Shooting a Hyperlapse Time-Lapse Video

with Richard Harrington
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Shooting a Hyperlapse Time-Lapse Video
Video duration: 0s 1h 33m Intermediate


Hyperlapse = time lapse + camera movement. You can get the effect by moving your tripod manually or along a track, but shooting hyperlapse from a moving vehicle is the one guaranteed way to get really dramatic time-lapse footage. And it doesn't take a lot of gear. In this course, Rich Harrington introduces the equipment you need and the techniques you should use to capture great hyperlapse sequences, as he travels around the Nevada desert during the day and captures the bright lights/big city of Vegas at night. When he returns to the studio, he shares his post-processing tips in Adobe Camera Raw, Premiere Pro, and After Effects.

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Topics include:
  • Choosing the right camera for hyperlapse video
  • Mounting your camera
  • Stabilizing shots
  • Programming the camera
  • Capturing shots
  • Post-processing, assembling, and color grading footage
Photography Video


- Hi, my name is Rich Harrington and welcome. We're going to be exploring shooting a hyperlapse from a moving vehicle and I've got my trusty van and I've got the car rigged up but, before we head out on the road, I want to walk you through this process. Hyperlapse is, essentially, time-lapse with movement. Not just movement of the subject or movement of the clouds but movement of the camera. Some people do this by physically picking up the tripod and moving it or sliding it along a track but this is really lots of movement, well beyond a slider.

Now, in this case, I've got a vehicle and we've stabilized two cameras inside the vehicle. We're gonna use different types of control methods today, experiment with different exposures, shutter speeds, all sorts of options to show you how things turn out, both for daytime and nighttime photography. It's a really cool concept. We've got a lot of things to look at so let's begin.

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