Posts Tagged ‘mesmerizing’

Captivating Microscopic Time-Lapse Video Captures the Formation of Snowflakes

This is just plain beautiful, no matter which way you slice it. Using the magic of time-lapse photography and microscopy, Vyacheslav Ivanov captured the formation of those ice crystals we call snowflakes that caused so much grief in the northeastern US over the past several weeks. Read more…

Artist Creates Mesmerizing Time-Lapse-like Videos that Trace the Flight Paths of Birds

Artist and professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, Dennis Hlynsky, is interested in studying the way small-brained animals flock in groups. Using a special editing technique, he can visualize the paths of each individual in the flock, and though he’s recorded everything from ants to fish to flies, the most fascinating examples of this technique in action involve flocks of birds. Read more…

Slow-Motion Masterpiece Captures Bags of Spices Exploding in Time with Music

It’s only January 11th, and we’ve already found a piece of slow-motion cinematography that might just remain our favorite of 2014. Created as a commercial for Schwartz Flavour Shots, this slow-motion video dubbed “The Sound of Taste” is a beautiful combination of cinematography and pyrotechnics that creates what filmmaker Chris Cairns calls “an audiovisual feast.” Read more…

Mesmerizing Footage of Thousands Upon Thousands of Birds Dancing in the Sky

If you’re maintaining any of kind bucket list of things you’d like to experience before you die, you might want to think about putting “a massive murmuration of starlings” on that list. That’s what Paris-based director and photographer Neels Castillon was treated to recently, and his video documenting the encounter has been making waves on the web.
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Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Shows What It’s Like to be an Airplane Pilot

You’ve probably seen time-lapse videos shot looking out the side of an airplane through a passenger window, but have you ever seen one from the pilot’s point of view? If not, check out the beautiful video above. It was created by pilot Jakub Vlk, who brought his Canon 600D to work and captured photographs across seven days. The video shows Vlk taxiing to the runway, taking off, floating up into the clouds, flying around, and landing.
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Amazing Photographs of Wrapped Trees

Photographer Zander Olsen creates amazing optical illusions by wrapping trees with white linen, lining up the ends of the material with the horizon line in the background.
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Hypnotic Time-Lapse of Traffic in Ho Chi Minh City

Photographer Rob Whitworth created this time-lapse of the crazy traffic found in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), Vietnam.

Everyone who has visited Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam knows part of the magic (love it or hate it) is in the traffic. Ever since I first set foot in HCMC I have been captivated by the city’s energy. Saigon is a city on the move unlike anything I have experienced before which I wanted to capture and share.

10,000 individual photos (shot in RAW) went into making this video.

(via zefrank)

Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of Burning Man Shows 5 Weeks in 5 Minutes

Earlier this year, UT Austin grad student Matthew Goodman set up a Canon DSLR on Razorback mountain, which overlooks the desert where Burning Man was held. Over the next two months, the camera snapped a photograph every 10 minutes, resulting in roughly 8,000 12-megapixel photographs. Goodman then used the images to create this impressive time-lapse video showing 5 weeks of Burning Man in just 5 minutes. Every second shows 3 hours, so a full day passes every 8 seconds.

If you’re interested in learning more about how it was done (including how they managed to keep the camera powered), Goodman has an in-depth writeup on his blog.

(via Craneium via Laughing Squid)

Dropped Camera Clips Combined into Mesmerizing Short Film

“Oops”, created by Chris Beckman, is a 10 minute art video composed entirely of appropriated YouTube videos in which the camera is accidentally dropped. What’s amazing is how seamlessly the clips are stitched together, making it difficult to discern where one clip ends and the next begins. The result is mesmerizing.

The film won first prize in the “Experimental” category at this year’s Vimeo Festival + Awards.