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Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie with the Camera in Motion
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Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie with the Camera in Motion

with Richard Harrington and Keith Kiska

Video: Welcome

>> Hi, my name's Rich Harrington.
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  1. 2m 43s
    1. Welcome
      1m 22s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      1m 21s
  2. 8m 31s
    1. The benefits of motion
      1m 55s
    2. The challenges of motion
      2m 49s
    3. Designing the shot
      3m 47s
  3. 6m 59s
    1. Determining available light
      2m 17s
    2. Cloud-coverage concerns
      1m 4s
    3. Obtaining a permit
      1m 43s
    4. Shooting duration
      1m 55s
  4. 14m 39s
    1. Camera body
      2m 35s
    2. Tripod
      2m 50s
    3. Intervalometer selections
      2m 35s
    4. Memory card selection
      2m 59s
    5. Battery and power requirements
      1m 23s
    6. Modifying the camera to reduce flicker
      2m 17s
  5. 14m 36s
    1. Panning the head
      3m 38s
    2. Skate wheel
      1m 17s
    3. Slider (no power)
      2m 21s
    4. Flow-Mow for the GoPro
      2m 24s
    5. Adding motion in post
      4m 56s
  6. 14m 53s
    1. Designing the shot
      2m 15s
    2. Creating a panning time lapse on a budget
      6m 36s
    3. Creating a sliding time lapse on a budget
      6m 2s
  7. 7m 24s
    1. Designing the shot
      3m 21s
    2. Building the slider
      1m 20s
    3. Three-axis motion
      44s
    4. Creating a sliding "shoot-move-shoot" time-lapse
      1m 59s
  8. 34m 2s
    1. Designing the shot
      2m 9s
    2. Hyperlapse: Low tech
      4m 40s
    3. Hyperlapse: Medium tech (measuring and marking)
      6m 24s
    4. Developing the hyperlapse
      5m 23s
    5. Processing the hyperlapse
      5m 41s
    6. Stabilizing the hyperlapse
      6m 10s
    7. Hyperlapse: Planes, trains, and automobiles
      3m 35s
  9. 20m 59s
    1. Lessons learned
      59s
    2. Moving to post-production
      5m 39s
    3. Dirty lenses
      3m 11s
    4. Reflections
      4m 43s
    5. Organizing footage
      6m 27s
  10. 50m 57s
    1. Adjusting the raw files with Camera Raw
      4m 54s
    2. Sharpening and noise reduction in Camera Raw
      6m 40s
    3. Adjusting the raw files with LRTimelapse ramping
      6m 4s
    4. Developing the time lapse with Camera Raw
      7m 7s
    5. Using lens profiles
      2m 56s
    6. Using Upright
      5m 35s
    7. Post moves
      3m 33s
    8. Using the camera track to add text
      9m 49s
    9. Flicker reduction
      4m 19s
  11. 3m 23s
    1. Goodbye
      3m 23s

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Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie with the Camera in Motion
2h 59m Intermediate Jun 26, 2014

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What can make a time-lapse video even more dramatic? Camera moves. By moving the camera between each exposure, you can include an additional element of dynamism to a time-lapse video.

In this course, author Rich Harrington is joined by time-lapse video expert Keith Kiska. Together, they explore the hardware, software, and creative decisions involved in creating moving time lapses, while on location in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rich and Keith detail the types of motion that you can add to a time-lapse video, from basic movement of the camera to left-to-right, sliding, and two- or three-axis movements with high-end, motorized rigs. They also demonstrate hardware add-ons in a variety of price ranges, and show the post-production techniques that yield the highest quality.

Interested in more time-lapse tutorials? Check out more here.

Topics include:
  • The benefits and challenges of motion in time lapse
  • Determining available light
  • Selecting a camera, memory card, battery, and other gear
  • Panning the head
  • Using a slider
  • Adding motion in post
  • Adding three-axis motion
  • Designing and shooting a hyperlapse shot
  • Advanced post-production techniques
Subjects:
Photography Cameras + Gear Video Shooting Video DSLR Video
Authors:
Richard Harrington Keith Kiska

Welcome

>> Hi, my name's Rich Harrington. >> And I'm Keith Kiska. >> And welcome. We're going to be exploring putting the camera into motion with time lapse. And you might remember Keith, he joined us for our time lapse essentials class. Keith, good to have you back. >> Thanks. Great to be here. >> And we're going to be exploring all sorts of techniques over today and tomorrow while we're shooting. We're going to be putting the camera into motion while shooting time lapse. Now, at the basic level, this could be as simple as pushing and moving the camera. But, Keith, you have a lot of experience with advanced motorized rigs.

Describe what those are like? >> Well, advanced motorized rigs are really add another level of motion to it, so you can go left to right and slide and add a full two2 axis movement to the top of the head too. So, it can add a lot more movement. >> And this is producing some of the really high end, professional style time lapse shots that you see when you're checking them out on websites or in professional commercials. And Keith, you actually do a lot of this work professionally. You get hired by clients to produce- >> Mm-hm. >> Top notch timelines. >> Absolutely. A lot of times we shoot hotels, exteriors, sunsets, and a lot of nature stuff too. So it's very exciting.

>> So, we are actually going to be shooting both that. We are here in downtown Las Vegas, we're going to be doing some shooting here on the Las Vegas strip, and then we're also going to head out into the desert. So you'll see some examples of both nature and mankind all in one title. We've got a lot of great stuff to look at, so I'd like to thank you guys for joining us, and welcome to the course.

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