A while ago, I have developed a liking for time-lapse videos. Meanwhile, there are a great many gorgeous time-lapse videos so that you can easily view new and inspiring stuff on a daily basis. Besides the beauty, I find it fascinating at what lengths photographers go to produce such a comparatively short video. Shooting a good photo is one thing, but it is an entirely different one to expand it by a third, temporal, dimension. The ones able of doing so might as well shoot good photos with crossed arms and bandaged eyes. After all, you don’t only have to be in the right place at the time as is the case with photos, but also in the right time span. When it comes to complexity and price, the required equipment makes the one of common photographers seem almost ridiculous. If you wish to produce something presentable, don’t even think about using a single battery and common tripod. You will need several batteries, special tripods, heads, slide rails and much more. And the incredible amount of data will have to be handled afterwards on the computer. Generally speaking, time-lapse offers much more space for error sources, which makes it an unbelievably difficult undertaking. For this reason, I would like to introduce you to a master of time-lapse, Michael Shainblum. In the following, you’ll find his latest video, “Into The Atmosphere“, which even attracted NationalGeographic’s attention, and the making-of that goes along with it.
The remaining videos can be viewed on his website. For SciFi fans, “Mirror City” could be of special interest. 😉