We’ve seen a lot of timelapse videos on PictureCorrect this year, and with everybody experimenting and trying new things to push the envelope, you really have to think outside of the box to create something original. Timelapse Media has taken on this challenge during their recent visit to the country of Georgia. They have put together a unique way of using a timelapse by combining aspects of hyperlapse, landscape shooting, HDR, and music synchronization. Check it out:
One of the things that makes this timelapse so incredible is the sense of motion it gives the viewer. Most timelapse videos are shown from a stationary position and the viewer is able to observe the motion in and around the scene. In this timelapse, the roles are reversed and the viewer moves while the scene stays stationary. If you’re wanting to make a creative timelapse of your own, here are some things to consider:
- Lighting – This should go without saying. All photography is about lighting. Finding and capturing beautiful lighting will always add to any still or video.
- People – Can you add people to your timelapse? How will you do that? Will they become characters or simply help the composition and mood of the scene?
- Music – Adding music to your video can help draw viewers in and create a more compelling timelapse. Think about the scene and the mood you want to create. If there’s a pattern of movement, lights, or scene changes, think about how you can synchronize this with your music.
- Movements – A lot of timelapse videos take place from one point, but even in this instance you can add a slight panning motion to make the scene more dynamic. Elaborate camera movements are trickier and may not work for every scene so experiment and see what works.
Of course, there are many other ways to create an interesting timelapse. If I could list them all here what would be the point in trying to think of something new? The key is always experimentation. If you try new things, they will lead you to think of different things, and soon a variety of new possibilities becomes apparent. So get out there and experiment!
For Further Training on Timelapse Photography:
There is a COMPLETE guide (146 pages) to shooting, processing and rendering time-lapses using a dslr camera (fall promo going on now – remember to use the voucher code FallLapse at checkout for a discount). It can be found here: The Timelapse Photography Guide
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