Time-lapse / Hyper-lapse

Time-lapse is probably the point where photography and video blends the most seamlessly. In a nutshell, this is a technique where frames are captured at intervals and then sped up in post production to give the illusion that time is moving fast. It is particularly effective when used with clouds as they creep across the sky, or crowds of people as they swarm in a street. Another popular name for this technique in filming is called undercranking.

Hyper-lapse is a similar technique but involves the camera moving through space as each frame is taken. If you have a look at our showreel (left) you will see some examples of both time-lapse and hyper-lapse. If you are putting on an event and want to have the whole set up recorded then time-lapse might be a great way to convey this information.

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