Cameras: Nikon D5100
Lenses: Nikon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6
Editing Software: Final Cut Pro X
Music: Arwen’s Vigil
This is my first time-lapse video ever, it is also my first attempt to capture the stars. During school days, it happens that during the weekend the moonset will be earlier than the sunset which means a clear sky perfect for photographing. Even better, I was going to Rassedr, Sinai. Therefore, I promised myself to do something cool and to not miss the chance.
First thing to be done was to buy a time-lapse remote. The good news, I found the last one in the shop, the bad news is that it wasn’t working. I didn’t give up at this point, I can’t miss such opportunity. As a result, I used Nikon’s infrared wireless remote to trigger the camera after counting to three (interval). As far as I remember, the moment I stepped out of the car, I took the camera and ran towards the beach to start shooting. I kept pressing the shutter button till it was almost the dawn. During this weekend, I only took power naps to have enough time to create a one minute time-lapse video.
The result wasn’t that bad considering the fact that I was using IR remote and it was the first time to shoot either the stars and time-lapse video. Since then, I felt in love with doing time-lapse videos, but in the proper way.