Though Brinno timelapse videos are automatically processed and ready to view and share, there are a few things that you can do to enhance your videos. We encourage customers to get creative and look at time lapse as a way to spark creativity. There is no right or wrong way to make a time lapse, do whatever suits your needs and time constraints.
Use multiple cameras
Your projects are not 2D. Adding multiple cameras allows you to capture a more in-depth vision of your process.
For construction projects, provide multiple outside views while also showing developments in individual rooms. Highlight the diverse work done by different trades and create a true to life documentation of the construction project from start to finish.
When filming an art project set up multiple cameras to get different view angles that you can swap between in post-editing or manually move your camera around while you are working. By mixing up your footage you will retain your viewers’ attention and keep them guessing what they will see next.
Play around with time intervals
The time interval you use will depend on the length of the project and in some cases the level of detail you want to document.
Though for longer construction projects (3+ months) we generally recommend using a time interval of 5 minutes, sometimes it’s good to switch it up. Feel free to experiment with shorter intervals like 30 seconds during early stages such as the groundbreaking and framing. Later when visual changes slow down try slowing down the capture interval to our standard of 1 or 5 minutes.
Art projects have lots of different stages that require different levels of precision and detail. Switch up your capture interval to reflect the stages of your project so that nothing in missed. During stages with lots of details use a fast interval such as ASAP or 2 seconds and with slower changes switch to 5 seconds. If you are filming a large scale project like a mural, capture intervals such as 10 seconds or even 20 seconds will provide you with a great finished time lapse.
Add drone footage
There is nothing more epic than adding flyover footage of your project. A bird’s-eye view can increase the grandness of your project and allow you to feature the surrounding environment. A little drone footage can up the quality of your video and is alow effort way to make them look more professional.
Use simple editing software to create polished videos
Bring your timelapse videos to the next level with a little editing. Create a title sequence, highlight important parts, add music, and even include interview clips. An edited video will provide you with more engaging video content that can be shared as promotional material on social media. No need for anything fancy, a little editing goes a long way.
Have fun with it
Lastly, time lapse doesn't have to be serious business. Experiment and play around with your camera, find what works best for you. Share your time lapse creations with the theBrinno family using #brinno.
This video was made by Alvaro Reyes through his company Contra in Chile with a mixture of footage from Brinno TLC200Pro cameras, Lumix, and Drone. Check out his company website to discover more of his great work and the interview we did with him a few months back!
This fun little video was filmed with a combination of Brinno TLC2020 cameras, still photography, and regular video. You will be drawn into the video right until the end but be careful! Watching the video will make you hungry!