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Easy Time Lapse Editing Tip

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If you have time lapse footage on your hard drive waiting to be edited, try this easy tip and take your time-lapse to the next level!

Time-Lapse Editing Tip

Time Lapse has become a very popular technique in films and tv shows, as well as with regular every-day video creators like you and me. Casey Neistat comes to mind as a YouTuber who uses time-lapse in like almost all his opening titles, usually of a sky or a cityscape. But have you noticed one of the really funky things Casey does in a lot of his videos? He incorporates subtle speed changes in the time lapse. Check out the opening of this video, or this one, or this one is reeeeeally good. Sometimes it’s just straight up video, not even a “time lapse”, but still, the speed change along with the music, and makes a clip that’s only a mere few seconds long, into something even more captivating and catchy.

Easy Time Lapse Speed Change

I’m using Premiere Elements here in this tutorial, but you can use any editor as long as you have the ability split your clips, and then adjust the speed of your clips (Near the end of this video, I also show you how I do this in Premiere Pro). Time Lapse Editing Tip (Easy) Basically, what we’re going to do here is split our clip into two sections. We’re going to leave the side on the left at regular speed, but the one on the right we’re going to either speed it up or slow it down. Or we can slow down the one on the left and keep the one on the right at regular speed. Play around with this function. It all depends on your footage, your music, and the effect you’re going for. Play around with it and see what works best for your project.  Time Lapse Editing Tip (Easy!)

I attended Tony Robbins' Unleash the Power Within (UPW) event in San Jose, California in November 2016. Lots of people have asked what my UPW takeaways were and it's hard to put them into words, or to even have a quick conversation about it. ​ Unleash The Power Within Looking at my Unleash The Power Within notes, and what I transferred from the UPW handbook into my bullet journal, these are my top 10 takeaways... basically, the things that impacted me the most during the Unleash the Power Within Event. I could go more in-depth on some of these things, but if you're curious to know more, honestly... just go. You don't need my takeaways, you need your own takeaways. :) I shared some photos of my quotes in the Facebook group for the event and I thought it might be useful to get them off the paper and into a video, but I will also include shareable images in this blog post. If you share them on social media, please attribute them to my social accounts (VidProMom on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and @meredithmarsh on Twitter). Top 10 Takeaways What lies behind us, what lies behind us, is nothing compared to what lies within us - Ralph Waldo Emerson (When talking about fear): The tighter it holds, the better you can control it. Complexity is the enemy of execution The wall that protects you also imprisons you (my favorite). Questions are the Answer Shake that Ass - Joseph McClendon III spent about half the day discussing this... it was hilarious! Life will pay what you ask it When you have more money you arrive to your problems in style (another Joseph quote) It's what you do in the dark that puts you in the light (from Michael Phelps video - not sure who to attribute that to) The difference between excellent and outstanding is 2mm Unleash The Power Within (Tony Robbins UPW) – Top 10 Takeaways Unleash The Power Within (Tony Robbins UPW) – Top 10 Takeaways Unleash The Power Within (Tony Robbins UPW) – Top 10 Takeaways Unleash The Power Within (Tony Robbins UPW) – Top 10 Takeaways Unleash The Power Within (Tony Robbins UPW) – Top 10 Takeaways Unleash The Power Within (Tony Robbins UPW) – Top 10 Takeaways
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Bob Griffin

Friday 9th of March 2018

Hi Meredith,

I would be interested in a copy of your time lapse settings guide.

Thank you, Bob

Ann

Tuesday 12th of December 2017

Great job Meredith. Is it possible in Premiere Elements to make a cropped, feathered, *and* rotated picture in picture which will start small on the screen and grow larger as the main image progresses - or would that require Premiere Pro?

Meredith

Wednesday 13th of December 2017

Hi Ann, I'm not really sure honestly! I've never tried.

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