Creating Time-Lapse Video

with Richard Harrington
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Creating Time-Lapse Video
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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.

This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. We are honored to host this content in our library.

Topics include:
  • 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
Photography Video
After Effects Final Cut Pro Photoshop Premiere Pro Lightroom


- Hi my name's Rich Harrington. We are out here at Red Rock Canyon just outside of Las Vegas Nevada and we're going to be shooting some time lapse. I'm very excited, because it's going to be a chance for me to walk you through the whole process. We're going to explore everything from the gear you need, to how to set up your camera, and then later on, we'll go back into the studio and we'll post-process all the pieces to make some great looking shots. Also be joined today by some guests who are going to share some techniques. It's going to be a really exciting class. It's a beautiful day, we've got a lot to do, so let's get started.

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