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Above, filmmaker Cy Kuckenbaker's Midday Traffic Time Collapsed and Reorganized by Color: San Diego Study #3. But wait… here’s the real video of this freeway. So what’s going on here, and how did he do it? Via The Creator’s Project:
Using a system called chroma key (that acts in several ways like a green screen) Kuckenbaker was able to remove, re-insert, and layer both backgrounds and objects—giving the appearance of remarkable mass action happening in a short time frame. Through this method, he was able to isolate car patterns and condense their cycles—turning what would otherwise be dry transportation data into a moving, visual representation of life in San Diego.
You may have also seen Kuckenbaker’s viral airplanes, Landings at San Diego Int Airport Nov 23, 2012, below:
Watch this Roadtrippers timelapse video of Albuquerque’s 42nd annual International Balloon Fiesta, a nine day event where over 700 balloons take off into the sky. Full screen, HD-ready stuff.
Then watch more balloon videos in the archives.
What would the moon look like if it was at the same distance from Earth as the International Space Station? (That’s 240-ish miles above our planet instead of its usual 238,900 miles away.)
While the physics would make this rather undesirable — likely breaking the moon into Saturn-like rings and generally messing with Earth’s liquids, atmosphere, etc, — it would look pretty amazing if it was possible. Amateur astronomer Yetipc1 imagines it would look something like this slightly sped-up simulation, though the moon breaking apart and forming rings around Earth would also be pretty cool.
In the archives, another classic: Star Size Comparison HD.