Timelapse Techniques

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Enrolment is limited to: 

Explore the expressive and creative possibilities of time-lapse, the everpopular and seemingly ubiquitous visual time reduction technique in this lecture-based and practical workshop. Filmmaker James Buffin will present the fundamental principles behind time-lapse, which will allow you to greatly improve your footage whether you use analogue or digital cameras. Topics will include astro time-lapse, basic production planning, location scouting, working with an intervalometer and incorporating camera movement.

Camera Theory is strongly recommended as a prerequisite to this workshops. This workshop is recommended as a companion to the DSLR for Video workshop.


James Buffin is a filmmaker with over 27 years experience, working on movies, TV shows, commercials, music videos and documentaries shooting across North America, South America, Asia and the South Pacific. The theme of his work is disaster/recovery, both environmental and personal. Current projects include a feature length documentary about adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, Picking Trauma’s Pocket. His last film Jingle Dress – First Dance screened three times at the final Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings in Edmonton and is now popular in education circles. James is a contributing editor at POV Magazine and former board member of DOC Toronto. As well as teaching privately, he has instructed at the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), Planet In Focus, Workman Arts, Vistek, the Toronto District School Board and Ryerson University.