Over on the Canon Professional Network there’s a nice little article on shooting hyperlapse videos by Belgian photographer Matthew Vandeputte.
For those not familiar with the term, its similar to a timelapse (multiple shots taken over time and put together into a video – like this one of mine) but a hyperlapse also includes movement. By movement I’m not talking about the couple of meters a motorised slider might be able to give you but proper distances and this means you have to do quite a bit of post-processing to sync and align all the frames in order to avoid wobble.
In the article Vaneputte says “The one piece of advice I give to people wanting to try out this technique is to just go out and shoot. Analyse what you have shot and how you want it different and then go out and shoot again. There’s only so much you can learn from books, articles or videos. What it really boils down to is hands-on experience. Knowing in a snap second what you have to do to get the shot that’s in your head, and translate it to the settings on your camera is what it all boils down to. And that comes from experience.”