Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Building a slider, part of Creating Time-Lapse Video.
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Rich: As we established, this is about a half hour to set up. …So obviously, you don't want to watch us do it in real time. …But Kieth, there are several major components here. …And just explaining the process, and we'll show folks what's involved. …Keith: Well the first thing you want to do is, you want to establish your shot. …Now when you're actually using the Kessler Slider, or using any kind of …time-lapse, you really want a, a foreground subject, to move off of. …This is very important. It's not just like you're taking a, a …regular background shot. You really want something to move off of. …So here, we chose this cactus, and then we're going to use the background -- the, …the mountains as our background subject. Rich: I see we have two tripods here, so.…
Keith: Mm-hm. Rich: So, obviously, you don't want to …just set this on the ground. We need a, a nice stable platform. …Keith: Mm-hm. Rich: But it doesn't look like your …tripods are particularly level, I ge, guess it's okay in this case to have …
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- What is time-lapse photography?
- Why shoot with a still camera?
- Choosing a frame size and frame rate
- Using an internal or external intervalometer
- Selecting a memory card
- Tracking the sun's position
- Deciding how long to shoot
- Using a slider
- Shooting time lapse on a smartphone or tablet
- Removing noise and spots with Adobe Camera Raw
- Importing the image sequence
- Refining the duration and frame rate
- Blending frames
- Creating variable speed effects
- Exporting your sequence