Intermediate time-lapse editing course

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In this course you will learn to edit time-lapse sequences with big light changes during several hours and how to completely remove the flicker from them. This is the ideal option to improve your day to night, sunrise or moonset time-lapses with post-production. You will also learn how to fix common errores during a shoot, for example: remove dust spots, vehicles lights, birds, people that show up in front of your camera and how to stabilize time-lapses. Finally, to improve your shots, you will learn how to modify their speed and make them more dynamic using Ken Burn effects to add them pan, tilt and zoom.

Level

Level

Intermediate

Duration

Duration

03:07 hours

Exercise files

Exercise files

Time-lapses, videos and presets

Language

Language

Spanish

Lessons

1 - Introduction (01:09)

Quick introduction with me explaining briefly what we’ll learn on this course.

2 - Editing tools (02:01)

The tools we need for editing all our time-lapses and where to download them.

3 – Editing: 1° example (24:28)

Editing of the first image sequence using Lightroom and LRTimelapse.

4 – Editing: 2° example (14:46)

Editing of the second image sequence using LRTimelapse and Lightroom.

5 – Editing: 3° example (33:19)

Editing of the third image sequence using LRTimelapse and Lightroom.

6 - After Effects configuration (02:42)

How to properly set up After Effects before we start editing our time-lapses.

7 - How to stabilize a time-lapse (07:24)

Learn how to stabilize a time-lapse using native After Effects filters.

8 - Ken Burns effects (19:54)

Learn how to create camera motion-like via software using After Effects.

9 - Remove car lights (10:12)

How to remove annoying car lights from your time-lapses.

10 - Remove dust spots (11:11)

How to remove sensor or lens dust spots.

11 - Remove birds (04:07)

Learn how to easily remove birds from your time-lapse frames.

12 - Remove people (11:01)

You'll learn to remove people crossing in front of your camera using this technique.

13 - Create a star trail time-lapse (06:39)

Make your night time-lapse beautiful by adding some star trails to it.

14 - Rendering with Media Encoder (05:02)

Learn how to properly render the videos we edited in After Effects.

15 - Time remapping (11:33)

In this lesson you'll learn how to change speed and duration of a time-lapse video using Premiere Pro.

16 - Conclusion (00:29)

Brief closing for the intermediate time-lapse editing course.

17 - Extra class: Tilt-shift effect (07:52)

In this extra class you will learn how to create a miniature effect on your time-lapses.

18 - Extra class: Combine video with time-lapse (13:59)

In this extra class you will learn to combine real time video with an astro time-lapse.

Detailed contents by application

  1. Lightroom Classic
    • Editing of 3 time-lapse sequences with lots of light changes
    • Editing and correction of images with keyframes
    • Saturation technique to get a perfect white balance
    • How to recover a lot of information using color profiles
    • Synchronizing specific adjustments
    • Match total exposures
    • Animated crop
    • Filter by keyframes
  2. LRTimelapse
    • Holy Grail technique
      • How to use the Holy Grail Wizard
      • Holy Grail Wizard tools
      • How to fix a Holy Grail bug
      • Editing keyframes
      • Choosing a correct shooting mode for the Wizard
    • Transitions
      • Multiple
      • Individual
    • Visual Previews
    • Deflicker
      • How to use the deflicker tool
      • Alternative use of the tool
      • Deflicker a sequence by area
      • Total deflicker for a time-lapse sequence
      • Initialize the deflicker tool
    • Add aperture value to a time-lapse sequence
    • Keyframes
      • How to avoid common issues with keyframes
      • Creating new keyframes
      • Deleting keyframes
      • Meaning of the different keyframes available
  3. After Effects
    • How to set up the program
    • How to correctly load a time-lapse raw sequence
      • How to reload raw sequence data
    • Ken Burns Effects
      • ¿What are they?
      • How to use them properly
      • Pan, tilt and zoom
    • How to use keyframes
      • Scale adjustments
      • Position adjustments
      • Using keyframes with effects
      • How to create and delete keyframes
    • 4K vs 1080p resolution
    • How to import video files
    • Fix to commmon issues during a shoot
      • Stabilizing a time-lapse sequence
        • Recommended settings for a proper stabilization
      • Removing vehicle lights
      • Removing dust spots (2 methods)
      • Removing birds
      • Removing people
    • Darken and Lighten Blending Modes
    • How to use masks
      • Mask feather
      • Mask opacity
    • How to user markers
    • Freeze frames
    • Invert layers time
    • Creating star trails
      • Regular star trails
      • Comet-like star trails
    • Combine video with time-lapse
      • Luma Key
      • Lumetri Color
  4. Premiere Pro
    • Creating a project
    • Importing video files
    • Creating sequences
    • Time remapping (2 methods)
      • Curves
    • Masks
    • Saturation, exposure and contrast adjustments using Lumetri
  5. Media Encoder
    • How to install and use presets (included with the exercise files)
    • How to use the program
    • Rendering After Effects and Premiere Pro projects
    • Rendering times

Requirements

Notes

  • Please make sure the programs work on your computer before buying the course
  • You must use Lightroom Classic, Lightroom doesn’t work with LRTimelapse
  • Clicking here you can find a solution to the 400 files limitation on LRTimelapse (Spanish tutorial)
  • I only tested the Media Encoder presets with the CC 2018 version, but they should work fine on other versions as well

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