Time Lapses, Hyper Lapses and Tilt Shifts are three of the most popular filmmaking technics at the moment. Time Lapses, by far a photographers/filmmakers’ favorite, can now be seen in reality TV, documentaries and movies to evoke time passing and transition from one sequence to another. Just like the for .gif phenomenon, the Internet doesn’t get tired of sharing dozens (hundreds?) of new Time Lapses every day, but if making a Time Lapse is relatively easy, making a good to great Time Lapse can prove tricky.
Fortunately, several people have been hard at work to test and try how to best manage to make great Time Lapses. Storyteller Pioneer Vincent Laforet -yes, the man behind the MoVI announcement- recorded a four-part tutorial for Canon on how to prep, shoot and render Time Lapse Photography.
Each video is about 5 to 7 minutes and explains one aspect of the process, with a quick sum-up at the end. It is a clear and efficient way to learn everything one would need to start shooting and experiment with Time Lapse Photography.
Watch the first episode below, followed by a sum up a of the series’ key points :
Episode 1: An Introduction
Episode 2: Setting Up Your Camera
Episode 3: Creative Choices for Time Lapse
Episode 4: Post-Production
You can watch the full video series on Canon’s site and, last but not least, if you’d like to know more about how Laforet and his team shot the Time Lapses you see in the videos, you can read this first blog post, shared yesterday, and that should have a follow-up pretty soon.