Here is something we have not seen drone’s do yet. A timelapse. Photographer Jamie Brightmore used a “GPS enhanced” DJI Phantom 2 to put a GoPro Hero 4 at a constant position in the sky and take timelapse sequences from a constant position. He calls this project SATLAPSE. While this is an experimental project, he results are quite interesting.
I usually stray away from cities and all the hustle and bustle. Even when I’m just looking at photos and video, I find myself looking at landscapes of the great wide open much more often than I look at photos taken in urban and metropolitan areas. But, there’s something about this trippy timelapse from photographer and filmmaker, Vadim Tereshchenko, that makes me want to make a pit stop in Los Angeles next time I find myself on the west coast–even if it’s just long enough to ride that ferris wheel and catch a sunset. [Read more…]
We love a good timelapse. And we love Milky Way time lapses even more. This timelapse shot in in one of the places with the lowest light pollution in the world- Wellington, NZ – has a very clear theme – yes you guessed it – the Milky Way.
After Dark shot by videographer Mark Gee (previously) features no less than 8 scenes showing the Milky Way including a day-to-night and night-to-day transitions, stars reflecting on car scene, a small campfire and a few more.
Time-lapse videos are a spectacle to behold and have been taking the photography world by storm the last several years. Not to be outdone, Andrew Studer spent more than two years photographing the Pacific Northwest to create a mesmerizing video showing the sheer beauty of nature and its might.
Comprising an estimate 85,000 photos, Andrew says he spent “countless all nighters, camping trips, and spontaneous trips to the mountains” to produce the four and a half minutes of awesome.
Working full time as a police officer in California, photography started as just a hobby for Jeff Boyce. Though he’s been interested in taking photos for the past couple of years, it wasn’t until this year that Boyce was ready to take on the daunting world of time lapse. Two weeks ago, Boyce released one of his first attempts at the art form and, boy, did he knock it out of the park.
Combining his love for storm chasing–a hobby picked up in 2014–and his love for photography, Boyce took a 5-week long break from his duties as an officer to travel around the country capturing timelapse of some wicked intense weather. Boyce had no plans as he pulled out of his driveway, embarking on the journey. Rather, he frequently checked the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center for an indication on where he should be heading. Boyce said on some days he would travel upwards of 600 miles just to get where the action may or may not happen. Needless to say, there wasn’t a lot of sleep happening on this trip. [Read more…]
The music video for Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” is a huge clash of tastes for me. First, I love black and white photography and videography, which I believe partly springs from how I look at life – as black and white, yes or no, on or off. Secondly, the production quality is great and appeals to my cinematic tastes. However, I strongly dislike rap music and feel that this song, in particular, is offensive to the very demographic he is rapping about.
But, be that as it may, the editing skill of Vinnie Hobbs in the final product is amazing. Vinnie was generous enough to give us a look behind the scenes with a timelapse video (after the jump) of his process across the three days of editing it took to compile the footage, edit effects, and present a polished piece.
(Warning: Strong and offensive language in the videos.)
Usually we share timelapses of the most beautiful places on earth, resolution goes up to 8K, and sound design is spectacular. This next movie however, was not shot on earth, sound is crap and resolution looks like something from the 80’s.
This 8 minutes timelapse documents NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover – Opportunity traveling 42.2 kilometers (a full marathon if you will), over roughly 12 years. The Rover started it journey on January 2004 and the footage goes up to 2014 (the rover is still going though).
The photos are not coming from a high-end camera, but rather from the hazard-avoidance cameras mounted on the little vehicle and used to…. avoid obstacles while zooming through. Those are “two B&W cameras with 120 degree field of view, that provide additional data about the rover’s surroundings“.
To me, the biggest capability of the Genie that separates it from other time lapse and live action motion control devices is its ability to run long distance cable cam shots – there is no other device on the market that can do this.
But, in order to run a cable cam sequence – you first need a cable cam cart.
In this article, I will share the details of my DIY hyperlapse cable cam cart that I built for use with the Syrp Genie.
We all have this primal fear of bees. And while bees are generally a peaceful bunch, something about the buzz, furry appearance and the notion of a sting just hammers my head when I see one.
If that was not enough to keep one sleepless photographer Anand Varma did a 78 seconds time lapse video showing how a bee transforms from egg to larva to adult. The kinda of stuff nightmares are made of.
Sometimes taking a good pinhole timelapse just means going over the top with the gear used both for the actual shooting and creating the (pin)hole. Such was the case for Alexy Frangieh who used a Nikon D4 to record a pinhole timelapse.
Alexy also used state of the art PCB milling machine to create a 0.3mm (or 300 microns) wide hole.
To use the hole, Alexy “denikonized” a cheap body cap, creating a groove and a hole for the a CNCed and drilled PCB to go in.