Just One Camera Position and A Little After Effects

One Hour of San Diego Surfing Time Collapsed: San Diego Study #4
By Cy Kuckenbaker

SURF2

“There are no CG elements in the video. It’s all documentary footage arranged and collapsed together with After Effects. Compositing water is difficult. The basic strategy I worked out is to have the clips roll behind one another with the leading edge of the hind wave fitted frame by frame to the contour of the wave in front of it. The compositing was done using masks in After effects, which are key frame animated.”

Some people call it series time lapse, but he says it is more like time-collapse video. For an explanation of how he did it, visit his site where you can see a video which shows the making Surf Time Collapse using Adobe After Effects.


Keep Reading...

Robin Williams speaks to the press

The Night I Met Robin Williams At My Front Door

Meeting Robin Williams at my front door.

Read More

Canon EF to Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera Active Metabones Speed Booster

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera now has an Active Speed Booster for Canon EF lenses. This opens up a vast array of great lenses.

Read More
Produce Business Videos

Professional Video Producer: How To Start a Successful Video Production Business

Start part-time or full-time in this lucrative and satisfying work. Earn the respect of small businesses, corporations and non-profits who rely on your expertise. This is an amazing adventure and the best way to pay for video equipment!

Read More
Brilliantly Simple Commecial

Brilliant Commercial Uses Only Two Words

One commercial; two words. This is a great idea you could use in your videos.

Read More




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • Forbes Magazine calls VideoUniversity one of the best business-to-business sites for digital video production.
  • WINNER
    Videography Magazine's
    "Website of the Month" Award
  • WINNER
    PC Magazine Online "Best Desktop Video Site" Award
  • WINNER
    CyberFilm School's "FOUR STAR" Award