Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Designing the shot, part of Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie with the Camera in Motion.
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…When I'm working with a budget oriented system, essentially something…that costs less than a thousand dollars, they often have limitations.…In this case, I'm getting ready to do a panning time lapse.…Now it's great, it can control the camera and it's a…motorized pan, but I only really have movement along one axis.…It's going to pan horizontally to reveal the shot.…What this means is is that I can get a good shot, but I…can't really deal with a difficult subject if that subject is at an angle.…For example, I can't really start at the bottom of the building and pan up.…
Or I can't start at the bottom lower corner and then move at a diagonal.…So it's important to really think about the movement with the shots.…You don't want to crank these around but as you design shots, one of…the cool things is is that you will be able to actually preview them.…So if I set up a shot, I could choose to preview it.…And this is going to allow me to really tell what's happening.…Now I haven't designed this shot yet because…
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.
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- 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