Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Obtaining a permit, part of Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie with the Camera in Motion.
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…Depending upon your style of photography, the…permitting process might be something you're familiar with.…Essentially, this is formalizing, getting permission,…written permission to make your photos.…Now, you might think, I've never needed that in the past, I just go in, set up…my shot, get what I need and then if they come out and chase me off, I leave.…Well, with time lapse, you have a lot of gear.…And with motion time lapse, multiply that by ten times.…If you start carrying in some of these big rigs, it could…take you easily an hour to get in and get set up.…
And then of course, there's one to three hours to make each shot.…The last thing you want to do is…get chased off, and you're anything but nimble.…Sure, you might be able to pick up a…tripod and walk into a location and be discreet,…but when you start adding sliders and complex heads,…and all of this equipment, you will attract attention.…We made sure that before we went shooting here on the…Las Vegas Strip, that we had a formal permit from the county.…
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