Tagged With timelapses
Instead of propping up a camera on a tripod for an entire year to capture a timelapse of the seasons changing, Will Strathmann piloted his drone over some amazingly scenic landscapes in the spring, summer, fall, and winter, recreating the same flight path as closely as possible each time.
Video: Just as everything is cooler in slow motion, humans are fascinated with watching things happen in reverse. That's probably because time only moves in one direction for us, but whatever the reason, watching gummy lollies melt and unmelt alongside classical music just made Monday a little easier to bear.
Microscopes let us observe some of the smallest objects in our universe, but with limitations when it comes to movements that can take hours, days, even weeks to play out. So a team of Austrian scientists developed new software that allows microscopes to not only track a slowly-moving object, but also capture incredible timelapse footage, speeding up the action.
Video: You'd assume that when the earth opens up to swallow a big chunk of a crowded city it would take months to fix the damage. But in the Japanese city of Fukuoka, it took repair crews just four days to fix a massive five-lane-wide sinkhole that suddenly appeared last week.
Video: If you've never had the opportunity to venture far enough north to take in the northern lights, the filmmakers at More Than Just Parks captured a stunning example of the Aurora Borealis' majesty over Minnesota's Voyageurs National Park. These timelapse videos might even be better than the real thing since you don't even have to put your phone down to watch nature's most impressive display.
Video: There isn't not enough ice on the Earth's polar caps to flood the entire planet should global warming turn it all into water. But sea levels will keep rising, and Danny MacRostie's beautiful timelapse footage of fog rolling over California's Mount Tamalpais feels like an eerie sneak peek of where the world might be headed.
Video: When you're caught in a downpour, you never stop to think about the scale of the storm that's soaking you, you're just trying to stay dry. But through Mike Olbinski's timelapse camera, we get a rare glimpse of raging storms from a safe distance, revealing their massive scale, but also their limited reach as they pour rain down on the earth.
It almost defies belief what modern science is capable of. Take this facial reconstruction of Meritamen, a mummified Egyptian woman who may have lived anywhere from 2000-3500 years ago. The reconstruction was conducted by scientists and researchers from Monash University, the University of Melbourne, the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and many others.
You pop some paracetamol or ibuprofen and don't give much thought to the journey it's about to take through your body. But what if you could capture part of that trip? You know, the pretty part when it's dissolving in your fluids. Doesn't sound like tempting viewing, but photographer Ben Ouaniche has delivered a fair approximation.
Video: If you didn't grow up in the American Midwest, you've probably never truly experienced the fury of a tornado-spewing summer thunderstorm. Storm chaser and wedding photographer Mike Olbinski edited 60,000 frames worth of timelapse sequences into this six-minute montage called Vorticity that will leave you with a new respect for Mother Nature.
Until today, there really wasn't a good reason for any sane human to buy a consumer 3D printer. But thanks to animator Eran Amir, the tech has a raison d'etre: So that everyone can 3D print tiny baby sculptures and use them to shoot hilarious timelapse videos of an albino infant sprinting around the world. It should have been so obvious all along.
You may enjoy watching the hours of footage you recorded the last time you went skiing, but your friends are too polite to tell you how boring it actually is. So instead of spending days editing your adventures down to a short highlight reel, Microsoft has just introduced a new app called Hyperlapse that can automatically turn long, shaky videos into short, steady timelapse clips.
Perhaps you were lucky enough to bag a shiny new DSLR for Christmas last year (and a nice lens or two) and after taking a few snaps of random objects, you're ready to take on something a little more challenging. A timelapse is a good place to start on the journey to more sophisticated photography and if you're wondering what you'll need, this video should help.