Time lapse is where a camera takes a sequence of images of a subject with an interval of time between each image. The interval can be anything from less than a second to a day or more. When the images are played back the interval of time is speeded up creating shorter time. These are traditionally shot on a static tripod, and the video is played back in a static angle.
Motion Time Lapses use the same concept but is a more advanced technique. Specialised equipment is used to move the camera thereby creating a more dramatic and visually pleasing effect as compared to a static angle.
I have the MiLapse pan-tilt head that allows me to turn and pivot the camera, and a DigiSlider motorised dolly system that makes the camera move along a track during a time lapse.
Motion Time Lapses can be useful for film & television, but also adds a unique element to events, shows and commercials.
I currently use a one-metre DigiSlider with MX2 controller for tracking:
The TB3 pan/tilt head:
Both items can be combined for 3-axis control:
Please refer to my demos below: