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In this Instructable, I will show you how to make your very own time-lapse video.

I will also share helpful tips that I have learned from experiences.

Here's a video of some of the time-lapses that my friend and I made:


Per Wikipedia, time-lapse photography is making "Processes that would normally appear subtle to the human eye, e.g. the motion of the sun and stars in the sky, become very pronounced."

Almost everyone has seen a time-lapse because they are frequently used as stock footage in news shows.

From here out, I will refer to time-lapse photography simply as "time-lapse".

Step 1: Supplies Needed

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For this project, you will need:
 
  • Camera (does not matter what kind,)
  • Tripod or a lamp with a lampshade-  almost all lampshades are attached to the lamp with a 1/4 inch threaded bolt which is the exact same size as a camera tripod mount. So, no tripod no problem!
  • Computer
  • Lawnchair
  • Intervalometer (helpful, but not necessary)
  • A big chunk of time (at the very least, around an hour, otherwise, there might not be a whole lot of motion in your scene)
 
sprudo2 years ago
Good instruction - cool way to create time-lapse videos.

Thanks!