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Photography Science

A Macro Timelapse Highlights the Micro Movements of Spectacularly Colored Coral

A Macro Timelapse Highlights the Micro Movements of Spectacularly Colored Coral

September 29, 2016

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Kate Sierzputowski

Interested in documenting one of the oldest animals on Earth, Barcelona-based production company myLapse set to capture the minimal movements of brightly colored coral, recording actions rarely seen by the human eye. The short film took nearly 25,000 individual images of the marine invertebrates to compose, and photography of species, such as the Acanthophyllia, Trachyphyllia, Heteropsammia cochlea, Physogyra, took over a year.
The production team hopes the film attracts attention to the Great Barrier Reef, encouraging watchers to take a deeper interest in one of the natural wonders of the world that is being rapidly bleached due to climate change. More



Amazing Science

Time-lapse Pairs Blooming Flowers with Crawling Insects

Time-lapse Pairs Blooming Flowers with Crawling Insects

Aug.15.16

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Christopher

Umwelt is a short film by Japanese artist Yoshiyuki Katayama that depicts an elegant series of flowers blooming in slow motion. Unlike other time-lapse videos we’ve seen in this genre, each flower is accompanied by an insect or spider that crawls across each flower at the precise moment it blooms. The timing is incredible considering the insects stay in view while the flower comes to life, there must be some sort of clever editing? More



Animation Art

Ignight: An Experimental Long Exposure Light Film by Daniel Barreto

Ignight: An Experimental Long Exposure Light Film by Daniel Barreto

Jun.9.16

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Christopher

Ignite is an experimental animation from 24-year-old artist Daneil Barreto. The clip was made with hundreds of long exposure photos of various LEDs similar to a stop-motion film or timelapse—nothing is digital. Really love the use of color and form, fun stuff. More



Amazing Music

Extremely Slow Guitar Playing Sounds Like a Violin When Sped Up

Extremely Slow Guitar Playing Sounds Like a Violin When Sped Up

May.26.16

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Christopher

Here’s a clever but of instrumentation and video work. Musician Steve-san Onotera, aka the Samurai Guitarist, recorded himself playing the Beatles’ Here Comes the Sun at an excruciatingly slow pace—almost 30 minutes to play the song once. He then sped the recording up 20 times and played it back, creating a sound that could easily be mistaken for some kind of modulated violin. Shooting during a sunrise was a nice touch. (via Kottke) More



Design

A Wood Turned Bamboo Death Star by Frank Howarth

A Wood Turned Bamboo Death Star by Frank Howarth

May.4.16

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Christopher

In this new timelapse video, woodworker Frank Howarth (previously) demonstrates how he designed and constructed a replica of the Star Wars’ Death Star out of bamboo. The Portland-based designer, who also has a degree in architecture from Harvard, shares much of his behind-the-scenes processes through his wildly popular YouTube channel. I expected to skip through different parts of the video, but Howarth has an uncanny ability to film himself working, it really is worth watching the whole thing straight through. More



Photography

A Photographer’s Digital Journey to Produce a Lake of Shattered Mirrors

A Photographer’s Digital Journey to Produce a Lake of Shattered Mirrors

Apr.8.16

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Kate

Swedish photographer Erik Johansson had a vision for a digital photograph of a lake shattering like a mirror, an image he wanted to produce as accurately as possible. To achieve this effect for Impact, Johansson bought 17 square meters of mirrors, found a boat and a model, and posed all three in a stone pit until he got the best shot for the final image. Several months of planning, shooting, and editing later and he has an entire video that documents the tasks that lie far beyond the many hours he spent in Photoshop. More



Animation

Wrapped: A Stunning Animated Time-lapse that Depicts Powerful Plants Reclaiming New York

Wrapped: A Stunning Animated Time-lapse that Depicts Powerful Plants Reclaiming New York

Apr.5.16

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Christopher

There have been countless films set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic New York teeming with wildlife and overgrown with plants, both Planet of the Apes and I Am Legend come to mind. In this animated short titled Wrapped from Roman Kaelin, Falko Paeper and Florian Wittmann, we instead see the demise of the city as a vivid time-lapse that blends real footage, CG, and several of its own science fiction twists. More



Amazing Science

Starting With the Earth as a Marble, This Is the First Timelapse of the Solar System to Scale

Starting With the Earth as a Marble, This Is the First Timelapse of the Solar System to Scale

Sep.17.15

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Christopher

When looking in a science textbook or a toy mobile of the solar system, it’s easy to depict the sun, planets and moon to scale in comparison to each other. What’s not so easy to visually comprehend the staggering distance that separates each planet on its individual orbit around the sun. Filmmakers Alex Gorosh and Wylie Overstreet challenged themselves to build such a model and the result is this fascinating short film To Scale. More



Art Illustration

Beautiful Graphite Drawing Timelapse by Karla Ortiz

Beautiful Graphite Drawing Timelapse by Karla Ortiz

Sep.8.15

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Christopher

San Francisco-based artist and illustrator Karla Ortiz works by day as a concept artist for Marvel Film Studios, but in her spare time also produces surreal fine art illustrations rendered in graphite. Seen here is a timelapse of a new piece that will be on view later this week as part of a new body of work titled Omens at Thinkspace Gallery. More



Science

A Beautiful Monarch Butterfly Metamorphosis Timelapse in HD

A Beautiful Monarch Butterfly Metamorphosis Timelapse in HD

Aug.31.15

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Christopher

Much has been written lately about the plight of the monarch, the most iconic butterfly in North America that may soon be headed for the endangered species list. The use of herbicides in the U.S. has completely decimated milkweed plants, the insect’s primary food source, while illegal logging is quickly destroying the monarch’s wintering habitat in Mexico. Over 90% of the butterfly’s population has vanished over the last 25 years.
Luckily there’s a bit of hope. More



Amazing Photography Science

Echinopsis Cactus Flowers Seem to Explode Like Fireworks

Echinopsis Cactus Flowers Seem to Explode Like Fireworks

Jul.9.15

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Christopher

Echinopsis cacti have some of the most brilliant flowers of any cactus, with vibrantly colored petals and explosive blooms that look almost like bursting fireworks. The trick is actually seeing it. The cacti bloom only late at night, and even then only for a few hours. The peak moment of beauty may only last an hour.
Lucky for us, Echinopsis enthusiast Greg Krehel has a knack for catching these blooming succulents in the act. More

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