While we were at IBC 2019, we stopped by the Syrp stand to take a look at the new Syrp Tilt Platform. While we were there, Ben from Syrp was just getting ready to set up a timelapse of the crowd around the stand, so we chatted a little about the Tilt Platform and then got Ben to show us how we can shoot timelapses of people using a Syrp slider system.
The New York Skyline is probably one of the most fluid in the world. Its outline is ever-changing with new buildings going up and old ones being replaced on a regular basis. Photographer and filmmaker Joe DiGiovanna spotted this from the window of his apartment in Weehawken, New Jersey, and decided that he wanted to capture it in timelapse.
French fellow timelapse photographer Emeric Le Bars went to meet with Joe to interview him about the project. Joe told Emeric that the project was born from a love of the city and the incredible view he had from his apartment. His mission is to film and post the sunrise over NYC every day for at least 30 years.
One of the big problems with shooting timelapse, especially at night, is that it can get very boring, really quickly. So, often, astro timelapse photographers will leave their cameras snapping away while they go for a nap. That’s what Matthew Vandeputte did at the end of May while shooting timelapse on a road trip through Utah.
Meteors are quite common to capture at night, along with the usual aircraft, but capturing one exploding is a much rarer event. But that’s exactly what his camera had seen when he reviewed the images.
The original Syrp Genie Mini quickly became a leader in motion control for timelapse photographers and filmmakers. The small form factor made it easy to slip into your camera bag or even a pocket, and take with you just about anywhere. It also offered a lot of control and consistency.
Syrp has today announced its successor, the Syrp Genie Mini II, offering everything the original has but adding WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, Type-C USB and future-proofing it for new features within the Syrp mobile app.
Timelapses aren’t always as fun to make as they are to watch. The shooting process involves a lot of sitting down and just waiting for it to be done. But the results usually make it well worth it. But how many different ways can we actually shoot timelapse? This video from Rob Nelson at Science Filmmaking Tips we look at six different ways we can shoot timelapse from the super basic to more advanced setups.
There are two things I like to look at when I just want to relax. Timelapses and photos from space. And when they’re combined, it’s often extremely relaxing. The above timelapse was shot recently by NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who has been living and working on the International Space Station since the middle of March.
It seems that every time a new super high-resolution camera is released, one of the first samples we see of it in use is a timelapse. And the Fuji GFX100 announced a few days ago certainly qualifies under that “super high-resolution” qualifier. So, here’s the obligatory timelapse, and it’s an absolute beauty.
Timelapses are a lot of fun to shoot. I don’t shoot them anywhere near as often as I would like, but I try to shoot them as often as I possibly can. Shooting them in daylight, though, can present some challenges, especially if you have fast-moving subjects like people or vehicles. Yes, when it comes to timelapse, people are fast moving subjects.
It often results in very jerky motion with one frame looking drastically different from the last, losing that flow of motion we like to see in a timelapse. There is a way to solve the problem. Two, actually. And in the above video from Fenchel & Janisch, Moritz Janisch walks us through both of them.
Timelapses are a lot of fun to make, but they can sometimes be a bit of a hassle to assemble in post. You need to process everything manually, which can still take a while even if you batch process, and if you’re bulb ramping for day-to-night transitions it can be a lot of work to get things looking smooth.
Timelapse+ Studio wants to fix all that for you by helping to automate the process. It’s a plugin for Lightroom (everything from version 6 and up), which automates a lot of the hassle out of creating timelapse.
Timelapse is a subject that many photographers and filmmakers have tried. But sometimes, a couple of hours just isn’t long enough to shoot the sequence that you really need. In construction, for example, you might need to keep shooting for up to a month, or even more.