Tuesday, August 05, 2014


Found on the street.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Timelapse Plus Tiltdown

This was a test shoot to learn how to create a timelapse shot with a camera tilt down at the beginning.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Timelapse Experiment

Cloudlapse from Ted Fisher on Vimeo.

I wanted to create a timelapse that also slowly zoomed out.

So, here's how I did it:

  1. I shot stills at an interval of 2 seconds apart.  I shot for about 15 minutes.
  2. These were then dropped into a 1080/30p sequence in Adobe Premiere. Each still became one frame in the video.
  3. Since each frame was 2 seconds apart, one minute of shooting creates 30 frames or about 1 second of video. So - 1 minute of filming equals one second of timelapse video.
  4. This sequence was exported as a QuickTime movie at 1920 by 1080, 30 frames per second.
  5. The exported clip was imported back into Premiere and dropped into a 720p/30 sequence.
  6. By using keyframes to control "scale" I was able to start with the clip at 100% scale -- larger than the 1280 by 720 frame of the video, and therefore "zoomed in" -- and then set a keyframe at 67% scale ("zoomed out"). This keyframed change in scale results in the feeling of zooming out.