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Ballooning Time-Lapse tutorial by Canon

The Canon Digital Learning Center posted an article about how to realise a ballooning time-lapse, i.e. how to capture a ballooning event (Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta) and produce a time-lapse video.

Time-lapse is the recording of multiple still images taken over a period of time to demonstrate the compression of time. How we do this is by taking still images at specific intervals, without moving the camera. By assembling this series of images into a video clip, it appears to show the passage of time. For a unique story-telling approach, you may want to shoot a few different angles of the same event (“b-roll,” which is the term for creating more than one angle as supplemental footage to be inserted in a clip in order to keep your viewer’s interest) to create different perspectives. Read the article…

Canon also posted an article with safety tips for those who want to make such a time-lapse video, and hence have to go close to the balloons for pictures.

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