Shoot and edit day to night time-lapse course

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Description

In the 19 lessons of this course you will learn to plan, shoot and edit day to night (holy grail) time-lapses using 6 different methods; with simple tools like your bare hands or using software specifically designed for this task; available for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS and Android.

Level

Nivel

Intermediate

Duration

Duración

6:57 hours

Exercise files

Archivos de ejercicios

Time-lapses, a template and checklists

Language

Language

Spanish

Lessons

1 – Introduction (03:32)

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

2 – Before shooting (04:01)

A quick overview about everything we’ll need to get good day to night time-lapses.

3 – Pre-scouting (12:16)

We’ll learn about the best tools to scout a location comfortably from our home. This will be useful for when we actually visit the location we want to shoot.

4 – Checking the forecast (10:14)

I’ll teach you about different and precise tools to check the weather to avoid cloudy or rainy shoots.

5 – Light pollution (03:06)

Light pollution is the worst enemy of landscape astrophotography. We will learn about the tools we can use to check how polluted an area is and plan our shoot accordingly.

6 – Camera settings (07:49)

In order to shoot day to night time-lapses we need to use specific camera and interval settings to get good time-lapses. In this lesson we will learn how to configure our devices properly.

7 – Lunar phases (07:07)

Landscape astrophotography depends greatly on the lunar phases. In this lesson we will learn to properly set up our camera to get a good exposure according to the Moon brightness.

8 – Histogram (13:45)

One of the most useful tools when shooting day to night time-lapses is the histogram. In this lesson we will learn what is it and how to use it to get excellent results.

9 – Focusing techniques (13:51)

When shooting day to night time-lapses we need to focus during the day, this way we will avoid unfocused stars at night. We will see two techniques to get a proper focus before starting our shoot.

10 – Work and editing tools (08:46)

An overview about all the applications and work tools we will use during the course and where to download them from.

11 – File management (05:44)

We will learn how to create proper copies of our files using a special program. Also how to store them correctly using a template specifically designed for the course.

12 – Aperture priority method (56:14)

We will learn to shoot and edit day to night time-lapses using the aperture priority method. This method is available for all camera brands.

13 – Rendering with LRTimelapse (10:33)

How to properly configure and do a render (image to video conversion) using LRTimelapse.

14 – Multiple time-lapses method (01:11:17)

We will learn to shoot and edit day to night time-lapses using the Multiple time-lapses method. This method is available for all camera brands.

15 – Holy Grail with LRTimelapse (42:43)

We will learn to plan, shoot and edit day to night time-lapses using the Holy Grail with LRTimelapse method. This method is available for all camera brands.

16 – LRTimelapse + qDSLRDashboard (45:06)

We will learn to shoot and edit day to night time-lapses using the LRTimelapse + qDSLRDashboard method. This method is available for Nikon, Sony and Canon cameras (see Requirements to check your model compatibility with the program).

17 – Magic Lantern (42:32)

We will learn to plan, shoot and edit day to night time-lapses using the Magic Lantern method. This method is available for Canon cameras only (see Requirements to check your model compatibility with the firmware).

18 – GBTimelapse (57:10)

We will learn to plan, shoot and edit day to night time-lapses using the GBTimelapse method. This method is available for Canon cameras only (see Requirements to check your model compatibility with the program).

19 – Conclusions (01:50)

Brief closing for the Introduction to time-lapse editing course.

Detailed contents by method and application

  1. Google Earth
    • How to scout locations
    • Maps
    • Pictures
    • Measurement tools
  2. Google Images
    • How to search for images of locations
  3. Google Maps
    • Location search
    • How to get location coordinates
  4. The Photographer’s Ephemeris
    • How to change the date
    • Position pin
    • Sun and Moon position
    • Location sync
  5. Clear Outside
    • How to read the website data
  6. Light Pollution Map
    • How to read the website data
  7.  PhotoPills
    • How to use the augmented reality
  8. TeraCopy
    • How to use the program
    • How to make copies
    • How to verify a copy
    • How to use the file structure template (included with the excercise files) in order to manage and store our images properly
  9. Camera settings
    • Shooting tips
    • Interval
    • Interval vs exposure time
    • How aperture affects time-lapses
    • Flicker
  10. Camera exposure according to the phase of the Moon
    • Settings to expose correctly
    • How the Moon motion affects the landscape during the night
  11. Histogram
    • What is it and how to use it
    • How does an histogram with moonlight looks like
    • How does an histogram with no moonlight looks like
    • Exposing to the right
    • How to properly recover information when exposing to the right
  12. Technique
    • What is and how to use the hyperfocal distance
    • How to use a hyperfocal distance table
    • How to use a hyperfocal distance calculator
    • How to properly focus to infinity
    • Focusing tips
  13. Aperture priority method
    • Theory
    • Shooting
    • Shooting tips
    • Editing
    • Comparison between the SOOC images and the edited ones
  14. Multiple time-lapses method
    • Theory
    • Shooting
    • Shooting tips
    • Editing
    • Comparison between the SOOC images and the edited ones
  15. Holy Grail with LRTimelapse method
    • Theory
    • Planning
    • Shooting
    • Shooting tips
    • Editing
    • Comparison between the SOOC images and the edited ones
  16. LRTimelapse + qDSLRDashboard method (Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras)
    • Theory
    • Shooting
    • Shooting tips
    • Editing
    • Comparison between the SOOC images and the edited ones
  17. Magic Lantern method (Canon cameras only)
    • Theory
    • Planning
    • Shooting
    • Shooting tips
    • Editing
    • Comparison between the SOOC images and the edited ones
  18. GBTimelapse method (Canon cameras only)
    • Theory
    • Planning
    • Shooting
    • Shooting tips
    • Editing
    • Comparison between the SOOC images and the edited ones
  19. qDSLRDashboard
    • How to properly set up the program
    • How to set up the LRTimelapse setting
  20. Magic Lantern
    • Camera compatibility
    • Firmware installation
    • How to setup the Canon menu
    • How to set up the Magic Lantern menu to get a proper day to night time-lapse
  21. GBTimelapse
    • How to set up the program to get a proper day to night time-lapse
  22. Lightroom Classic CC
    • Editing
    • Aspect ratio
    • How to properly sync settings between pictures
    • Saving metadata
    • Reading metadata
    • Keyframe filtering
    • What does a star mean?
    • Keyframes editing
    • How to sync specific editing adjustments
    • Match total exposures
    • How to copy editing adjustments
    • How to paste editing adjustments
    • How to export images for a render with LRTimelapse
  23. LRTimelapse
    • Ramps or transitions
    • Creating new keyframes
    • Deleting keyframes
    • Keyframe assistant
    • How to use the Holy Grail Wizard
    • Keyframes type
    • Visual Previews
    • Total deflicker
    • Alternative use of the tool
    • Deflicker a sequence by area
    • Reference area
    • Reference area type
    • Initialize deflicker column
    • Initialize luminance Holy Grail column
    • Shooting mode selection
    • Render
  24. XMP files
    • What are they?
  25. DaVinci Resolve
    • Create a proyect
    • Language change
    • How to import files
    • Cutting (editing)
    • Transitions: crossfade
    • Render

Requirements

Notes

  • qDSLRDashboard is available for Nikon, Canon and Sony
  • Magic Lantern and GBTimelapse are for Canon only
  • Please make sure the programs work on your computer before buying the course
  • You must use Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC doesn’t work with LRTimelapse

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