Morten Rustad’s a rarity, managing to make time-lapse photography his fulltime gig – and today he’s teamed up with New Zealand based company Syrp to share his expertise and host their latest Filmmaking Guide: “How to Setup a Long-Distance Cable Cam Motion Time-lapse”.
Based out of Oslo, Norway, Rustad first made his way on to our computer screens in 2014 with his viral success “Norway – a Time-lapse Adventure.” A man of great talent – and patience - his next big time-lapse project has driven a year of travel across his home country and is due for release in 2017.
If you can’t wait that long, don’t worry – Rustad and Syrp’s comprehensive time-lapse guide will have you out creating your own breath-taking shots in no time.
Traditionally motion time-lapse has been restricted by the length of your slider, but with more recent developments in cable-cam technology, the possibilities for long distance time-lapse are increasing. Syrp’s recently released Slingshot allows up to 300ft (100m) of time-lapse goodness, offering a unique perspective previously denied to time-lapsers not willing to spend hours building their own rig.
For the filming of the guide, Rustad gives the low down on finding the perfect spot for setting up your time-lapse, and includes useful tips on camera settings, cable cam setup, and editing workflow. If you’re not in possession of a Slingshot or cable cam system this guide is still worth a watch for Rustad’s insight into the craft.
At almost 25 minutes, the video will leave you with everything you need to get out there and film.