The first edition of the workshop Dolomiti Timelapse di FotoCorsi was held on 25 to September 28, 2014 in the beautiful Val di Fassa (Italy).
The main purpose of the workshop was to teach the best techniques for shooting and post-production to create a timelapse video of professional quality.
This project took almost one year to complete and more than 50.000 shots, mostly with two Nikon cameras, D600 and D7000, and ShooTools Camera Slider One. I used wide angle lenses with a very fast aperture (Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8, Tamron 24-70 f/2.8, Samyang 24 f/1.4, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6) and a couple of longer lenses (Nikkor 50 f/1.4 MF and 105 f/2).In some of the sequences I used a B+W ND110 filter to get a smooth water.
The biggest risk you run during the shooting of a video clip in a forest is to be obvious and to propose something already seen. Trying not to be completely didactic I decided to use different shots and different camera movements in this way i would be able to keep a little rhythm during editing.
“I thought I’d upload a short Showreel of some of my timelapse photography I’ve done over the last year. The video is quite short as I didn’t want to put too much footage into it as I will be showing it next year when I release my film on the Scotland’s beautiful Galloway Forest. Most of the footage was taken in the Galloway Forest and surrounding areas but I’ve also added a few shots from trip to Iceland in May.”
In architectural and building videos it is very important to mix properly different types of filming techniques, to obtain a “story” that is both technical and creative. The use of motorized sliders and heads, together with handheld shoots creates a proper “variation” that becomes crucial to the success of the video. More…
Although a lot of videomakers nowadays are self-made men who studied in the “field”, having a strong knowledge on video is the best starting point for a successful career in video and filming.
We at ShooTools believe strongly in that, and decided to become partner of one of the most interesting creative schools in Italy: ISIA Urbino