“Every second shows about a million years of the planet’s evolution.”
This is a rather big file (2.2MB), but does show the whole progress of our backyard: from the clearing to the leveling to the sod installation. The first few photos are a little off, but I did try to take photos from the same vantage point during the sod install part.
It is very immersive, and at times the video seemingly pulls you into a building only to them propel you away. Many parts are quite frenetic and fast-paced, which is actually the exact opposite of how I view Paris.
The effect is incredibly cool, but I suspect it’ll be a few short months before we’ll be inundated with commercials that utilize this effect. In fact, I was convinced that this effect would have gotten to us first via commercials… so I’m quite surprised to see this in the hands of consumers so quickly.
In watching the endless shapes and colors float by, I found myself wondering how someone controls where a hot air balloon goes. I get that the flame thing helps the balloon to rise, but how does one control something that just has one button? Outside of the bursts of ascension, is a hot air balloon ride essentially a very slow descent?
Adrift is a beautiful time-lapse video made by Simon Christen. Described as a “love letter” to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area, it took over 2 years of filming to capture the perfect weather conditions.
I’m amazed at some of the jumps that are made, and it feels like you’re moving in and out of the city – leaping between a macro micro views very quickly. The soundtrack is also paired really well, and really compliments what you’re seeing on the screen. Great, great stuff.
This is a lovely time-lapse video of a boat carrying a ton of shipping containers, trekking from Honolulu to Long Beach over the course of 35 days.
Photographer Gary Yost hauled 120 pounds of photographic gear to the Gardner Lookout, on the East Paek of Mt. Tamalpais. His video documents the life of a fire lookout, keeping watch over the San Francisco Bay area over the course of two days.
Maisie Broadhead created this reproduction of a old, 1844 photographic print featuring Elizabeth Eastlake. It’s an amazing time-lapse video, and quite surprising how much work was involved in getting things to look “just right.”
Life at Blair: Time-Lapse Video of Montgomery Blair High School (175,000 Photographs Taken Over 7 Months)
When I first saw this, I assumed the video was created by a teacher or staff member at the school – and the video was something done between classes, bidding the school and students farewell after working there for four years. On reading closer, I realized Tolu was a student – a Senior no less, in his final year.