The Art of Making Timelapse Films

Michael Shain­blum released a new time­lapse film this week called “Into the Atmos­phere,” which is his visu­al trib­ute to Cal­i­for­ni­a’s beau­ti­ful deserts, moun­tains and coast­lines. Even if you’ve seen your fair share of time­lapse films before, as I’m sure many of you have, you might be inter­est­ed in this oth­er new­ly-released film called “The Art of The Time­lapse.” Pro­duced by The Cre­ators Project, the short film gives you a glimpse of what goes into mak­ing a time­lapse — the req­ui­site gear, the favor­able light­ing con­di­tions, the ide­al land­scape, and more. Shain­blum is your guide. You can find an archive of his films here.

If you’d like to dig deep­er into the art of mak­ing time­lapse films, we’d rec­om­mend check­ing out The Basics of Time Lapse Pho­tog­ra­phy with Vin­cent Laforet, a four-part video series, on Canon’s edu­ca­tion web site. The first episode appears below.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Watch Picas­so Cre­ate Entire Paint­ings in Mag­nif­i­cent Time-Lapse Film (1956)

53 Years of Nuclear Test­ing in 14 Min­utes: A Time Lapse Film by Japan­ese Artist Isao Hashimo­to

NASA Archive Col­lects Great Time-Lapse Videos of our Plan­et

Le Fla­neur: Time Lapse Video of Paris With­out the Peo­ple

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