We’ve shown time-lapses of mushroom growing antics before, and they just keep getting better and better. There’s not much more satisfying than a really good timelapse video so we couldn’t resist sharing this one from Jens at Another Perspective.
In this video, he uses just two cameras to create the video, although admittedly it looks like there are far more angles. He’s done a really nice job filming it.
Jens begins by cutting some slits in an intriguing pack of well, something. It looks like some commodified meat substitute but I’m assured it’s actually mycelium, a sort of fungi uber-growth starter.
The whole video was filmed with the main camera, a Sony A7R4 fitted with a 90mm macro lens. The second camera was a Sony A6000. The lighting was done with small LED video lights and a softbox. Apart from the Laowa 24mm macro probe lens the entire set-up is quite low-tech.
But the results are astounding. The backlighting is incredibly beautiful shining through the delicate pinks of the mushrooms. My favourite part is the sound effects that are added to create a feeling of the organisms bursting to life. It’s a minor detail but something that adds a lot to the final effect.
I’m told these are edible, but who knows, I wouldn’t take my word for it!