This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training explains his workflow for creating time lapse movies from a series of photographs using Final Cut Pro X and other applications.
Timelapse photography has become very popular recently – and with the advent of sophisticated and inexpensive tools it's easier to get into than ever before. A twist on timelapse photography is creating a “minature world” look, commonly called “tilt-shift”. This effect can be created in-camera, or can be done in post.
In a recent trip to San Francisco, Steve and his crew shot over 25,000 photographs in various locations primarily using a Canon 5D Mark III outfitted with a tilt-shift lens from borrowlenses.com which creates the shallow depth of field look in the camera – and which can still be augmented further in Motion or Final Cut Pro by masking, blurring, and increasing saturation.
While not mentioned in the video, we also did some testing of a programmable motorized slider from Emotimo, which is great for adding motion to time lapse videos.
You can see Steve's time lapse tilt-shift video here.