Timelapse filmmaking is a DSLR photography technique. Crucially, frames are shot using regular intervals, the timing of which is variable depending on the desired result.
I’ve been practicing the art of timelapse photography for over three years, immediately falling in love with the richness and depth that this type of filmmaking provides. It’s application can be used for all sorts of situations, often providing a distinctly unique feeling.
Condensing various periods of time in a filmic way is captivating, insightful, and beautiful. Where lots of motion is captured, the viewer will always notice different things happening on subsequent viewings. Timelapse is also an art form that everyone will likely enjoy watching.
The level of granular control timelapse photography production affords is immense, from conveying smooth motion by varying exposure length, to the huge range of post production options made possible by using digital SLR cameras.
Alongside the core fundamentals of timelapse, the introduction of specialised motion control equipment enables me to create a wide range of dynamic shots. For example, using motion sliders to provide lateral and vertical movement, pan and tilt controls, motorised focus pulls, tracking along and around subjects from ground level, and hyperlapsing, which is the technique of moving a camera through open space at regular intervals of distance.
Motion controlled shots adds more interest and dynamism to compositions by showing the juxtaposition of things such as foreground motion and latent natural motion, i.e, clouds etc.
Check out my showreel and other projects to get a feel for my timelapse filmmaking work, and please feel free to contact me to discuss a project. I am based in Bristol but will always travel where required.