Your smart device is designed to send you alerts, which are helpful if you need to know things like weather alerts. They can also be helpful for sending you alerts about when to wake up to check your time-lapse. In this movie, author Richard Harrington demonstrates the importance of setting alerts with the apps Dark Sky and Tide Alerts.
- Earlier, I talked about alerts.…It's really important…if you're gonna be in the middle of a shoot…to know when weather's coming,…or if you're dealing with the tide,…to know when it's about to change.…Now, I use a smart watch.…This one's an iWatch, but you may have your own device.…A lot of these apps have the ability…to communicate to a wearable.…So you can actually get an alert.…So it's pretty cool.…Launch dark sky for example.…Now, what we can do here…is allow it to use our location,…and, much like the other app,…we can see what's happening here.…
We can see what the chances are for rain.…For example, it looks like, as we move into the afternoon,…there's a pretty likelihood of drizzle.…Well that's great, but what I can also do…is make sure that I'm getting notifications.…If I tap the My Notifications here,…I can make sure that I get an alert for things…like the next hour precipitation.…It's gonna send me a push notification.…I'll allow it.…And I can get a daily summary in the morning,…so when I wake up I know, when I first look at my watch,…
In this course, photographer, video producer, and educator Rich Harrington takes you on a tour of the kinds of apps that can streamline photo and video projects of all kinds. Review different iOS and Android apps to simplify your entire production, from planning shoots remotely to recording audio on set.
- Location scouting virtually
- Annotating photos during location scouting
- Creating storyboards
- Slating camera takes
- Recording audio on location
- Forecasting the weather
- Understanding the position of the sun, moon, and stars