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Changing Time and Focus

GTC Workshops Organiser Clive North

Saturday, 1 October 2016 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)

Changing Time and Focus

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GTC Member Ticket (Free) 3 Tickets 3d 5h 44m Free £0.00
Non-GTC Member Ticket 4 Tickets 3d 5h 44m £80.00 £0.00

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Saturday 1st October 2016

Venue – ARRI, 2 Highbridge, Oxford Road, Uxbridge
Middlesex, UB8 1LX

Three techniques are covered in this workshop – timelapse and hyperlapse photography, and controllable depth of field changes during a shot....

Along with drone footage, TV now makes great use of timelapse sequencies in everything from dramas to news coverage.

Timelapse is the technique of capturing an event over a long period of time, and condensing it into a short period. It is particularly useful for capturing events that are too slow to watch, such as sunrises or event builds.

Hyperlapse is the art of shooting moving timelapses, often over vast distances. This results in vast sweeping movements that can be used to aid with storytelling, or provide a bit of a ‘wow’ factor.


‘Cinefade’is the first and only camera accessory that allows cinematographers to vary the depth of field in a shot, enabling a gradual transition between a sharp and an out-of-focus background.


Paul Richardson is a Manchester-based timelapse and hyperlapse specialist (http://agour.co.uk/) who uses special 3-axis rigs to create dynamic hyperlapse footage that is truly unique, giving vast sweeping movements to timelapses, often over hundreds of metres, and all in 4K resolution.

Paul's presentation will cover the nuts and bolts of timelapse and hyperlapse photography. You’ll learn exactly how to shoot timelapse and why. It will also feature the use of Triggertrap Timelapse Pro

which uses intervalometers and delays to allow you to set the interval between shots, as well as when you’d like the intervalometer to stop, either by the number of shots or after a set amount of time has passed.


In 2015 London-based filmmaker Oliver Janesh Christiansen developed a unique system that enables

cinematographers to gradually vary the sharpness of the background in a motion-picture shot at

constant exposure, while keeping the foreground in focus.

Cinefade uses a custom cmotion lens control system to vary iris diameter thus changing depth of field. A

custom-built variable Neutral Density filter sits inside a matte box and keeps exposure constant by

slaving the filter motor to the iris motor.

The Cinefade system

  • works with any digital or film camera and cine lens
  • is quick and easy to set up
  • is simple to operate
  • allows for a range of up to 5 T-stops

Cinefade is currently being used by directors of photography for TV dramas, feature films,

commercials and music videos.


GTC members – free

Non-members - £80

 nb a £5 contribution for all towards lunch (cash please!)


The GTC is grateful to ARRI for the use of its facilities for this workshop 


Emergency contact on the day: Clive North 07831 879594






Do you have questions about Changing Time and Focus? Contact GTC Workshops Organiser Clive North

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2, Highbridge,
Oxford Road,
UB8 1LX Uxbridge
United Kingdom

Saturday, 1 October 2016 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)

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