This timeline template allows to create a visual representation of a series of events/moments, and to easily scroll through it (zoom, fast forward…). I have designed it for "visual investigations" video formats, but you may find a different use for it.
It was inspired, in its concept, by the work of
Forensic Architecture, notably in this investigation. It is not a "working" timeline (…like, something you would use to synchronise, or analyse footage). It is tool to present your analysis. Events are anchored in seconds. Meaning that it is relevant to visualize time frames from several minutes, up to ~5-10 hours. But not really more than that I guess. I recommend to edit it in your editing software, after a render in transparency. (I detail my workflow below, on tutorial #2.) It is designed to be adapted to your own visual identity. This is a version one. So feel free to report me any bug or remark. (And if you end up using it, please share with me the result!) Use cases Tutorial
Part I (Part II coming soon)