Our latest time lapse production is a combination of fast motion shots and static beauty shots. The hyperlapse technique is something that is not often done: Hand-held with a tele-photo lens (70-300mm). The sequences in which the camera constantly moves, is a topic I recently covered in a tutorial.
Most of the other scenes were simply captured with a mirrorless camera on a locked-off tripod. The photography took mainly place at Frankfurt’s riverside in July, August and September 2020.
The post-production isn’t that different from what we have done in the past. The photo timelapses were edited in Adobe’s CameraRaw and combined in to a video sequence in After Effects CC. The clips were stabilized, cropped, de-flickered and color graded.
You can watch a detailed tutorial about how we post-process hyper lapses and time lapses below.
The great thing about fast motion films is that there are plenty of creative ways to showcase something that we usually cannot experience ourselves.