Past Workshop Descriptions

Timelapse Techniques

Explore the expressive and creative possibilities of time-lapse, the ever popular 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 astral time-lapse, basic production planning, location scouting, working with an intervalometer and incorporating camera movement.

Camera Theory and Cinematography Fundamentals workshops are strongly recommended as a prerequisite.

For ONLINE WORKSHOPS, prior to the class, please create a profile on Zoom and download the free version of the application at

You will receive an email from LIFT with an invitation link to join the workshop one hour before the class begins which will prompt you to open the application or web browser. After this, the instructor will admit you into the call.

Please ensure that you log in using a Zoom account with a profile name that appears as the same name registered for the class. If not, for security reasons, you may not be permitted to join. During the workshop, we advise that you keep your microphone on mute to minimize external noise and that you unmute when participating in class discussions. Please also arrive to the session on time so the instructor can admit you before the lesson begins.

Category: Creative Practises
Maximum Capacity: 15
6 hours of instruction in 2 parts$100 /member$125 /nonmember

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