Combining Time Lapse and Video at Sunset

In this video, photographers Jay P. Morgan (from the Slanted Lens) takes a look at shooting and combining a timelapse and a video taken from the 3rd Street bridge in Los Angeles and some motion.

Adding motion to a timelapse beyond the actual change in the shot is always a good idea. On this video Morgan is using both the Syrp Genie Mini and Magic Carpet robotic heads for creating a horizontal movement and rotational movement and adding them to the timelapse which includes a makeshift window and a model watching at the cars go by on the driveway.

Morgan go through all the equipment he used, the settings and some of the problems he had to overcome to create the shot that he wanted including the different intervals for the timelapse.

In the past we posted several other guides for shooting timelapses including a step by step one by  Corey Rich as well as a  very comprehensive guide to time-lapse photography with photographer Vincent Laforet in 3 parts (the first episode in the series here and the second video here and the 3′rd can be found here) as well as a much more basic guide by photographer Gavin Hoey called “Timelapse Photography Tutorial“.

You can find all of Jay P. Morgan’s videos here on LensVid on the following link. As always you can find more helpful photography tips on our Photography tips section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.


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