Photography workshop: timelapse photography

Course Dates: 05/06/20 - 19/06/20
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: PS - Photography Studio

Put some movement into your photographs - quite literally - with the magic of time-lapse and stop motion film-making. This exciting practical course introduces you to all the skills you'll need to shoot, edit and output your own simple time-lapse or stop motion movie using stills photography.


What is the course about?

A practical course for beginners, introducing you to the basics of creating movies from a series of still photographs, using time-lapse and stop motion effects. You'll learn the techniques and get to grips with the software involved right through the process from capturing the still images to editing, sequencing, optimising and outputting; then you'll work in small groups to plan and shoot your own short stop motion movie.

What will we cover?

- Capturing images directly to a computer
- Stop motion camera software
- Onion skinning
- Outputting video to different resolutions and quality.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- plan and shoot a short stop motion movie
- use simple editing techniques to sequence
- use software to sequence your images
- optimise your movies for various platforms.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for beginners to timelapse photography, so you don't need any prior experience. It is possible to photograph the images using automatic camera modes but the quality can be increased if you have the camera skills to shoot in manual mode (equivalent to having taken a beginners photography course).

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, City Lit students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at *Terms and conditions apply, visit

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

If your interest in film-making has been sparked, why not try one of City Lit's film, video-editing or animation courses, or one of the wide range of other photography courses on offer? Browse the website or prospectus to get inspired.

Tutor Biographies
Armelle Skatulski

I am a fine art photographer and lecturer who has worked for leading arts institutions such as the Whitechapel Gallery (London), the Gallery of Photography (Dublin), the National College of Art & Design of Ireland, and more recently as a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art. I am committed to the Lifelong Learning sector through my work with organizations such as CityLit as well as through outreach projects. I am a graduate of the School of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland) and the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College (London). I am presently a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art for which I was granted a TECHNE doctoral scholarship by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: VY953

Fri, day, 05 Jun - 19 Jun '20

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £79.00
Concession: £60.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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