If you are shooting something like a time-lapse near a large body of water, you need to know where the water will be at its highest. Is there an app for your smartphone that lets you know that? In this movie, author Richard Harrington demonstrates how to use TideTrac to track the tides of whatever body of water you may be shooting next to.
- If you're going to be shooting near the water,…you need to be mindful that tides change.…What I mean by that is that due to…the gravitational pull of the moon,…well, the water levels are going to rise…and go up or down.…I've seen people set up time lapse shots on a beach…and then kind of go off and not pay attention,…and a few hours later, the waves come in…and pull their camera out to see.…You see, after all, the sea moves.…So do rivers, and really any large body of water.…Now, we're near the Occoquan River here,…and we're right on the Potomac as well,…so if we're going to be doing some shooting…down there later, I want to understand…what happens with the water.…
There's a great app called Tides…that will tell you just that.…So let's go in here and we'll launch Tides,…and I'm going to use TideTrac, and this gives me a view.…For example, right now, we're at about low tide.…It's the middle of the day.…The water is furthest out, and so the overall height…is at its all-time low,…but it looks like by 7:00 tonight,…
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