Hyperlapse has been around for a while now, and you can even film some pretty sweet stuff on your smartphone, but you have got to check this beautiful video out. Using a simple camera setup, Vadim Tereshchenko wants everyone to know if you want to do hyperlapse, you can!
The L.A.-based photographer has been exclusively shooting hyperlapse for the past two years, which is how long it took him to shoot this video. Tereshchenko originally started shooting hyperlapse videos as a hobby, and says he failed the first couple of times. Then it clicked. Now he shoots a lot of his hyperlapse videos for companies such as VH1, AMC, and L.A. LIVE. I guess practice really does make perfect.
Unlike Instagram or other apps' hyperlapse, Tereshchenko shoots his time-lapses the good old fashioned way: frame by frame. Shooting this way allows the quality of the images to be much higher, and as you can see from the video it pays off. But he warns to be sure to have a couple hard drives for all that space you will use shooting raw images. He uses a Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 17-40mm f/4 lens, and tripod, but the magic happens in After Effects. I mean did you see those amazing transitions? Five seconds of video time often translates into almost five hours of editing to match and stabilize clips and transitions. All of us video editors feel you bro.
Tereshchenko relies heavily on The Photographers Ephemeris (TPE), which is a pretty cool app if you need to track the sun or stars (if you're an astrophotographer, this app will help you tons). While anyone is able to shoot hyperlapse, it is not for the faint of heart. You have to be totally concentrated on what you're shooting and where the light is moving over the hours. It takes a lot of time to shoot hyperlapse videos well, and if you're not willing to put the time into it, then it just simply won't work.
I made this video because I wanted to show all capabilities of this technology and that you can have only DSLR camera, tripod, and laptop and be able to create something very beautiful.
What apps or gear do you use to shoot hyperlapse?