learn and explore 129

Learn & Explore Series Episode 129


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Did You Know?

When shooting time-lapse you should always have your exposure set to manual to avoid unwanted flicker in your final time-lapse.

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Did You Know?

The interval is a driving factor in how fast the subject moves in your frame. A longer interval time will result in a faster moving time-lapse than an interval with a shorter interval.

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Did You Know?

When setting up motion control on a slider try to use a foreground object close to the lens to emphasize the movement.

Special Thanks to
Industry Expert: Ben Ryan
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Questions covered in the above interview:

  1. Before we get into talking about how to make time lapse video’s, let’s start off with what is a Syrp?
  2. If you have watched the show before… you’ll know we love jumping into the ‘Wayback machine’… so if you would, please take us back to the very day that you folks decided to start this company. What was the original inspiration for doing so?
  3. When you designed the Genie and Genie mini, I’m sure you had a certain targeted audience or avatar in mind that you wanted to attract? Can you explain who that person is?
  4. I have to ask, that is a very unique company name, what does it mean?
  5. Let’s shift gears a little: What do you personally look for in time lapse gear?
  6. Can you expound on how long it takes to get set up and running with a Genie Mini?
  7. What’s the difference between a Genie and Genie Mini?
  8. What cameras will work with your system?
  9. What sort of functionality is the Genie Mini capable of?
  10. Can your rig be set up to run vertically?
  11. What sort of power supply is required to run this? How long will that last?
  12. Another question about your products: are these designed for beginner as well as professional photographers?
  13. How do you feel your time lapse rig differs from others on the market?
  14. With all that said, walk us through the process from start to finish of creating an awesome time lapse video?
  15. What’s the most important take-a-way you want Syrp users to experience when using your product?

Getting Started - Genie Mini Camera Motion Control Timelapse + Video