Time lapse videos are incredible. They combine photography, cinematography and video editing into one new great art form that really shines with its unique approach. Although they may seem really difficult to do, they are now fairly simple to create. Let’s get started.
Things You Will Need to Create Time lapse:
- Device capable of capturing a timelapse (Smartphone or DSLR)
- A modern PC or Mac with decent specs
- Adobe Creative Suite or any other editing software you prefer
- Video sped up to twice the original speed (or more)
- Photos stitched into a video
Method 1 – Video sped up – Use a DSLR or other camera
The easiest way to create a time lapse is to put your smartphone or camera on a tripod and record a video, which you will afterwards speed up on your computer.
When you’re done with the video, just upload it to your PC and use video editing software of your choice to speed it up. For the purpose of this tutorial I’ll show you how to do it in Adobe Premiere Pro, since it’s one of the most widely used programs.
Method 2.1 – Photo stitching – Option 1 use Lapse it Pro for Android or iOS
For those of you who don’t have access to DSLR cameras with intervalometers, there’s Lapse It – a great application for making timelapses on your mobile phone, available for iOS and for Android. To access the full version, capable of recording high quality timelapses, you’ll have to set yourself back with $2 bucks, but you can still check out the free version if you’re not 100% sure if this is for you.
Here’s what my quick time lapse looks like after a bit of extra tweaks in Adobe Premiere Pro: