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Creating my first-ever timelapse videos!

Updated: Jan 20, 2022

Hey friends! Here's a quick peek into my artistic process of how I use timelapse videos to show how I create art.

Over the last few years, I have admired artists who make professional videos on YouTube and social media. I have watched hours of art tutorials, timelapses and vlogs and have dreamed of one day creating my own videos. However, I delayed this goal because I had no idea how to shoot high-quality videos or do any type of editing, nor did I feel I had enough time. These daunting obstacles prevented me from even attempting to reach my dream. However, I decided to take the leap and learn the skills I needed, even though it was a bit scary.

During the past few weeks, I plunked down, took some deep breaths and began learning about how to create a professional art video. At the time, I was taking a video and sound art class at U of S, which helped a lot. Fortunately, I already had a DSLR camera, a 32 GB memory card and a tripod. At the time of filming, I did not have high-quality lights but was able to use my LED desk lamp for decent lighting. After many attempts, I finally found a good angle that showed the art and I recorded the whole process as seen in the videos below. I used a video editor to speed up the time and overlay the music.

For the video editing process, I used Adobe Premiere Pro which I still enjoy using. Although there are many free video editors, I have been satisfied with Adobe software before and decided to stick with the brand. After searching around and reading reviews, I found Premiere Pro was one of the higher recommended editors and has tons of tutorials for beginners. I did a free trial and was able to grasp the basics. Admittedly, at first, it was very overwhelming and I got frustrated when I ran into complications. Video editing is very tedious and the main screen looks complicated and intimidating. However, there is plenty of helpful information on the web and I was able to problem-solve and create videos that I'm happy to share.

Aside from making high-quality videos, I wanted to add music to make it more fun and interesting. Audio and music editing was whole other world, but after learning the bare minimum I could overlay royalty-free music and create a sense of smoothness and unity. Although it was a bit tricky to combine the audio and visuals, I am pleased with the end results and I am excited to continue learning and create even more exceptional videos.

That's it for now! Feel free to drop me a comment below, and check out my new Youtube channel. To stay in touch, sign up below for my artist newsletter. Thank you for reading, I'm so glad you're here.

Much love,

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