HOW TO START SHOOTING HIGH-QUALITY TIMELAPSES
Hello everybody! My name is Timur and for more than 5 years I have been shooting professional timelapse for major brands and agencies.
Together with the guys from Timebox, we have developed a series of 4 video lessons where I will tell you how to shoot and create timelapses and hyperlapses.
And most importantly, how to sell them and how to make money on them! Let’s go!
In this video, you will learn how to shoot a timelapse, a static timelapse.
First of all, I will tell you what the timelapse is and how to use it. A timelapse is a series of photos taken at the same time interval and this series is combined into a single video file. To make it easier to understand, imagine showing a movie in a cinema theater using a film machine.
In general, even the average person is now faced with timelapse, and many smartphone users have even used this feature and have already made their first timelapse.
Let’s start with how to make a high-quality professional timelapse. For a high-quality timelapse, you need to follow a number of rules:
- Charge the batteries completely and use additional batteries.
- Determine the length of the timelapse.
You need to decide how long the timelapse is needed and at what frame rate it will be displayed. Let’s say we need 4 seconds of video at 25 frames per second. Hence 4 sec * 25 frames\sec = 100 frames. Our video series will consist of 100 frames.
- Maintain a uniform interval.
We need to achieve an equal time interval between images, so that there are no leaps in our video sequence. To do this, we can use either the interval shooting function in the camera (if it exists in it), or use a special remote control for cameras (usually purchased separately).
- Fixing the camera.
The camera must be well fixed on a non-moving surface. Any shifts will result in a leap or blurred photos, which is unacceptable.
- DO not use auto mode.
You must shoot only in “Manual” shooting mode ” and “Manual” focus. Any changes in the camera’s exposure or focus will have a bad effect on the result./li>
- Reduce the shutter speed.
In order to avoid flickering in the frame and the timelapse not irritating the viewer’s eye, you should reduce the shutter speed. Then fast moving objects will be blurred and will not constantly overlap, and take away attention from the focal elements of your composition.
If these rules are followed, you will get high-quality timelapse.
Let’s try it together: here we make a static timelapse and say what I’m doing again.
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