Posts Tagged ‘timelapse’

This Time-Lapse Reveals the Insane Amount of Work That Goes Into Stop Motion Animation

Want to know how much work goes into an old fashioned stop motion animation movie? The short clip above will show you. It’s a short extra scene that appeared during the end credits of the 2014 film “The Boxtrolls.”

The shot starts out looking like a normal scene from the film. However, the camera starts zooming out, turning the clip into a creative behind-the-scenes time-lapse that shows how it was made.
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A Time-Lapse of Earth Created Using Photos Taken by Astronaut Alexander Gerst

Photographs captured from the International Space Station have gotten a lot of press in recent years, especially as social networking has helped to share them with a wider audience. Quite a few time-lapses have been made as well using those photos.

Usually those videos are created by video editors who combine all kinds of photos found on space agency websites. The video above is a bit different: it was created with photos captured by a single person: astronaut Alexander Gerst.
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A DIY Time-Lapse Camera That Can Shoot for a Year on 4 Alkaline D Batteries

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Want a simple battery-powered time-lapse camera that you can leave in locations for up to a year? A hacker who goes by “val3tra” is trying to build one. The goal of his project is a camera that can continuously photograph a scene for months or years on time while powered only by a handful of ordinary batteries.
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Time-Lapse Captures the Mysterious Beauty of Bug-Eating Plants

Time-lapse photographer Chris Field spent 107 days photographing carnivorous plants with two cameras. What resulted is this fascinating look at the beauty of plants that survive by trapping and consuming insects.
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Maha Kumbh Mela: The Largest Peaceful Gathering in the History of the World

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In February 2013, Hindus from around the world made a pilgrimage of faith to bathe in the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in India. The event was called Maha Kumbh Mela, a particular festival held once every 144 years, and an estimated 100 million people visited the site over a period of days. It was likely the single largest peaceful gathering of people in the history of the world.
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Time-Lapse Shows the Beauty of the Auroras as Seen from Space

Seeing and photographing an aurora is probably on many a photographer’s bucket list, but only a handful of people have ever had the opportunity to witness the phenomenon in person from space.

In order to offer a taste of this beauty to us non-astronaut folk, Selmesfilms created the time-lapse video above with photographs captured from the International Space Station. Be sure to watch it in high-definition and in full screen. Enjoy.

(H/T Laughing Squid)

How I Shot a Time-Lapse of a Large Thunderstorm Rolling Through Sydney

Shooting time-lapse is fun. Watching a big storm devour a city is fun. Doing both at the same time is ‘super’ fun.

Sydney has been getting hit with unusually big storms for this time of year over the past week. This past Sunday my girlfriend and I went out to shoot one of them. As it happened it was one of the bigger ones! In this post I will explain a few things about the capturing and editing, as well as thought processes behind certain editing decisions.
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This is What Photos of the Night Sky Would Look Like if the Andromeda Galaxy Were Brighter

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What would the night sky look like if the closest spiral galaxy to us were as bright as the moon and visible in its entirety to the naked eye? The photo above offers a pretty accurate look (Click the image for a larger version).

Created by Tom Buckley-Houston, the composite image shows the Andromeda galaxy’s actual size in the night sky with a huge boost in brightness.
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Watch Sophia the Rhodesian Ridgeback Grow from 2 Months to 3 Years Old in 23 Seconds

From an adorable puppy into… well.. a much larger adorable puppy, this short time-lapse by Greg Coffin captures his dog Sophia’s growth from 2 months to 3 years old. Read more…

Blackout Time-Lapse: This is What the London Skyline Would Look Like if You Could See the Milky Way

UK-based photographer Nicholas Buer wanted to see what the view over London would look like if the city skies were void of the light pollution that illuminates the streets long after the sun has set.

Camera gear ready and with a plan of attack, he got to it, cleverly piecing together Blackout City, an awe-inspiring time-lapse that shows what the skyline of London would look like if there were ever a complete blackout and you could see the milky way.

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