Here’s How You Can Make a Star Motion Time-Lapse

TimeLapse Tutorial Mark Gee

Our friends over at Syrp recently got in touch with us to tell us about a great motion time-lapse tutorial they put together.

In the video Mark Gee an award winning photographer, time-lapse filmmaker and digital effects supervisor talks about the process, equipment and software he uses to create incredible astrophotography time-lapse sequences.

Featured in the video is Syrp’s Genie and Magic Carpet (an amazing slider that we featured here).


In the field:
0:49 – Location Scouting – Mobile Apps | Composition
3:03 – Camera setup – Image Quality | Shutter | Aperture | ISO | Focus
4:33 – How to avoid star trailing
5:27 – Setup the Genie – Rec Time | Interval | Play Time
6:29 – How the interval works
7:43 – Setup the movement – Movement length | Ease in / out

Post Production:
8:20 – Introduction and workflow setup
10:32 – Color adjustments and neutralising the image
11:32 – Lens Correction
12:20 – Set black and white points
13:20 – Color adjustment – Clarity | Tone Curve
16:30 – Local Sky Adjustments – Graduated Ramp
19:37 – Technical Clean-up – Noise Reduction | Artifact clean up
22:47 – Sync color adjustments to all images
24:22 – Export all images to LR Timelapse
26:08 – Export out a movie from LR Timelapse – Codec | Output size

Gear Used:
Canon 6D
Canon 14mm Lens L Series
Syrp Ballhead
Syrp Magic Carpet Slider
Syrp Genie – Motion control device


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