Canon EOS T2i Film-making

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My intention this week was to focus purely on night timelapses, which was the case for 6 of the 7 days. The first day shows a sporting field at dusk. The camera was set using Aperture Priority at 3.5 on a Sigma 10-20mm lens. As the light decreased, the exposure times went from half a second and to 4 seconds over a period of 37 minutes. As a result, the guy in the yellow top running around the field became increasingly blurred and apparently faster. Day 2 has what I call the Narnia Lamp illuminating the trees from underneath with city-lit clouds moving one way while growing in the other direction. It took about 45 minutes to capture, each exposure being 2.5 seconds. Day 3 begins with a quick series of test shots made just before finding the right composition and exposure, which I like because it reminds me of a film reel ending. The actual timelapse reminds me of a scene at the end of Return of the Jedi when the rebels celebrate with fireworks released from X-wing fighters flying in the sky of Endor. The ISO was set to 3200, not advisable on a 550D, but I wanted to see what happened. The finished product was pretty heavily Photoshoped to increasing the brightness of the stars and planes while cleaning up any noise. Day 4, as with day 1, was an experiment in the AV mode. Set to f16, exposure times started at 1/3 and ended on 6 seconds. There is some flicker which I would ideally be good to remove, but it still looks quite good. Day 5 was shot up-side down on the grass because I couldn't get the camera low enough for what I wanted. Day 6 was another attempt at stars. The ISO was again at 3200, AV 3.5 and TV at 2 seconds. By Day 7, I'd had enough of night timelapses for one week.

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