I just finished watching Vincent Brady‘s time lapse video embedded below and I’m stoked! The US-American photographer became known for his surreally beautiful and original time lapse video involving fireflies, but I like his newest creation even more. Star trails, trails that stars create when one is shooting long exposures, are an often seen effect in time lapse videos. Sometimes it is done deliberately, most times however it cannot be avoided due to technical reasons. Brady combines this effect with 360 degrees images and the “little planet” effect in order to make one feel as if one were traveling through space at warp speed. In order to achieve this he uses a setup consisting of a self-made cross-shaped mounting platform, four DSLRs and four fisheye lenses. This is what the setup looks like.
I think I’ve never seen photos or videos without CGI, which remind me so much of certain SciFi movies and shows. 😉
Those who would like to know more about his equipment and workflow should read Brady’s blog post, where he goes into more detail on the matter.