Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Staging the camera, part of Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie from a Window.
…One of the most important things with shooting time lapse is a solid platform.…Now, this particular tripod is actually an ultra-portable one.…The legs go up really small.…It's lightweight.…It'll even fit inside of my backpack or my suitcase, which…makes it really easy to bring it with me on the road.…Although, a lot of times I'll keep really…small ones like this, just a simple gorilla pod.…This one's light enough to use with the Go Pro, which is a way to shoot time-lapse.…And, by having these, we can actually get some good shots.…
Now, what becomes really important as we put this together, is we want…to make sure that the camera is creating a smooth surface against the glass.…You don't want to shoot through the glass of the window at an angle.…A lot of times with these hotels you…have double plated glass, so you're going to want to…actually get the camera a little bit closer…to the glass to cut down on the reflections.…In this particular case, I've got the legs at different lengths because what…I really want to do is put two legs on the window ledge or…
In this course, Richard Harrington details the steps behind shooting great time-lapses from a window, including how to avoid window reflections and glare. The course also includes gear and file-format advice as well as tips for assembling the shots into a finished movie.
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- Reducing and removing reflections
- Setting up the camera
- Capturing the shot
- Polishing and assembling the shot in Photoshop
- Polishing and assembling the shot in Lightroom
- Fixing problems in post
Skill Level Intermediate
Shooting a Hyperlapse Time-Lapse Videowith Richard Harrington1h 33m Intermediate
Dustin Farrell's Time-Lapse Photography: Start to Finishwith Dustin Farrell18m 44s Appropriate for all
1. The Gear You Need
2. Setting Up the Camera
3. Capturing the Shot
4. Finishing the Shot with Photoshop
5. Developing the Shot with LRTimelapse
6. Fixing Common Problems in Post
Wrapping up1m 4s
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