There’s something magical about soap bubbles, but watching them freeze raises the magic to a whole new level. In his timelapse Winter’s Magic, photographer Don Komarechka captured the process of soap bubbles getting frozen. And watching the ice crystals as they form on the delicate bubbles’ surface is as wonderful to watch, as it is difficult to film.
We seem to have gone from “The megapixal wars” to “The K wars” since video started to become more popular in DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Even the D850 was promoted as an “8K” camera for shooting timelapse, and now we’re starting to see more and more video cameras with a native 8K resolution. And we’ve seen 12K timelapse from the Phase One XF IQ3 100MP.
Well, move aside, because filmmaker Martin Lisius has now created Prairie Wind, a 16K HDR timelapse. It was created using a pair of Canon EOS 5DS cameras with Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art lenses, two Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM lenses and a custom built mount to shoot the two side-by-side.
In fall of 2017, I had the opportunity to capture the transformation of an empty plot of land turning into a high-tech vehicle test track. The bulk of the construction would take place for about a year. My friend and colleague, Ryan, and I were tasked with capturing that transformation into a timelapse video.
We wanted a high-up vantage point to place a camera. The site is at an airport, so there was a nearby airline hangar where we had access to the roof. With that established as our best vantage point, we had to decide what kind of camera to use.
Timelapse and hyperlapse aficionado Kirill Neiezhmakov has been creating some pretty amazing films over the last few years. He’s travelled all over the place from Hong Kong to the romantic streets of Rome and Prague. In his newest film, Kirill takes us on a whirlwind tour of the Principality of Monaco.
Last December, we featured a timelapse from photographer and filmmaker Jesse Watson. The timelapse was of the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch near Yuma, Arizona. Well, a couple of nights ago, another one launched and landed from California – the first time Elon’s launched and landed in California. Jesse went out to capture it again and this one’s just as incredible as the last.
Recently, Fenchel and Janisch made a pretty cool flow motion video in Frankfurt (above). It was made for the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof hotel, to show off some of the beauty and life of downtown Frankfurt. This type of video is becoming very common as the hardware and software tools are becoming more available to photographers and filmmakers.
But how can you make one of your own? Such films require a variety of techniques, and the workflow that works best for you will depend on the gear and software you have. But Fenchel and Janisch put this video together showing their workflow and how they made the Frankfurt video.
There’s not much information to go along with this timelapse from the LA Times. If there’s more information on the LA Times website, I can’t see it, because apparently, they haven’t figured out how to add a disclaimer and an “I Accept” button for EU residents yet. But I couldn’t stop watching this video once I hit play.
Timelapse videos can be amazing, as well as photos and footage of space. In this video, Adrien Mauduit brings timelapse and space together and takes you to the core of the Milky Way galaxy. It’s an awe-inspiring footage that will make you realize how vast our galaxy is. So sit back, watch closely and enjoy.