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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: We have the iPad set up, so let's engage the shot. To do this, I'm going to use an app called Istopmotion, from Boinx Software. It can work with on the the iPad on it's own, or they actually make an app that allows you to tether the iPhone, to the iPad, using the camera adapter kit. And that will allow you to actually use the higher quality camera, in the iPhone. But, I find for just quick, previsualization, or fun clip to share. But the camera on the iPad has gotten a lot better, than it use to be. Let's go ahead and switch over to that app. There we go, and I just need to create a new project.
We'll go back to the gallery and I'll click the plus symbol to add another project. It opens up, and I just need to make a few adjustments. Same sort of things like on the iPhone. You need to lock the exposure as well as dial in some settings for the capture. Tap the gear icon here, and I could adjust the frame rate. We can change this later for playback. And I can turn on options like Grid Line to really help with the composition.
Here we go, that looks good. All those settings are fine. Check the Camera Options, and I've chosen the back camera now I just need to tap the Settings button to lock things in. And I set the target where I want to focus and lock exposure. There we go, tap Done to lock it in. Let's go ahead and tap the timer button and I'll make sure to choose the Time Lapse mode. Here I could set the interval.
I'll go ahead and tap, and then I can press the record button to engage it, and the record process will begin. What it's going to do here is it's creating a ten second long timelapse shot, and the shots are running just fine. So just like any camera, you need to walk away from these devices and let it run. But I think the tripods are heavy enough, I've got the legs spread pretty wide, so hopefully the wind won't be problematic. We'll just go ahead and let these run, and then I'll show you the results.
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