Blood and Electronics: Don’t Miss the Stunning New Lusine Arterial Video

The new music video for Lusine, like the track itself, is almost sickeningly stomach-turning, it’s so beautiful. Director Christophe Thockler has made an epic opus. The last time we caught up with Thockler, he had set 36,000 photos of melting ice to the chilling music of Ben Neill and Mimi Goese. This time around, we’ve gone from ice to the titular blood. And that’s lots of blood – enough to attract vampires from a couple of cities away. 5 litters of blood rush through some 15 kg of components salvaged from TVs, phones, and computers, waste turned into what the …

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Hello, Dolly Time Lapse: Upstart DIY Funnel Web Spider Dolly Hardware Makes Gorgeous Footage

Funnel Web Spider Dolly Time lapse reel 2012 from Laww Media on Vimeo. In the latest potential triumph for original, DIY hardware funded via the Web, the Funnel Web Spider Dolly shows off jaw-dropping timelapse footage, in which capture is married to motion. Our friends at Wollongong, Australia-based Laww Media designed this project themselves, and are now using this gorgeous video to promote the hardware. With enough preorders, they can put it into production. The trick: motors that allow this sort of flexible capture. And you’ll see the dolly itself is quite compact. More: Here is a time-lapse video showing …

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Adventures in Time and Space: Timelapse and Macro Photo-Motion

Photography can transform scale, whether in time, space, or a combination of the two. scntfc, the hyper-talented audiovisual artist, sends some eye-explodingly good work our way, prompted by yesterday’s coverage of a two-minute condensation of a trip from San Francisco to Paris. Before returning to the theme of timelapse time travel and aerospace, let’s look first at what happens when you collapse scale in the spatial dimension via macro photography. Undone is a series of close-up shots, a balletic glimpse of the world viewed closer through a lens. Artist Andy Rohrmann aka scntfc shares it with us. At top: An …

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Timelapse Collapses Space: San Francisco to Paris in Two Minutes

If you haven’t seen it make its rounds yet, the collaboration of textile artist Kate Nartker and musical-visual artist Nate Bolt has put together a stunning example of timelapse done right. Timelapse is often conceived as a way to collapse the temporal, but time and space are, indeed, relative – most of all when strapped into a Boeing. Aboard an Air France 747, an eleven hour flight from San Francisco to Paris becomes just two minutes, and the results are magical in the way in which they convey the globe-shrinking power of the modern jet airliner. Don’t forget – to …

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Extraordinary Timelapse Skies, Now on an Affordable Canon SLR

Moving over the face of the Earth Timelapse from Laww Media on Vimeo. Greetings, planet Earth. Remember when exquisite timelapse photography was the exclusive domain of expensive cameras, bottled up and sold by the likes of the BBC Motion Graphics library? Now a Canon SLR camera well within the reach of mortals is more than enough. Filmmakers Laww Media of Wollongong Australia, makers of quite a bit of nice footage, took the footage above with a Canon 7D and a remote. What’s your preferred timelapse rig? And I’m especially curious, what sorts of software timelapse do you use? By the …

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Short Lapse, Time Remap: Ecological Apple and Simple Ideas

Simple, original ideas are wonderful. The vast majority of videos that “go viral” are based around a single, simple idea. The idea may be “anesthetized kids are funny”, or it may be “time-remapping a rotting apple makes it look magical:” Ecological apple (experimental short) from Andreas Soderberg on Vimeo. It´s a regular timelapse that i have edited in after effects. Time remap and some camerashake. Andreas Soderberg. You know the spiel by now. You’re a visualist, you’re more qualified than just about anyone around you to turn a simple idea into a professional, artistic video. Go out and do it. …

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Radiohead House of Cards Data: Time Lapse Rendering in Real Legos

When the creative team behind Radiohead’s new video for House of Cards released 3D imaging data of Tom Yorke’s head, I’m sure they looked forward to finding out what people would do with it. I’m guessing one thing they didn’t expect was for someone to go manually through the data and painstakingly reproduce it in actual, physical Legos, one … brick … at … a … time, then make it into motion again with time lapse photography (okay, with a fair bit of fakery and digital legos added, though quite nicely). Be sure to go watch the high-quality version on …

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High Definition Pan and Scan: With a Python Full of Rat

My love of time-lapse meshes perfectly with my love of, well, the 5 foot carpet python I share my house with. Having a companion animal (is it politically correct to say “pet” these days?) around is great for any visual artist. More specifically, having Python around an HD, slow-motion capable video camera, well I think that’s a fantastic combination: I am yet to create any actual “HD” material with this camera, but for web-resolution work it has been an absolute revelation. The ability to shoot a show as a single wide shot from a tripod and then pan and scan …

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Time Lapse Work in Progress: Stencil Cutting and Spray

This is something I’ve been working on for quite a while, but I’ve realised that there are too many new things on the horizon which will take up my time (and my computers’ CPU cycles) so I’ve decided to release it as a draft rather than sitting on it until "perfect".   While there’s still some editing and motion tweaking to be done, this piece is rather time consuming to preview and render. As the action speeds up it is blending many high resolution images together for each frame. The video compresses around 10 hours of stencil cutting into 4 …

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Projection Surface Maintenance: Draper Cinefold Screen Repair

I’ve had 2 rented Draper Cinefold screens with me on the tour. These are relatively expensive collapsible screens which we got a good deal on for a 3ish month rental. Unfortunately their former life at dance parties outside in the elements had left them with some pretty serious battle scars. One of the screen frames had a broken hinge, as did one of the legs. This is why I don’t go Outside. Bad Things happen Outside. These I “fixed” with gaffer tape and strips of plywood, until we had a couple of days off between tour legs and I time …

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