One of our favourite timelapse-o-graphers has been having so much fun with his Triggertrap kit that he has decided to share his carefully developed and super useful techniques with you.
We spoke with Alex Chin a little while ago when we first noticed his striking timelapse work and realised that – to our delighted surprise – he was using a Triggertrap v1 as his intervalometer. Since then Alexander has been experimenting with his timelapse techniques, improving the quality of his work and throwing in the odd curveball like the cheeky number below:
A lot of Alex’s timelapses come with equipment descriptions on his Vimeo or technique and trial and error commentary via his website, but until very recently he hadn’t taken us fully behind the scenes to witness his timelapse technique. You can imagine our CEO Haje’s feeling that Christmas and birthday had come at once when a fruitful conversation between himself and Mr Chin resulted in a behind-the-scenes video all about timelapse featuring Triggertrap v1 as an important element of Alexander’s work.
In the video below, Alexander walks us through his process of making a timelapse video from initial research to the end processing. This behind-the-scenes video is packed full of tried and tested methods and choices that have taken Alexander from keen photographer to brilliant timelapse videographer and editor.
Part 1: Production
Part 2: Post Processing
And the rest, dear timelapse fans, is up to you. Here’s one final slice of video editing inspiration from Alex:
Oh, one last thing. Don’t forget to share your excellent timelapse creations with us onPrimelapse.com!