up. Keith: And we go back up.

Okay, so we picked our start point and we picked our end point, and now we're actually going to set the smart lapse and program the move in. So, you can go ahead and do that. Okay, now what its doing is it's programming each individual stop point. So, that's what each one of those clicks you hear is right where it stops, and it's going to be taking a picture. One of the most important things you'll come across when actually setting up a Time-lapse is stability. You want the most stable rig you can possibly get. So, here we actually have one of our cases. Strapped on to the back of the tripods, to really weigh it down, so there's a little shake and vibration possible. Any shake at all, whatsoever, and an entire five hour Time-lapse will be ruined.

So, any light, and stray light for that matter, and a five hour Time-lapse will be ruined. Okay, now that our move is set, and it's programmed into the Oracle controllers, we're going to go back to our start point. And we're going to get started with our shot. The rig is all set up. The kessler, all these, the joysticks and stuff like that is good to go. The main things is the settings in the camera. Now, I have a couple little tricks that I've learned over a number of bad Time-lapses that really helps you get that flicker out of your shots. Now, number one is auto lighting optimizer. You want to take that off entirely. number two is mirror lock-up.

You want to actually engage mirror lock up, so that the mirror doesn't open every single time. number three, noise reduction. You want to take that off, do not want the camera processing noise on the fly. Much rather do that in After Effects. And then last but not least, the most important thing, I feel is the aperture lock. This is where you grab the depth of field button and the lens release button. Twist the lens just a little bit, so that the sensors disconnect from each other. Basically, allowing the camera not to re-calibrate every single shot. So, that the aperture stays consistent all the way through.

But before you do this, you have to have your aperture set, you have to have your focus set, all of your settings must be dead on. Okay, so now we're going to set all of our intervalometer settings. We're going to set our delay we're actually going to set our our shutter speed first, which is about a 30th of a second. So, it's going to take about 2 seconds for the shot, and we want about a 2 second delay, so that it, it stops shaking every single time it moves. And now we just chose how many pictures we want. So, in this case we're going to do about 400. Which should give this about 16 seconds and we can speed it up in post, maybe give us a nice 2 second shot in the end, and there are lots of dynamic movement.

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Creating Time-Lapse Video

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  1. 3m 55s
    1. Welcome
      34s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      1m 11s
    3. Using the exercise files
      2m 10s
  2. 4m 20s
    1. The end product
      1m 9s
    2. Why shoot with a still camera
      2m 0s
    3. What you're shooting for: Objectives
      1m 11s
  3. 7m 7s
    1. Frame size for delivery of time lapse
      1m 43s
    2. Frame size for acquisition of time lapse
      1m 45s
    3. Delivery frame rate of time lapse
      1m 36s
    4. Postprocessing choices for time-lapse photography
      2m 3s
  4. 17m 7s
    1. A solid tripod for time-lapse shooting
      4m 43s
    2. Using an internal intervalometer
      2m 15s
    3. Using an external intervalometer
      4m 37s
    4. Weather gear
      1m 6s
    5. Extending the power of the camera
      1m 28s
    6. Using a spare camera body
      50s
    7. Memory card selection
      2m 8s
  5. 5m 55s
    1. Shooting time lapse as JPEG files
      2m 15s
    2. Shooting time lapse as raw files
      2m 6s
    3. Shooting time lapse as movie files
      1m 34s
  6. 7m 34s
    1. Choosing a frame rate for time-lapse photography
      46s
    2. How long should you shoot?
      1m 10s
    3. Tracking the sun's position
      2m 50s
    4. Working the scene
      2m 48s
  7. 3m 4s
    1. Choosing the right aperture for time-lapse photography
      1m 6s
    2. Choosing the shutter speed for time-lapse photography
      50s
    3. Choosing the ISO for time-lapse photography
      1m 8s
  8. 10m 15s
    1. What does a slider add to the shot?
      2m 37s
    2. Building a slider
      3m 43s
    3. Basic moves on a slider
      3m 27s
    4. Keith's feature
      28s
  9. 8m 35s
    1. Stabilizing the phone
      2m 52s
    2. Setting up the shot with Lapse It
      1m 59s
    3. Using Lapse It
      1m 26s
    4. Using iStopMotion for iPad
      2m 18s
  10. 12m 8s
    1. Using a card wallet
      3m 9s
    2. Choosing a working drive
      3m 18s
    3. Transferring data
      5m 41s
  11. 8m 55s
    1. Using stacks in Adobe Bridge
      2m 29s
    2. Removing unwanted frames
      3m 2s
    3. Renaming and renumbering image sequences
      3m 24s
  12. 51m 54s
    1. Basic exposure with Adobe Camera Raw
      3m 30s
    2. Selective recovery with Adobe Camera Raw
      6m 25s
    3. Advanced recovery with Adobe Camera Raw
      5m 50s
    4. Reducing noise with Adobe Camera Raw
      2m 37s
    5. Removing spots with Adobe Camera Raw
      5m 41s
    6. Compensating for lens distortion
      5m 16s
    7. Stylizing the image with Adobe Camera Raw
      8m 49s
    8. Exporting the images to sequential files
      3m 42s
    9. Alternative workflow with Lightroom: Part one
      5m 36s
    10. Alternative workflow with Lightroom: Part two
      4m 28s
  13. 11m 16s
    1. Importing the image sequence
      2m 5s
    2. Refining the duration and frame rate
      2m 39s
    3. Adjusting the time-lapse sequence
      3m 35s
    4. Exporting the time-lapse sequence
      2m 57s
  14. 30m 22s
    1. Importing the image sequence
      1m 31s
    2. Refining the duration and frame rate
      3m 42s
    3. Frame blending
      3m 7s
    4. Adjusting the time-lapse sequence
      3m 33s
    5. Camera moves
      3m 54s
    6. Using flicker
      4m 59s
    7. Working with raw time-lapse sequences
      3m 35s
    8. Creating variable-speed effects
      3m 10s
    9. Exporting the time-lapse sequence
      2m 51s
  15. 11m 40s
    1. Importing the image sequence
      2m 23s
    2. Refining the duration and frame rate
      3m 39s
    3. Adjusting the time-lapse sequence
      2m 19s
    4. Exporting the time-lapse sequence
      3m 19s
  16. 12m 34s
    1. Importing the image sequence
      3m 17s
    2. Refining the duration and frame rate
      1m 53s
    3. Adjusting the time-lapse sequence
      4m 48s
    4. Exporting the time-lapse sequence
      2m 36s
  17. 1m 4s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 4s

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