Timelapses and Hyperlapses

Recording timelapse and hyperlapse videos on an iPhone

When executed well, a timelapse can be one of the most interesting and engaging shots in a video course.

They’re fantastic for showing the progression of time and can help to tell a great story in a compelling way, with minimal production costs.

Timelapses are particularly great for teaching because they allow students to see a process unfold over time. For example, if you are creating a course on baking, you can shoot the process of a cake baking in the oven using timelapse and watch it rise in a matter of seconds rather than minutes.

An even more dynamic way to show the movement of time is a hyperlapse. This is similar to a timelapse but with the camera moving rather than fixed on a tripod.

Luckily for us, Apple has made it super easy for us to create timelapse and hyperlapse videos and this is what I will show you in this lesson.