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Here is an article full of video tutorials on Timelapses. Review the article and videos to get a better understanding of what is in store for the upcoming course!
WHAT TO BRING
Camera/ Editing Equipment
The best way to keep shooting while in the backcountry is to bring sufficient cards and batteries for our field days. Here’s a great blog post about gear prep for timelapses and many more on shooting timelapses.
DSLR Camera & Lenses
Cards / Media (no more than 6 hours worth)
Rain covers – Plastic bags work fine
External microphone with wind softie (optional)
External recorder (optional)
Camera Cleaning supplies (lens cloth, lens solution, squeezable blower)
Cables / Card Readers
Intervalometer (check to see what your camera requires)
Kessler timelapse app on smartphone (optional, but recommended)
Small supply of gaff tape (optional)
External Hard Drive w/ at least 300GB of space & cables. Avoid USB 2.0.
Suitable computer with editing software (Aperture or Lightroom and LR Timelapse)
Please note: We will be camping in the desert in April. Temperatures can range significantly from warm dry temps in the 70s F during the day – providing for wonderful hiking & filming weather, to cold nights in the low 40s F. There can also be occasional thunderstorms and rapid temperature drops within a short period of time. To prepare, we suggest having multiple layers, a warm sleeping bag, and water & wind proof outer layers. Do not wear cotton, as it can quickly wick away warmth when wet. Follow the checklist below for your personal packing – and let us know if you don’t have something or have questions.
Extra snacks (1/2 cup trail mix per day or 2 bars per day)
Duffle / Backpack (50-60L for all gear)
Day pack (25-40 liters)
Sleeping bag (at least rated for 40°)
Two 1L water bottles or 2L bladder (minimum)
Bowl, cup and spork
Sunscreen (SPF 30+)
Personal foot/first aid – (moleskin and tape)
Long underwear – top & bottom (synthetic or wool)
Wind blocking but breathable pants (hiking style/synthetic)
Mid layer sweater (fleece or wool)
Parka style warm jacket (down or synthetic)
Wind/Rain jacket with hood & pant
Warm Hat that covers your ears
2 gloves/mittens (1 waterproof & 1 liner)
2-3 socks (synthetic or wool)
Comfortable hiking boots
Neck Gaiter / Scarf (optional but highly recommended!)
Heavy duty plastic trash / yard waste bags (for waterproofing)
Notepad & pencil (small size)
Small pocket knife
Small supply of Duct Tape (optional)
Watch with alarm (optional)
Hat with brim or visor (optional)