Make a Hyper-lapse
Hyper-lapses are basically stop motion animation which takes the form of a video. It is a great way to add some spice to videos of all kinds.
At the 1:02 mark in the video below is a great example of a hyper-lapse.
To get an effective hyper-lapse, you will need: a dslr camera, a tripod and time.
The basics of how the hyper-lapse works:
- Line up the grid in your view finder on a fixed landmark and take the first picture. (Check exposure and framing)
- Next you will take a step in what ever direction you would like (making sure grid is on the same point) and take another picture.
- You will repeat this process for how ever long you wish.
Generally, for every 200 photos taken, you will get about 4 seconds of time-lapse.
In post-processing there are several things we can do to make a much smoother looking hyper-lapse. In Premiere Pro it is called warp stabilizer and in Final Cut Pro X it is located in the inspector window.
When you are finished you will end up with a rare style of video that isn’t widely seen.