FOR A TIME-LAPSE to work properly and be worth watching, the camera needs to be held stable, there needs to be something interesting going on, you need to be able to take multiple images over time, and the final movie needs to compress the time in a way that keeps the viewers interested. A time-lapse in which nothing seems to be happening or changing can be quite boring. On the flip side, a time-lapse in which there is too much happening or things are changing too quickly can be difficult to watch.

The Basic Gear

To create a time-lapse video, you will need a camera that can take multiple images over time using either a built-in ...

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