Color Correction for Timelapse Photography

ABOUT THIS COURSE

  • Duration: 7h25
  • Language: English
  • Videos: 26
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Learn how to edit and color correct your urban and nature timelapse videos with Lightroom. Learn how to analyze and read your images to get the most out of your raw sequence.

Editing and color correcting a sequence of images is a very different process than one single frame. The white balance, the colors, the contrast and the entire atmosphere are constantly changing, specially during a day to night. You are capturing a period of time, not a single moment frozen in time!

In my new class, Color Correction for Timelapse Photography, I will show you how to properly analyze and read your image sequences in order to create a beautiful and natural look on your timelapse videos. Over the years, I discovered the best way to create mesmerizing timelapse videos without ending up with tons of brightness or contrast flicker!

After looking through 8 years of timelapse sequences in my hard drives, I realized that there are tons of different scenes, scenarios and subjects you can come across in your timelapse life. That is the reason why this is the most advanced and complete online class about color correction for timelapse photography. I will be teaching you how to properly edit 28 different image sequences.

Every video is also full of secrets and tips to capture those kind of timelapse videos, such as settings, composition, angle and more.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

In order to complete this class, you need the following:

WHAT YOU WILL GET

  • 26 HD videos to learn how to perfectly edit and color correct your timelapse videos.
  • 185 raw images, the keyframes, used in the videos to practice at the same time you’re watching the tutorials (Download link available under Video 1).
  • 1 personalized review of your work. Purchase this class and send me one of your timelapse video, I will give you my feedback, good or bad.
  • Support from Emeric’s Timelapse if you have any questions or problems.

PART 1 – DIFFERENT TIME OF THE DAY

PART 2 – HOLY GRAIL DAY-TO-NIGHT & NIGHT-TO-DAY TIMELAPSES

PART 3 – MORE TIMELAPSE SUBJECTS

PART 4 – BONUS VIDEOS

LESSONS OVERVIEW

VIDEO 1 – INTRODUCTION (04:01)


Quick introduction to the “Color Correction for Timelapse Photography” Class.
Welcome!

PART 1:

DIFFERENT TIME OF THE DAY

VIDEO 2 – BASIC CITYSCAPE: DAY (28:06)

In this first video, I will show you how I color correct 2 beautiful timelapses of New York City and Los Angeles during a sunny day.

RAW KEYFRAMES INCLUDED WITH THE LESSON!

VIDEO 3 – BASIC CITYSCAPE: GOLDEN HOUR (15:54)

The golden colors around Golden Hour are amazing! Knowing how to get the most ouf of your raw is important. Let’s see how I edit a Golden Hour timelapse of San Francisco.

RAW KEYFRAMES INCLUDED WITH THE LESSON!

VIDEO 4 – BASIC CITYSCAPE: BLUE HOUR (11:54)

Right after sunset, the city lights turn on, the sky turns dark blue as the night slowly falls. This is what we call Blue Hour. Let’s edit a timelapse of Atlanta at Blue Hour!

RAW KEYFRAMES INCLUDED WITH THE LESSON!

VIDEO 5 – BASIC CITYSCAPE: NIGHT (22:51)

Cityscapes at night can be different from one another as they all use different lighting in the streets and in the buildings.
In this 5th video, I am going to show you how I edit three timelapses at night: one of Downtown Los Angeles, one of the New York City Skyline and one of Downtown Atlanta.

RAW KEYFRAMES INCLUDED WITH THE LESSON!


PART 2:

HOLY GRAIL DAY-TO-NIGHT AND NIGHT-TO-DAY TIMELAPSES

VIDEO 6 – BASIC SUNRISE NIGHT TO DAY (20:47)

Let’s start the Holy Grail section with a beautiful sunrise timelapse of the Chicago Skyline.

In the morning, most of the lights are off and buildings are usually darker than right after the sunset. When the sun shows up, we go from Blue Hour to Golden Hour to day light in a few frames only. Let’s see how to edit a beautiful sunrise.

RAW KEYFRAMES INCLUDED WITH THE LESSON!

VIDEO 7 – SUNRISE WITH SUN IN THE SHOT (17:22)

A sunrise timelapse with the sun in the shot is way harder to shoot and color correct as the sky usually gets very bright, but the rest of the image, the city, usually stays darker.
I will teach you how to properly color correct a timelapse of a sunrise with the sun in the shot. Let’s go to Las Vegas!

RAW KEYFRAMES INCLUDED WITH THE LESSON!

VIDEO 8 – CLOUDY SUNRISE (16:34)

Cloudy sunrises are very different than sunny ones as there is barely no colors available in your raw files. Let’s see how I make the most out of what I have captured in Salt Lake City, Utah.

RAW KEYFRAMES INCLUDED WITH THE LESSON!

VIDEO 9 – VERY COLORFUL SUNRISE (20:49)

Finally, the last type of sunrise timelapses you can come across is a very saturated and colorful one where the clouds turn red, pink and orange in a few minutes only. They are tricky to edit as the colors do change really fast and make the rest of your image really dark.

Let’s see how I edit a beautiful sunrise shot from Hollywood.

RAW KEYFRAMES INCLUDED WITH THE LESSON!

VIDEOS 10 – BASIC SUNSET (16:01)

Exactly like the sunrise timelapses, I will start by sharing some tips and tricks to edit a beautiful sunset day to night timelapse of New York City.

I am facing East, so I do not have any problems with the exposure ramping, but I ended up with some awesome reflections on the city skyline along with a beautiful moonrise

RAW KEYFRAMES INCLUDED WITH THE LESSON!

VIDEO 11 – SUNSET WITH SUN IN THE SHOT (15:27)

If you shoot a sunset with the sun in the shot, it’s recommended to NOT change the settings while you still see the sun and the overexposed area around it in your images.

Obviously, the rest of the image will turn very dark very fast, so let’s see how I edited this beautiful Los Angeles timelapse.

RAW KEYFRAMES INCLUDED WITH THE LESSON!

VIDEO 12 – CLOUDY SUNSET (15:52)

Time to edit an awesome day to night timelapse of Downtown Los Angeles with some big stormy clouds. Let’s see how to create a nice dramatic and epic sunset from your raw files.

RAW KEYFRAMES INCLUDED WITH THE LESSON!

VIDEO 13 – VERY COLORFUL SUNSET (13:25)

Once in a while, you have the chance to witness the most beautiful sunset of all time! And you were at the right spot at the right time.

This happened to me in Glendale, CA while shooting a day to night timelapse. I will teach you how to edit a very colorful day to night timelapse.

RAW KEYFRAMES INCLUDED WITH THE LESSON!


PART 3:

MORE TIMELAPSE SUBJECTS

VIDEO 14 – TRAFFIC TIMELAPSES (18:36)

Day or night, traffic is one of the best and easiest timelapse subject to shoot since it offers constant movements.

In this video, I will show you how I edit a basic day and night timelapse of the Denver and Los Angeles traffic.

RAW KEYFRAMES INCLUDED WITH THE LESSON!

VIDEO 15 – MOONRISE TIMELAPSES (27:12)

Moonrises are amazing and usually very spectacular, but there are really hard to shoot since the moon ends up being very bright compare to the city skyline.

Let’s head to Los Angeles and San Diego to edit a moonrise over the city.

In this video, I will also share some tips on how to shoot a moonrise timelapse.

RAW KEYFRAMES INCLUDED WITH THE LESSON!

VIDEO 16 – FIREWORKS TIMELAPSES (11:38)

Fireworks usually happen at night and are very bright and colorful. But they might be a little tricky to shoot and edit.

It’s the 4th of July in Los Angeles, so I will color correct a nice firework timelapse from the Dodger Stadium.

In this video, I will also share some tips on how to shoot a firework timelapse.

VIDEO 17 – FERRIS WHEEL TIMELAPSES (12:15)

Ferris Wheel timelapses are also very fun to shoot, but can be tricky to edit with all the bright lights constantly changing. Let’s head to the Santa Monica Pier to edit a timelapse of the Pacific Park Ferris Wheel at Blue Hour!

I will also give you some tips on how to shoot a timelapse when your scene is really dark around it!

RAW KEYFRAMES INCLUDED WITH THE LESSON!

VIDEO 18 – NATURE AND LANDSCAPE TIMELAPSES (20:29)

Once in a while, you have the chance to witness the most beautiful sunset of all Finally, something else than cityscape timelapses…

In this video, I am taking you with me to Sequoia National Park, Monument Valley and Yosemite National Park… I mean virtually 🙁

I will edit 3 timelapses shot from those 3 locations.

RAW KEYFRAMES INCLUDED WITH THE LESSON!

VIDEO 19 – MILKY WAY TIMELAPSES (14:22)

I wanted to add a Joshua Tree National Park Milky Way timelapse in this class as I think there are very popular and my favorite kind of timelapses to shoot. Being lost in the middle of the desert, stargazing, is something I will never forget.

I will teach you how to make your Milky Way pop and how to make the stars even brighter without adding too much grain.

RAW KEYFRAMES INCLUDED WITH THE LESSON!

VIDEO 20 – HIGH VIBRANCE/SATURATION TIMELAPSES (14:07)

Once in a while, you have the chance to Let’s go back to Las Vegas to edit a timelapse of The Strip at night. The hotels and casinos are very bright and offer very saturated colors straight on your raw files.

I will show you how to color correct your sequence when things get a little too colorful.

RAW KEYFRAMES INCLUDED WITH THE LESSON!


PART 4:

BONUS VIDEOS

VIDEO 21a/21b – BORING TO INTERESTING (26:20/22:24)

I am taking 2 boring timelapses from my portfolio and will try to save them with Lightroom while recording this video. Hopefully we can get something from the raw sequence!

RAW KEYFRAMES INCLUDED WITH THE LESSON!

VIDEO 22 – DEALING WITH CONTRAST FLICKER (17:12)

Contrast flicker often shows up on your timelapse videos because of Lightroom. After years trying to fix it with After Effects, I came across an AMAZING plugin that removes contrast flicker in one click only! This is a game changer!

+1 extra video to do it yourself on AE without using an external plugin (video coming from my Advanced Cleaning class).

VIDEO 23 – SELLING AND SHARING ONLINE (23:30)

In this video, I am going over my most popular timelapses on Pond5, Shutterstock and Adobe Stock to find out what type of color correction sell the most. I then do the same thing with other creator’s work on the same marketplaces.

Then, I will show you how to simply create a cinematic look on Premiere Pro if you want to share your work on Youtube or Vimeo.

VIDEO 24 – USING PRESETS (07:27)

Quick bonus video to show you how to create and use presets in Lightroom for timelapse photography.

VIDEO 25 – CONCLUSION (08:06)

Conclusion to the class where I summarize everything you learned and give you the 5 main points to remember!

Thank you for watching this class.

Au revoir 🙂


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