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Old February 16th, 2006, 04:48 PM   #1
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Timelapse of Kitchen for Cooking Show Pilot...Suggestions?

I posted this on 2 other forums, but no replies. I should have tried here 1st!
A client has asked I help out with shooting timelapse (in the kitchen) for a cooking show pilot.
In this case, I think I'll suggest letting the camera roll and speeding it up in post. The client is concerned about the footage looking too choppy, so I suggested shooting realtime and speeding up in post. Is this a good idea in this application?
My next question is about shutter speed...
Has anyone played with changing the shutter speed to change the "look" of sped up footage? Either going to a slow shutter (1/15) or going higher to 1/125 or so.
I'm asking because the shoot is coming up in 2 days and I don't have a camera at my disposal to test (what else is new?)
Hoping someone out there has tried or experimented with this!
Thanks everyone,

Brian Broz
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Old February 16th, 2006, 05:04 PM   #2
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In my experience you are always better off to shoot realtime and speed up in post for anything that will fit on a one hour tape. I generally use 1/60 shutter speed myself. Higher shutter speeds would contribute to a "choppy" look I'd think.
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