I wanted to share 2 hyperlapses that I done recently and share the cinematographic thinking behind them. Doing timelapse is a something I have decent experience with, but with the drone it opens a third dimension, and it brings motion. You can’t fly too long and having a good idea of the shot you want before taking off is ideal. All the files were saved to RAW and batch processed in Lightroom before creating the image sequence in Premiere, stabilized it and export the movie.
This first hyperlapse was taken in Costa Rica in February 2020 just after Envision festival and just before the virus hit. I wanted to follow the beach so I flew straight while while capturing the motion of the crashing waves and the clouds. I wish I could have flown longer to capture more of the sun. Sunsets are quicker near the Equator than in the hemispheres.
This one was taken in Vermont in April 2020. Alone in the Cabin you see, I enjoyed looking silently the timid transition to the Spring. A melancholic atmosphere that gave me some peace and somehow motivated my creativity. I chose to do a rotation for this one as I was trying to track a single cloud formation. The puffy noon clouds created perfect shadows which revealed the topography off the terrain where pockets of snow were slowly melting away.