Tyler Ginter spends a week filming HDSLR timelapses with Tom Lowe

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Good friend of planet5D Tyler Ginter (see the live interview we did with Tyler) sent us his latest post chronicling his week long trip filming timelapse extravaganzas with Tom Lowe (@timescapes) as well as writing his own “how to guide for making timelapses”.


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I was fortunate enough to spend a week traveling across Utah and Arizona with Tom Lowe and Dustin Kukuk last month. While I was there, we successfully filmed two shots that made it into Tom’s insane new trailer “Rapture” (shown above). ”Rapture” includes never before seen production footage that he filmed over the summer for his debut film “Timescapes.” I am honored to be a very small part of this revolutionary project!

Here's Tom's latest trailer called “Rapture” for his upcoming movie “TimeScapes

TimeScapes: Rapture from Tom Lowe @ Timescapes on Vimeo.

This is production footage I shot over the summer for my debut film, “TimeScapes,” a modern portrait of the American Southwest. I used Canon and Red MX cameras.

Follow the production of the film at: twitter.com/timescapes

Also here: timescapes.org and here timescapes.org/blog

A huge thank you to my assistants/Associate Producers who helped me film this, Dustin Kukuk, Nilo Recalde and Chris M. And, as always, my most sincere and humble respect goes to Ron Fricke, Mark Magidson, Terrence Malick and Godfrey Reggio.

Thank you to my sponsors: Canon USA, Kessler Crane, camBLOCK, Vinten & KATA.

Music is by the film's composer Nigel “John” Stanford: johnstanfordmusic.com Make sure to turn the volume and bass way up!


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Over the past year I have been working on a time lapse checklist and I want to share it with you. There are so many steps to properly setup a time lapse that I had to start writing them all down so I wouldn’t forget anything myself. This list changes almost every time I do another timelapse. There is no perfect formula to get incredible shots like Tom’s other than practice, practice, and more practice. So please don’t expect this checklist or any of my advise to turn you into a pro. Use the tips that are helpful and disregard those that aren’t!

With that said, back to the list… Please keep in mind that these are rough notes and most are just random thoughts I type in as I learn something new so please don’t expect complete sentences. Therefore, if anything doesn’t make sense feel free to ask!

To see the timelapse checklist, please read Tyler's post!

(Photo credit: snap from the video)

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