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Published on Jun 25, 2014
Part 1: Intro and Setting Up Your DSLR
This is a short (5min.) intro to what we'll be talking about in this series on shooting time lapse video sequences. I also discuss some basics of setting up your camera. Part 1 is short and a little boring (it's hard to make camera settings exciting ;-). We get into the meat of things in Part 2.
Time lapse is an amazing form of photography/videography and I'm looking forward to sharing what I've learned over the years. Through the whole series we'll be going through the entire process of how I should time lapse. From setting up the DSLR, to taking the photos, and then on to post production where we'll process the RAW images, stabilize them, and remove any flicker.
I tend to shoot mostly sunrise and sunset time lapse, so I'll be focusing on shots where the lighting is changing. Most tips and tricks will apply to other scenarios, but there's a few that you don't need to worry about if the light is going to change significantly over the course of your shot.
The processing is done in Adobe After Effects and uses Digital Anarchy's Flicker Free plugin for deflickering the video. You can use other software (especially Premiere Pro) but that's what I'm using to demonstrate the problems and solutions.