Storytelling with time-lapse video
I wrote an article about making folks disappear utilizing some Photoshop magic. However a serious a part of the story was why you would wish to do that. A time-lapse video screams out the explanation. I’ll share the video right here and the way it was made utilizing the identical photographs from the picture creation.
An amazing approach is to assume in “time-lapse” when placing these collectively. It helps to have the digicam mounted upon a tripod or different sturdy floor. Most cameras lately have a time-lapse function in-built. In case your digicam doesn’t you should buy an intervalometer, AKA distant set off, you probably have a distant port in your digicam.
On the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III, the settings are discovered on the backside of the primary capturing menu. Settings are wanted for what number of photographs you wish to seize. In time-lapse, keep in mind that most body charges want 24 frames for every second of ultimate video. That’s not written in stone however is a strong bench mark. I didn’t want quite a lot of time to share my story. A bit of over 100 photographs yields a 4 second video (or extra, however extra about that in processing and output).
Mix the photographs
Use the time-lapse video combinator of your selection. If you will create a lot of time-lapse movies you might wish to put money into a devoted program. I used the in-built Quicktime program on my MAC. Course of and proper RAW recordsdata and output all photographs to JPEG and place in a folder. Navigate to the folder after invoking the “Open Picture Sequence” setting beneath “File.” Add settings akin to make full dimension and variety of frames per second and Quicktime outputs a video. If it appears good reserve it with the settings you want. H. 265 is an efficient Codec to make use of for the web.
It’s time for a bit of additional work akin to including titles, fades and music. You need to use a in-built video creation program akin to iMovie. In my case, I make much more of all these movies utilizing a Telestream program referred to as Screenflow. It retails for $169 at present. It’s initially designed as a display screen seize program however I exploit it to output movies in addition to it has matured through the years. I discover it’s simpler and extra intuitive than many video editors after a reasonably brief studying curve. If you’re a PC person do a seek for the perfect workflow and program for you.
Screenflow (MAC solely)
Set the titles. Import the video file created with Quicktime. Since there was solely 4 seconds of video it felt just a little brief. I select to edit the video and sluggish it down and voila! The 4 second video is now 10 seconds. Add logos. Add music. I typically use bensound.com for Royalty Free music. You possibly can both purchase varied tracks for open use or there are free variations you employ with the attribution, “‘Music courtesy of bensound.com.”
From there I add video to my YouTube channel and share away. Now you possibly can visually see a scenario the place crowds must be disappeared. See my article on easy methods to seize and create a Median Stack utilizing Photoshop.
Additionally, try this text on the Median Stack from fellow writer Kevin Ames.
Yours in Artistic Images, Bob