Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Tripod, part of Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie with the Camera in Motion.
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…When you're ready to shoot time lapse,…you absolutely, positively, need a solid platform.…And with the introduction of motion, the chances…of having lots of extra weight really go up.…Let's talk about a couple of things that…you want to look for when choosing the tripod.…First up, you want a tripod that's really, really solid.…Now, this particular one here is a BV tripod.…Not a mini tripod, not a light weight travel tripod, a full sized tripod.…I like this particular one because it's really…easy to make sure that everything is locked down.…
I can really twist these down tight, and know that it's solid.…I want to be able to put my weight on that tripod and not see movement.…Now, it might mean that you have to do a little extra tightening,…and that's really a good test, because when you start putting all of that…equipment on here, particularly as the camera slides from one end to the other,…the last thing you want to have happen is the tripod falling over or slipping.…Or the gear as it get's all the way over here, leaning over and falling.…
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