04 Apr '14

Eye of the Storm

It's been a while since the last time I posted a timelapse, but as I planned, a trip in Iceland this summer I had to watch as much videos of Iceland I could find, and this one is pretty impressive, shot between february and march during a massive X-class solar flare and coronal mass ejection hitting the atmosphere of our lovely planet, it shows how spectacular and powerful can be mother nature, and thankfully landscape photographer and filmmaker Henry Jun Wah Lee didn't use any Sigur Ros song, unlike the other 99,9% of timelapses about Iceland.

21 May '13

Bulb Ramping Tutorial

One of the main problems when it comes to make a timelapse is to have everything well exposed, and even if shooting everything in RAW helps, and shooting in Aperture Priority, letting the camera adjust itself it might help as well (even if I cannot see myself set my camera to AV, I'm an extremist, and for me only M and Bulb exist), it's not bulletproof, light condtions changes, a small cloud in front of the sun can drastically change the exposure from the previous shots, just to mention one of the possible problems. But there is one technique that it might be the answer for most of the problems and it makes timelapses look and easy job. The technique we are talking about is the Bulb Ramping.
In the video above, Joel Schat, shows us how it works, and in the video below, there is a clear example of what the results are using this technique.

(via FStoppers via Joel Schat)

21 Apr '13

The Basics of Time Lapse Photography with Vincent Laforet: Part 1 and 2

Yet another post about Timelapses, but this time I'm not going to show you another one, but I'm posting a video made by Vincent Laforet for Canon America, which is going to explain you the basics of how to make a timelapse.
It's a set of four videos, but at the time I'm writing only two are out on YouTube, and in theory you can watch all of them on the Canon site by clicking here, but unfortunately the videos don't play, not sure if it's just me or they are actually down, but in the meanwhile you can start to watch the first one above here, which is just an introduction to the theme, and the second one below here, which it shows you how to set your camera.

Hopefully the other two videos will be on YouTube in the next few days.

UPDATE:

The videos have been removed from youtube, but the first one is back on Vimeo, so to see the other 3 you can go to the Canon website

(via ISO1200)

15 Apr '13

Welcome Home: A San Diego timelapse

At this stage you probably know that I'm quite fascinated by timelapses, and this one is pretty interesting, but I'll just quote the author of the video, which is Michael Shainblum:

"Ever since I was a kid, I have always been mesmerized by extraordinary beauty of my hometown, San Diego. The city has many hidden treasures that have always captivated me, and they continue to do so. Most people only get to experience the tourism side San Diego, but I wanted to show the city through my own eyes and artistic vision. I wanted to showcase San Diego from the eyes of somebody who has lived there their entire life. I have been working on this piece for about four months to really harness the details and create a visually striking Timelapse film. I wanted to make something that was unique to my own perspective of filmmaking. I also wanted to create this video to encourage people to go out and witness how beautiful San Diego really is."

(via ISO1200)

11 Apr '13