The Holy Grail Day to Night Timelapse Course is the best way to learn Holy Grail timelapses. Shooting and editing day-to-night is not easy because of the exposure change as the sun rises or sets. In this course, master timelapse photographer Emeric Le Bars teaches you everything you need to know, from the pre-production to the post-production. You will learn everything about the settings and how to shoot them on location, but also how to properly edit them using LRTimelapse and Lightroom to end up with a flicker-free video.
In this 1 hour and 20 minute course, Emeric gives you so much information on how to shoot, edit, and color correct these kinds of timelapses to end up with a flicker-free video.
You will learn how to create those kind of Holy Grail timelapses:
Before you watch this course, you need:
- LRTimelapse 4 or 5 (free up to 400 photos)
- Adobe Lightroom
- After Effects (optional)
The Holy Grail Day to Night Timelapse Course Includes:
- 13 instructional videos to learn how to shoot and edit Holy Grail day-to-night timelapses.
- A Raw sequence of 457 photos of the Downtown Los Angeles Sunset to practice in the same time you are watching the tutorial.
In this quick video, I introduce the 3 different parts of this course from the pre-production to the post-production, including the production.
The pre-production is very important. You need the correct gear and accessories to shoot a 2 or 3 hours long timelapse. I also explain how to chose a good subject because it has to be interesting from day to night. Knowing when to start a Holy Grail to catch the Golden Hour light is also important and I give you some tips in this video about this matter.
The production is probably the most important part in this course. I give you tons of informations about my settings at the beginning, my interval and how to change the settings, what we call the ramping.
I show you live how I change the settings on my Canon 6D.
I introduce the 3 types of Holy Grail Timelapses that we are going to edit and color correct using LRTimelapse and Lightroom.
In this first post-production video, I show you LRTimelapse and the Holy Grail Wizard. It’s an amazing tool to remove the flicker caused by the difference of exposure during the day to night. It’s important to know how to use it to get a flicker free timelapse videos at the end.
I import my photos in Lightroom and show you how to get some nice colors and contrast from day to night.
I go back to LRTimelapse to create the Visual Preview and use the Visual Deflicker. Sometimes, even after using the Holy Grail Wizard, you can have some flickering left, so it’s important to know how to correctly use the Visual Deflicker tool. I teach you how to use it by selecting an area of your timelapse with smooth light transition.
Our timelapse is now ready to be created. I teach you how to create the final video from your sequence using 2 different ways. The first one using only LRTimelapse and Lightroom and the second one with After Effects.
Having the sun in your shot changes a lot of things. This is why I decided to include the post-production of one of those timelapses where the sun sets in my shot. I had some issues during the shoot because my foreground became very very dark. I am going to show how to fix that using Lightroom to end up with a not too grainy video.
One more time, I create the Visual Preview and use the Visual Deflicker of LRTimelapse to remove the remaining flickering.
It’s important to know how to use this tool – that’s why I am showing you a second time with a different timelapse.
Sunrises are a little different that sunsets. In this video, I show you what settings I used to shoot this beautiful sunrise and why I decided to change only the shutter speed and not the aperture or ISO.
Then we edit it and color correct it using LRTimelapse and Lightroom!
Finally, I am using LRTimelapse to do the Visual Deflicker. This time I use the entire image instead of a specific area.
In this last video, I am talking about 5 mistakes you should avoid doing during a day to night timelapse. It’s based on all the questions and comments I received on Facebook, Youtube and Instragram about those kind of timelapses.