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How to Shoot a Waterfall Time-Lapse




Shooting a Waterfall Time-Lapse

With Rhino Arc

In this video, Kyle talks about how you can shoot a dynamic waterfall time lapse using Rhino Arc. Watch the video for a step-by-step guide on how to pull this sweet shot off. 




STEP BY STEP GUIDE

1. Mount Rhino Arc onto carriage

Rhino Arc simply screws onto the Rhino Slider carriage and the battery lasts between 4-5 hours straight on a single charge. 

2. Connect Arc to your camera to use the built in intervalometer

This is so that Rhino Motion can trigger your shot without you actually touching the camera. 

3. Pair Rhino Arc to Rhino Motion in the settings menu

Once you connect Arc to Motion, you should be able to see the "paired" notification on Rhino Arc's screen.

4. Set up your shot.

There are three types of shots when doing a time lapse. First there is the 'tracking' shot. Many people use this type of shot for interviews. This is so that when your camera move from one side of the slider to the other, it remains focused on the same subject. Second, is the pan type shot. This is the shot that will exaggerate the movement and make the time lapse look much more dynamic. Lastly, is the sweeping shot. This is when you point the in and out points opposite of each other. Typically this shot would be related to a "panorama".

5. Set up Time lapse within Rhino Motion

You want to make sure your camera is set at a good shutter speed. In this case we used a two second shutter speed to get the motion of the water falling. In order to obtain this shutter speed, we used a 0.9 ND filter to compensate for the light. After this, set up the duration of the time lapse depending on how long you want the clip to be. 

EQUIPMENT

If you want to know which gear we used to shoot this video and most of our films, we have provided the links below. Just remember, that aside from all the gear, the most important part of filming is the story. Good luck!


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