Saturday, November 12, 2011

Time Lapse

Time lapse is a technique which shows a naturally long process in a short amount of time, flower blooming, fruit decaying, sunsets, etc. 

This is a fairly simple process:

The first thing you are going to want to do is pick a subject or project. It can be something you are going to create all together or a natural process. 

After you have your idea in place, choose the amount of time between pictures, this is going to vary depending on what you are doing and how long you want your video to be. Your gap between pictures can be anywhere between a few seconds to a few hours.

Then you will need to set up your tri-pod and take the pictures you need.

After you are done taking all your pictures, you will need to insert them into a program that will play them all together, I know Adobe Photoshop has a program for this as well as Windows Movie Maker.

Here are my projects from the week:

Sunset from my apartment
About 50 pictures were taken  every 2 minutes for an hour and a half

Cleaning the living room.
In this Time Lapse I took some objects right out of the shot so they looked like they just disapeared and slowly moved some objects across the screen so they looked like they were moving on their own.



  1. Love the project! The living room one made me giggle.

  2. This comment has been removed by the author.