Timelapse is an effect used in video production and photography where long periods of time are sped up so minutes, hours and even days pass in mere seconds. It’s usually done as a series of still images which, when played together in quick succession give the appearance of everything moving rapidly. Here’s a recent timelapse video we did for the NHS shot over the course of 2 months.
It’s all about using it with style and intention, bringing drama and flair to your film, keeping the audience on their toes, and making shots look absolutely breathtaking. You can use timelapse footage to show:
Be warned though, too much unnecessary timelapse means your video will start to drag, becoming less and less impactful with each sped up shot. We’d recommend not using more than 1 minute of it at a time, unless you’re breaking it up with normal speed footage and animated text or still images. Skill and precision is key if you want to wow audiences with timelapse technology.
The benefits of timelapse are that it can be used for a myriad of reasons. It can evoke a sense of wonder, showcase the beauty of a place or event, and add a cinematic flavour to your film, the list goes on. Speeding up footage can be useful to demonstrate a longer process in a shorter time, or to bring a new and unexpected grace to a shot. Simply Thrilled loves the storytelling capabilities of timelapse and how it thrills audiences.
We have sophisticated pieces of timelapse kit which means we can set up cameras in a location - say, a building site - and leave them there for months at a time to capture the whole process. We can arrange for you to view and access the images online as they’re shot and even change the camera settings remotely to allow for changes to the environment. We even have a system which unfogs the camera lens if it gets misted up!
Here’s what else we’re known for:
The benefits of timelapse are super-clear to us. Contact Simply Thrilled today to let us show you the potential of your next project.