Motion control for both video and timelapse has only recently made it to the mainstream market. Sony Artisan, cinematographer and timelapse photographer Drew Geraci adds motion control to his work to amplify the overall composition and feel of the shots. “In the simplest of terms, motion control means you have the ability to pre-program your move so it works automatically without having to touch any control during the shoot,” he explains. In Episode 2 of ‘Reframed With Drew Geraci,’ he takes a deeper look at how to use motion control for video and timelapse. Watch as he covers different types of movement, proper gear setup for motion control and how to do a multi-pass motion control for visual effects that create a single surreal scene.
Sony Artisan Drew Geraci shows how to use motion control for live action video & timelapse productions and how to he creates multi-pass visual effects.
“When you use motion control in your video, you’re enabling yourself to craft the image in the scene as you see fit,” Geraci explains. “With all the camera movements and scene directions already set up and good to go. This allows you as a cinematographer and timelapse photographer to really create an image that tells a more dynamic and enriching story. It’s also great if you’re filming interviews and are working by yourself or with a limited team.”
Watch all of Episode 2 below to learn how to add motion control to your videos and timelapses, and keep scrolling for the previous Episode 1 where Geraci discusses how to create a cinematic timelapse. Subscribe to the Alpha Universe YouTube Channel for more stories about leading photographers, camera tips and insider information about all things Sony Alpha.