New Time Lapse Tutorial

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The Original Time Lapse Video

Here’s the original video I released several weeks ago, in case you missed it! The how-to video is below it.

(In Germany or can’t see the YouTube video? Here is the Vimeo Version.)

Time Lapse Tutorial

Below is a video I made that shows the how-to of the video above. It’s fast paced, and I used a lot of cool tools to make it happen. Below, I’m listing out all the tools that I used in the production of the timelapse.

Time Lapse Filters:

Time Lapse Hardware:

  • SYRP from Genie – use STUCKINCUSTOMS coupon code to save $100 on the Deluxe. (This is the specialty ballhead I used in a few of the scenes)
  • An Array of Nikons – see my Camera Reviews section to see my recommended cameras… any of these will do.

Time Lapse Software:

  • qudrat

    i got wet eyes when i saw this :D.(In Germany or can’t see the YouTube video? Here is the Vimeo Version.)

    Thanky you so much. Was making my live easier.

    Greetings from Germany 😉

  • Your video is wonderful Trey& thanks very much for sharing your “How To” video. The end result definitely justified all of your hard work!

  • Jason Cook

    WOW awesome tutorial and love the video Trey! It’s inspired me for my queenstown trip in dec so I can’t wait!

  • Dennis

    Incredible speaking speed in relation to the hdr tutorial videos 😉 I guess its post processed…
    But anyway thanks for the nice intro to time lapse. Its always exciting and interesting to follow you into new areas and techniques!

    Greetings from Germany

  • susan ratcliff

    awesome Trey! 🙂

  • Trey Ratcliff


  • Had my opinion the frist time i saw it but wow seeing it again i love it thanks! great tutorial too…have a Nice one!

  • Trey, I’m curious as to how you’ve done the pan and zoom in the time lapse video. My guess is that you did it in post since there is ample resolution. Was there a hardware solution too? –Tim ( )

  • You made me go buy the King Arthur soundtrack…

  • Casper van Zyl

    Well over my hear ,but love it all the same.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Hey Tim- check out the more information about the Genie at

  • Thanks for the tutorial, Trey. Can you shed some light (so to speak) on how you got the effect of the cars sort of popping in and out in the sequence beginning at 1:37?

  • Andrea Boyle

    Amazing video, but I was lost from the get-go. It sure made me appreciate what you and others do with time lapse, though. Thank you for the share! (I forwarded to my nephew who may be getting into this in the near future…)

  • Thaynã Vilasboa

    I really appreciate this video! It is amazing! I’m from Brazil and I’m always reading your posts 😀

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