Become a master of time! Join Tom Bol as he teaches you everything you need to know to get started creating stunning time lapse videos. Tom starts by introducing you to the core gear and the foundational information you’ll need to make your first time lapse. From there he steadily walks you through increasingly more challenging time lapse scenarios that culminates with the holy grail of time lapse; a shoot that spans the changing light levels from day to night.
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Join Tom on location as he goes over the material that will be covered in this class.
Learn about the core set of gear needed to create a time lapse.
There are a number of values to take into consideration for determining the interval between exposures.
Once you know your duration and interval you can configure the intervalometer that will control the camera.
Learning how to determine the interval needed to get the results you want will require a bit of experimentation. Keep in mind that a slower shutter speed creates a smoother transition between frames.
There are a number of programs you can use to assemble your time lapse. Tom shows you how to use the inexpensive QuickTime Pro.
A very popular type of time lapse is one that shows behind the scenes of a photo shoot.
There is a third-party plug-in for Lightroom called LRTimelapse that allows you to render the time lapse movie with Lightroom.
The next step in the process is editing the key frames back in Lightroom.
The final step in the process is the actual rendering of the video file.
A rail system allows you to add an entirely new axis of motion to your time lapse.
Creating a time lapse at night is very similar to creating one during the day, but there are a few differences to be aware of before you start.
One of the most challenging types of time lapse is one that spans a wide range of exposure values, such as going from day to night.
Now that you have the sequence of images you can bring them into LRTimelapse and it will blend the bumps in exposure for a smooth final result.
The second part of the process is to deal with color issues before rendering the video.
Creative. Outgoing. Detailed. Funny. This is how clients describe Tom and his crew. His career began with a journalism degree and wanderlust. It continues with portraits, edgy light and restless…