Different Types of Time-Lapse Videography

Birmingham time-lapse videography is a popular technique used for various reasons in filmmaking. There’s been an increase in styles of time-lapse photography in Birmingham now used in the industry, so whatever you want to achieve, this kind of technique can help make it possible. 

At Beverly Boy Productions, we like to use various styles of Birmingham time-lapse videography into our videos based on what our clients are looking to achieve. Reach out if you want full service production and time-lapse video services.

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Here are 8 frequently used styles of time-lapse techniques offered at Beverly Boy Productions.

  1.  Basic Time-Lapse Videography

With the basic time-lapse shot, the camera and settings are fixed. The idea is to capture a scene over a period of time and then exhibit the footage over time. While it’s not a new technique, it’s ideal for shooting things like shadows or clouds, moving traffic, sunrises, etc. 

  1.  Hyperlapse Videography

Hyperlapse videography is a more technical style of Birmingham time-lapse videography but it provides a “hyper” look for your videos that is exciting when done well. Hyperlapse videography is done by filming a specific point, and while surroundings may be happening, the frames all look the same or very similar. 

  1.  Plant Timelapse Videography

As it sounds, plant time-lapse videography is a technique that consists of capturing the growth of a plant over time. It may take a few weeks or months to get the kind of plant growth that you want so make sure you can spare that camera for an extended period of time. 

  1.  Holy Grail Time-Lapse Videography

Many types of Birmingham time-lapse videography can be difficult to capture. The holy grail is a unique style that consists of shooting at sunrise or sunset while setting the exposure settings just right and while it’s a complex technique, the result is stunning. 

  1.  Aerial Hyperlapse

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This is the term used to talk about the various types of time-lapse photography that can be captured from the sky, via plane, drone, or helicopter. Aerial hyperlapse takes shots from a positioned camera focused on one point while filming it and its surroundings as the camera moves from various perspectives. 

  1.  Astro Timelapse

Filmed at night and from a dark area to get the best shot at filming astronomical scenes in the night sky, this style is commonly referred to as astrophotography or astrovideography.

  1.  Focus Pull Time-Lapse

A form of time-lapse videos that consists of pointing at the focus ring and allowing you to adjust as you go, this style is known is advanced and often used in conjunction with the motion control style. 

  1.  Motion Control Birmingham Time-Lapse

Motion control Birmingham time-lapse video makers call for a lot of gear to achieve results. Out of the many types of Birmingham time-lapse videography, motion control time-lapse can be really fun to use and versatile. 

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