A Lazy Girl's Guide to Time-lapses / by Sydney Joseph

Generally creating a time-lapse video is done using a sequence of photos played all together, but there are some days when I just don't have the time and energy to get that done. To create this time-lapse video, I set up my camera at golden hour and shot exactly five minutes of footage. Your camera has to be in manual focus mode. If it isn’t, there is a chance that your focus could change during the video which will be extremely noticeable when the footage is sped up. I learnt this the hard way.

Once your video is shot, it's a simple matter of bringing into your editing software and adjusting the speed until you're happy. You can colour grade your footage at any point during this process but I really loved the natural colours of the sunset. I added letterboxes to my footage to make it look a bit more cinematic but that step is entirely optional.

I hope you enjoyed this short tutorial on how I make quick time-lapses. Feel free to leave a comment on any other tutorials you’d like to see me do.