After a construction project, clients really look forward to their time-lapse movie. It’s exciting, and informative, to watch the build unfold – to see months, even years, of hard work come to fruition.
We know how important this is. That’s why OxBlue invests in the best hardware and software available in all of our time-lapse productions. But there are steps to take at the job site to help make your time-lapse movie the best it can be.
Where and how the camera is installed is key. It’s important that the crew follow these guidelines:
- Give the shot some perspective and frame. Avoid aiming it perpendicular to the facade.
- Choose a location on the south side of the job site, so the camera is facing north. This minimizes shadows and glare from the sun.
- Refer to the field-of-view diagram on the top of the camera to determine the optimal distance between the camera and the area you want to capture or send us a site plan and we can make recommendations on camera placement.
- Try to mount the camera higher than the tallest point in the planned build.
- Try to position the camera so that the sky makes up less than one-third of the image. Use a level to ensure the camera is parallel with the horizon.
You’re proud of your project and we want your time-lapse movie to represent it well. Taking these steps will help ensure you get the best quality.
If you have any questions or need some advice, please reach out to your Client Support Representative at (888)849-2583.