Olivier Heraud shows how you can create your own jib or camera crane move in After Effects, on a time lapse sequence, adding some dynamic motion to an otherwise static shot.

We’ll show how to creating a fake, but realistic crane movement on a time lapse shots

Typically, when shooting time-lapse the camera is locked down on a tripod, however, there have been some creative rigs that will shoot on a dolly, track or provide some motion to the camera with every shot – similar to the shots that you see in the movie “Baraka” for example.

Here, Olivier demonstrates how to fake a camera move by splitting the image into foreground middle-ground and background and uses 3D Layers to get the look of subtle movement with a camera. Check out the tutorial for Creating a Simulated Fake Jib Movement in Time Lapsed Shots in After Effects here.