Timelapse Photography

SHIMMER WORKSHOP: Timelapse Photography

About: A 2-day intensive covering all aspects of planning, shooting, sequencing, editing and exporting a high quality timelapse piece, with a special emphasis on capturing the “holy grail” of timelapse captures; the day/night transition through sunset or sunrise.

When: Saturday 3 September and Sunday 4 September 2016 (intensive 2 days).

Day 1 (Saturday 3 September) commences at 0900 to 1600. There is an optional sunset capture for those who wish to stay on for this.

Day 2 (Sunday 4 September) commences at 0900 to 1700. There is an optional sunrise capture at 5.30 am on the 4th.


Availability: Maximum workshop capacity, 12 spaces

Facilitated by: Chris Oaten

Providing timelapse services primarily to commercial and industrial clients, Chris has worked with Adelaide City Council, Swanbury Penglase, University of South Australia, Fleurieu Tourism, KWP Advertising, Great Southern Rail and other clients. He also worked for many years in print media ahead of becoming a full-time photographer and shoots stills and video for various clients but timelapse photography accounts for most of his business activity

Location: Noarlunga Arts Centre Visual Arts room. Noarlunga SA

Who is this for?: Participants should arrive with a working knowledge of their preferred programs. Some assistance can be offered to Mac users but Chris Oaten doesn’t soil his fingers on the Windows platform, so those users are on their own.  Ability to use manual setting on your DSLR and, preferably, a solid understanding of your camera’s histogram.  This workshop will cover a lot of information and put participants’ skills to the test in a collaborative workgroup. Be prepared to work.

What to bring:

  1. DSLR or similar camera capable of being controlled by either a built-in or external intervalometer, with a range of lenses;
  2. Intervalometer, if their camera doesn’t have a built-in controller;
  3. Solid tripod;
  4. Card reader (or USB cable for camera transfers);
  5. Computer: Mac or Windows, running Lightroom. Also, any software capable of rendering an image sequence to video – ie Premiere, After Effects, Motion, Photoshop. Also, video editing software;
  6. The Lightroom plug-in, LRTimelapse, is an important part of timelapse post-production workflow. Participants are recommended to have it installed on their computers. A free evaluation version can be downloaded and used during the workshop;
  7. Participants who do not own their own computer can arrange to hire an Apple iMac computer at a cost of $100 per day.
  8. An information kit will be supplied to registered participants ahead of the workshop to clarify requirements.

Cost: $450.00

Includes:  catering across 2 days and technical Notes / Handouts


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