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July 22, 2014

by Matt Hibbard, PremiumBeat

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)

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