There are a few ways to capture a walk on a hyperlapse footage. I can’t choose ‘the best one’, because every way is different. It’s good to know, what the result looks like and choose the one suitable for your project. This time I decided to capture a straight walk with a gimbal 🙂 So, check out the shot below and then read about my setup 😉
First of all, the technique. This walk was shot with a gimbal. I was holding the gimbal and walking forward behind my wife 🙂 That’s pretty much all. You can find detailed tutorial on this technique here: Handheld Hyperlapse with a Gimbal.
In this kind of shot the gimbal is doing almost all the work for you. You have to just walk as straight as possible and hold the gimbal on a constant height. Sometimes it could be hard for your forearms, but it’s a great workout too! 🙂
Now, let’s talk about gear and settings I’ve used. Some of you might know, that I use Easystab v2 Pro stabilizer, it’s a Polish product. The good news for you might be that I was contacted by Easystab company and you will be able to order this gimbal through my blog 🙂 Of course, buying it here will help me make more tutorials. If you’re interested in purchasing this gear, you will find all the details there:
As always I used my GH4 and Sigma 10-20mm lens on a Speedbooster. To get long exposure I used Hoya ProND1000. The path was really long, so I was able to choose a little longer interval and test how it looks 🙂 The settings were as follows:
- 2 sec interval
- 1″ shutter speed (handheld! :))
- ISO 200
With this settings the walk looks really fast, almost like there is no legs movement, however the clouds are moving quite nice 🙂
It’s another short article, because the main technique is described in another article 🙂 But I think it’s a good supplement for that tutorial, you can see what effect you’ll get with the settings shown above.
Have you ever tried this technique? Share the footage on my Facebook group ( http://facebook,com/groups/timelapse.hyperlapse ) or just say what do you think about it in the comments 🙂 See you next week!