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How to make an impressive holiday time-lapse using your iPhone

Australian Jason van Genderen, also known as the Pocket Filmmaker, creates short films using an iPhone or smartphone.

In the lead up to Christmas, the award-winning filmmaker has used the iconic Martin Place Christmas tree in Sydney to create a 24-hour time-lapse video using his iPhone (it needs to have iOS8 installed). He offers some quick tips on how you can create an impressive short video, using your smartphone and patience.

As the holidays hit, a lot of people will be attempting capture moments from Christmas decorations to sunset over the ocean and sharing them with the world.

If you don't want to embarrass yourself in front of your Facebook friends, van Genderen shows how you can use a matchbox or toilet rolls for stability, get the best vantage points for filming, use background action to make your piece more exciting and use an impressive lens to really make a memorable piece.

This is his final result, showcasing a very Sydney Christmas moment:

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