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Evolution, a vibrant mantis-filled music video

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A note for anyone who experiences photosensitive epilepsy: The video contains flashes and pulsating light patterns.

Created for the song by Aedan and directed by French video artist Thomas Blanchard, this vibrantly lit music video for Evolution features mantises, millipedes, a Rhinoceros beetle, some unlucky feeder insects, and time-lapse clips of blooming orchids. From the director’s site:

Weeks of filming in a vacuum with a plethora of insects and plants to better understand their mechanism and interactions. The result is a striking spectacle where one can observe life with a new eye.

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The short was shot in 8K with macro lenses, then edited in 4K. Find more of Blanchard on Vimeo and Instagram.

rhinoceros beetle
Watch another dramatic insect video from Blanchard: -N- Uprising.

Plus, watch More music videos and more insects up-close :
• Violin Concerto in A Minor (with LEDs and lasers)
• Birds from Pleix
• The Giant Texas Katydid (Neobarrettia spinosa)
• Glass Mantis Eats a Blue Bottle Fly
• Spring, an epic 4K flower time-lapse that took 3 years to make.

via Colossal.

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