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Learn how to speed up time and create compelling visual effects with time-lapse photography. Join Rich Harrington in the field as he captures nature's patterns at Red Rock Canyon in southwestern Nevada, and shows how to frame your scene and choose the proper camera settings. He'll show you how to capture great images, whether you're using a DSLR camera and a motorized slider or just a smartphone you have handy. Then join him back in the studio to transform your still footage into a storytelling time-lapse video, using tools like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Final Cut Pro.
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Rich: If your lynda.com membership includes it, there will be some downloadable exercise files. Now, when you shoot a bunch of time-lapse, there's a lot of images. As such, I can't give you everything because you'd be downloading files forever. Some of the files are going to be optimized, already processed to JPEG or TIFF to make it a smaller download, but I will give you a couple of RAW files when we're talking about RAW development, as well so, you can play. I do ask that you keep in mind that these are my files that I'm sharing with you. You're free to use them for educational purposes only in conjunction with the hands on portion of this class. Please don't re-post these or integrate them into any of your personal or professional projects.
I do want you to get a hands on, so you can really learn how this process works, so that's why I am sharing my images with you. So, again, if your membership includes it, be sure to log in and download those files. Working with time-lapse photography involves hundreds, if not thousands of images. As such, the downloads for this course are very large. I've broken them into segments, so you can download just the files that you need. I do recommend that you pull down the processed clips files in addition to which ever apps you choose to work with. As you're working with these files you may notice some slight variations in quality to the files themselves.
In order to optimize the downloading experience, many of the files have been converted to a lower bit debth, 8 bits per channel. I've also applied some additional compression to shrink the files down where possible. As such, you may see slight variations between the lessons that you watch and the project files you work with. But these changes are only minor and typically deal with having fewer files than what I'm working with. If I were to give you all of the files that I used for this lesson, it would be nearly 80 gigabytes.
Instead, we've optimized it to a file size that's about the size of downloading Final Cut apps or pulling down Adobe Creative Cloud. Allow adequate time and set up a time to download this perhaps overnight and then start to explore the lesson files a bit later. You could of course watch the movies without the lesson files but you'll get the best experience out of getting hands-on practice.
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