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Into the Atmosphere: A Breathtaking Timelapse of the Skies Above California by Michael Shainblum

Into the Atmosphere: A Breathtaking Timelapse of the Skies Above California by Michael Shainblum weather timelapse clouds California

Into the Atmosphere: A Breathtaking Timelapse of the Skies Above California by Michael Shainblum weather timelapse clouds California

Into the Atmosphere is the latest timelapse tour de force from photographer and filmmaker Michael Shainblum (previously), shot in numerous locations around California over a period of year. For the nearly four minute clip Shainblum payed special attention to the clouds and ever changing atmospheric conditions above the Golden State, shooting some 75,000 photographs which he edited down to 12,500 for the final cut. Of the work he shares:

“Into The Atmosphere,” is my tribute to the state of California and the beautiful deserts, mountains and coastlines that exist there. This video showcases a variety of national/state parks as well as less recognized natural areas. The video also focuses on clouds, fog and interesting atmospheric conditions. Although California is known for blue sunshine skies, seeing a colorful storm cloud over Half Dome or an incredible sunset at the La Jolla Coves is really a sight to see. The goal of this video is to show these environments in their best possible light.

Additionally the Creator’s Project sat down with Shainblum to learn more about how he works and shot some fun behind the scenes video.

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Limitless: New Graffiti Timelapse from Sofles, Fintan Magee, Treas, and Quench

Limitless: New Graffiti Timelapse from Sofles, Fintan Magee, Treas, and Quench  timelapse street art graffiti

Limitless: New Graffiti Timelapse from Sofles, Fintan Magee, Treas, and Quench  timelapse street art graffiti

Right before the imminent demolition of a massive warehouse in Brisbane, street artists Sofles (previously), Fintan Magee, Treas, and Quench had the opportunity to go wild. The four artists cover almost every inch of wall space with a seemingly unlimited amount of paint in this timelapse shot by Selina Miles. (via Neatorama, thnx Kat!)

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Albuquerque Balloon Festival Timelapse

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Albuquerque Balloon Festival Timelapse timelapse New Mexico hot air balloons flight

Even though I thought I could fully anticipate what this video would look like, I still wound up being delightfully surprised. Shot and edited by Joel Schat at the 2013 Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (via swissmiss)

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Creepy Pumpkin Carving Timelapse

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Happy Halloween folks. Here’s a pretty spooky animation of a pumpkin carved by Brooklyn-based artist and pro pumpkin carver Chris Soria based on an illustration by Jason Smith. The piece took about 15 hours to carve. If you liked this, don’t miss Rot from last year. (via And is Better)

Update: The clip was created and directed by Joe Vaughn.

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Mauna Kea Heavens Timelapse or Three Minutes of Telescopes Shooting Lasers into Space

Mauna Kea Heavens Timelapse or Three Minutes of Telescopes Shooting Lasers into Space timelapse telescopes space Hawaii

Mauna Kea Heavens Timelapse or Three Minutes of Telescopes Shooting Lasers into Space timelapse telescopes space Hawaii

Mauna Kea Heavens Timelapse or Three Minutes of Telescopes Shooting Lasers into Space timelapse telescopes space Hawaii

Shot over a period of three nights in April of this year, this timelapse from Sean Goebel shows the myriad telescopes at the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. The clear view at 14,000 feet is the premiere location for astronomy in the Northern Hemisphere. The lasers you see are called laser guide stars and they help astronomers correct the atmospheric distortion of light by creating an artificial “star” to use as a reference point. (via Coudal)

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Barcelona Kaleidolapse

Barcelona Kaleidolapse timelapse Spain Barcelona

Barcelona Kaleidolapse timelapse Spain Barcelona

Barcelona Kaleidolapse timelapse Spain Barcelona

The folks over at MyLapse just created this fascinating glimpse of Barcelona using a technique that turns timelapse footage into a kaleidoscope, similar to the Mirror City video we saw back in July. Beautiful.

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Timelapse of the Imperceptible Effects of Aging Created from Family Portraits by Anthony Cerniello

Editor’s note: Watch the whole thing. With sound. Don’t skip around. Just let it play, or else you’re missing out.

Aging is fascinating thing to document in film and photography, from Noah Kalina’s 12+ year portrait a day project to Diego Goldberg’s family portrait series that began in 1976, it’s interesting to see how many different approaches there are. This new clip titled Danielle from filmmaker Anthony Cerniello tries something I’ve never seen before and packs an amazing punch.

Last Thanksgiving, Cerniello traveled to his friend Danielle’s family reunion and with still photographer Keith Sirchio shot portraits of her youngest cousins through to her oldest relatives with a Hasselblad medium format camera. Then began the process of scanning each photo with a drum scanner at the U.N. in New York, at which point he carefully edited the photos to select the family members that had the most similar bone structure. Next he brought on animators Nathan Meier and Edmund Earle who worked in After Effects and 3D Studio Max to morph and animate the still photos to make them lifelike as possible. Finally, Nuke (a kind of 3D visual effects software) artist George Cuddy was brought on to smooth out some small details like the eyes and hair.

The final result is pretty remarkable, if a little bizarre. Not quite out of the uncanny valley, and yet pause the movie at any moment and it feels like you’re looking at a plain portrait. While it plays the transitions are just slow enough that you’re only vaguely aware anything is happening. It’s amazing as it is weird. He tells me via email:

I wanted to make a person, I felt like I could tell a story with that, but it ended up feeling slightly robotic, like an android. I’m OK with that. Things never come out the exact way you plan them, but that’s the fun. The score I imagined would tell this woman’s life, with events speeding by as she aged, but in the end I thought it would be more interesting to go with an abstract piece of sound, and my friend Mark Reveley really came through because I love how it sounds.

Cerniello normally edits commercials and music videos for the likes of 30 Seconds to Mars and Kings of Leon, you can see much more of his work over on his website.

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