Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Slider (no power), part of Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie with the Camera in Motion.
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…Just as you can manually pan a camera, you can manually push a camera on a slider.…There's a wealth of sliders out there for video…work, and you can use them for time lapse.…What I recommend is getting it attached to a tripod so it's on a stable surface.…Now, this has a thread here on the bottom, nice and simple to use.…I'll just put that on there and give it a gentle spin.…Now, make sure that this stays aligned, and be careful…as you rotate that on so you don't strip the threads.…Here we go, a little bit of a helicopter-type movement.…
There we go.…And, of course, it's pointed in the wrong…direction, so I'll just swing the tripod around.…Now, at this point, I need a head on here to hold the camera.…Attach a tripod head that works with your standard photo system.…And a camera body.…Take the camera and attach it to your head, and just tighten it in.…Now, in this case I'm going to take advantage of…the articulating screen, make this a little bit easier.…That allows me to angle it so I can see the shot.…Simple enough, and now it's just a matter of slowly pushing this along.…
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