HyperFocal Design’s Jay Weston offers a look at some methods for working and blending time-lapse HDRI sky footage using some sample clips that are available to follow along with the tutorial.
Use time-lapse HDRI footage of the entire sky hemisphere from sunrise to sunset in After Effects
Jay covers the initial project setup, using proxies for really large files, and how to use proper frame blending for the time-lapse HDRI footage.
Using his Nikon D800E and a custom made battery Jay shoots time-lapse footage of the entire sky hemisphere from sunrise to sunset to create some absolutely stunning and unique HDR images that can be used to light 3D scenes.
Think of them as standard sky domes, but one that move. With time-lapse skies you can create epic looking scenes that gain some production value instantly.
Hyperfocal has 5 time-lapse HDRI sky domes that start at $229 USD each. You are also able to get all of them as a bundle for $979.00 USD. Check out Hyperfocal’s time-lapse HDRI sky domes here.