July 22, 2014
These easy to follow timelapse tips will get you on your way to shooting breathtaking, eye-grabbing footage.
With the explosion of DSLR cameras over the last few years, timelapse has seen a surge in popularity and accessibility. When executed with skill and a healthy dose of patience, timelapse video can be an incredible way to bring visual interest to your projects.
How do I create a timelapse video?
Practically speaking, there are two different ways to shoot timelapse – either with a DSLR camera or video camera. In this post, we’ll explore tips and techniques for shooting with both. First, let’s take a look at a great timelapse example from pro timelapser Randy Halverson:
What equipment will I need to bring?
There are some obvious pieces of gear that you’ll need for timelapse projects.
- Tripod/stable mounting surface
- Intervalometers (DSLRs) or time controller device (remote control)
- Extra memory cards
- Extra batteries (or A/C power)