Why do time-lapse?
I was wondering why she transitioned from landscape photography to time-lapse photography. She said that with the latter, you can tell a more in-depth story. “There is visual poetry and when you add music, you stimulate 2 senses – sight and hearing. Everything just flows and I feel like a true artist creating something totally new and unique.” On the technical side, this new form of expressing herself stimulates her to keep exploring new technology and techniques.
The most difficult part of time-lapse.
Liesel says that for her, the most difficult part of creating a time-lapse video is the processing. It is a timely procedure, which can easily take up to 8 hours. “A lot can go wrong and by the time you realize a mistake somewhere in the middle, you’ve already invested so much time.”
For the processing, she uses both Adobe Lightroom and LRTimelapse and keeps it tot the bare minimum for two reasons. One being that LRTimelapse is super sensitive to big changes and pulling the slider past 30% can generate flicker in the final video. The second is that the more processed a clip is, the less likely it will sell. Clients want to be in control of their own creative processing.