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Crazy Difficult Time-Lapse of NYC

Julian Tryba has a pretty neat Time-Lapse, or layer-lapse as they call it, of New York City:

I admit, that was pretty ace.  Each scene in the video has as many as 300 different layers, all being independently turned on and off to the beat of the music.  A time-lapse done well to music is better than any other boring time-lapse.  This one is pretty dang impressive.  Even more so considering it consists of over 230,000 different photos, spanning over 350 hours of life.  Though, I imagine some of that might have been duplicated with multiple lenses on multiple cameras at the same location.  Either way, it’s a great 2 and a half minutes of your life, trust me.

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The Things you can do with a GoPro

For real, who would have thought years ago that we would be spending time watching animals drink water from a bucket on a farm?  This is the type of nature show you want to watch.  Except, maybe in the wild, not on a farm, with picturesque farm animals.

It is neat though seeing how the different animals take their water.. Hint, it’s all straight.

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Interactive Wooden Landscape

Valley View

This is pretty neat, ETM: Exploration Through Motion is an interesting view of a once static asset.  A team of students from the Philadelphia University created this as their final project in Design 1.  Together, they took the Thomas Moran painting “Grand Canyon of the Colorado River”, and made a 3D laser cut map diorama of it.

Turning a gear in turn turns a series of other gears that steps down the speed and ups the torque significantly.  This in turn raises internal cams, which in turn raises a base layer of dowels that finally, raises the laser cut landscape.  At first, I wasn’t sure why all the gears were necessary, I thought it was only for looks, but it’s actually quite a needed gear reduction in order to get the torque necessary to lift the heavy map.

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Read more about their process, and see some more photos and behind the scenes stuff on their Behance page.

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Norwegian Time-Lapse

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a time-lapse.  Well, I think it has anyway.  So please, watch the above, it’s longer than previous ones at 5 minutes, but it’s just as spectacular as any I’ve posted in the past.  There are some spots where the clouds look unreal.  The music is well paced and soothing.  So for-realz, watch it, enjoy it, live it.

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London Day vs. Night

London based photographer Matel has come up with a creative way to show the passage of time in London.  Instead of a typical time-lapse with day to night transitions, he took two sets of videos shot in the same location, hours apart.  Then using hours of post processing and maliciousness alignment, he produced the above video.  I like it.

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Charlie: The Grand Finale

You might have thought it would never happen but it is, Charlie The Unicorn is one of the older (11 years now!) viral videos of the internet, and for the past 4 years we’ve been stuck with Charlie The Unicorn 4 as the last entry in the saga, but as of now, a 30 minute grand finale is going to happen.

Jason Steele of FilmCow has put together a Kickstarter to fund the final chapter of the Charlie saga.  He’s asking for $35,000, as of this writing he’s at around $60,000, so he better fucking deliver this magical masterpiece of inadvertent adventure.  I’m super excited about the whole thing in a bittersweet way.  I hope it’s as good as Mr. Steele says it will be, but at 30 minutes long, it should hopefully involve some wild and crazy adventures.  Maybe that snowman will come to life and be a problem.  That’d be sweet.

In case you’re unsure of where things left off, here is the series thus-far:

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iPhone Bullet Time

The Matrix made slow-mo 360 degree video popular, they called it “bullet time.”  It usually consists of setting up a ring of cameras pointed at the subject and taking pictures and video like that.  However, as you can imagine, that gets expensive. Smart phones are cheap, and most everyone has them (yes, even me), so Swiss skier Nicolas Vuignier decided to try a new method.  iPhones have a slow motion capture feature on their video.  So he spent what he says is the last 2 years developing a custom mount for his iPhone to attach a rope to so he could swing it around his head as he skied.  The video below shows it in action:

That was pretty damn close to bullet time.  Syre it didn’t stop and zoom in or anything, but it was still cool.  I can see this potentially turning into something really intense, something that’s established, and recognized and worthwhile.  I might need to look at some sort of rig that does this…if one were to ever be offered for sale that is.

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River Cave Exploring

Photographer Ryan Deboodt took a drone into the Tham Khoun Xe Cave in Laos.  It’s the largest river cave in the world – 400 feet tall, 650 feet wide, and alittle over 4 miles long.  It’s pretty amazing.  It’s also amazing that the western world hasn’t been exploring it until recently.  First visited in the turn of the century, (1904), it’s only since the early 2000s that the government opened it to foreigners who now explore and map the cave via kayak.

That is exactly what Deboodt did over 2 days.  That and take some amazing photographs and video of the trip.  He’s got some awesome shots on Instagram also:

I find things like this cool, caves are interesting, if not somewhat creepy, but this is wide open and just looks beautiful.  The constant moving water and wide open spaces make it less imposing and creepy I think.

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Stormscapes 3

I love me the clouds, and I love me some time lapses.  Here’s a 6 minute video of both of those things.  I really like the beginning where they show time lapses of storms forming from satellite images.  That’s not unique in anyway, but the area they choose is.  Most of the storms chosen are Atlantic hurricanes, they went to the Northern Pacific, and over Canada.  That was neat.  It’s only 6 minutes long, watch it you’ll be glad you did, it’s so cool.  Time lapse videos of storms and clouds never get old.  Never.

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Star Destroyer Drone

Not really a drone, but it’s what everyone is calling R/C flying things now, because it’s “a cool word that sounds like military”  Anyway, the guys at Flite Test have made an R/C Star Destroyer, from Star Wars:

The thing is gigantic.  So big that they launch it from a truck.  A Truck.  Being so large, it’s a pain to fly, and not surprisingly, it handles like crap.  During the flight it lost the bridge, which didn’t really effect the flying, if anything it looks like it made it better.  The big problem was when they tried to do a loop.  It got stuck inverted.  That’s what you get for trying to do space acrobatics in vehicles not rated for atmosphere.

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