Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a sliding "shoot-move-shoot" time-lapse, part of Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie with the Camera in Motion.
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…Now that we have our slider set up, it's time to program the move.…Each manufacturer is slightly different but the core concepts are the same.…You have your start point, you have your end point,…and you have to make sure that your camera is communicating.…So, now we're going to program our move.…We want to first find our start point.…So, we find out exactly where we want our time-lapse shot to start.…So, for this case, we're going all the way to the end of the track over here.…Some systems are fast, some are slow.…And, we might want to tilt up a little bit, and pan to the right.…
I make sure all my settings are on manual, and then I program my start point.…Now that I have my start point set up, I'm going to find my end point.…And for this scenario, we're going to go all the…way, the full length of the entire slider itself.…And once I reach the end, I stop it.…And now I find exactly where I want my shot to end with the panning and tilting.…So, I tilt it downward a little bit and…I pan to the right, to create a parallax effect.…
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.
- 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