The World’s First “Layer-Lapse” Video | Video

2014.10.17 Fri

You may have seen a timelapse video or two by now if you are internet savvy but I am pretty sure you haven’t seen such thing like this before. Traditional time-lapses are constrained by the idea that there is a single universal clock. In the spirit of Einstein’s relativity theory, layer-lapses assign distinct clocks to any number of objects or regions in a scene. Each of these clocks may start at any point in time, and tick at any rate. The result is a visual time dilation effect known as layer-lapse. The man behind this piece of work is Julian Tryba, a photographer, videographer.

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This piece is based in Boston, taking advantage of the beautiful city where the US was born a few centuries ago. This layer-lapse enables one to capture the long time shootings combining with completely different times at the exact same view. This means you have control over the timelapse and the colors and lights that may have not been captured from traditional timelapse videos. You can even play around with the music. Very useful method, especially for artworks.

Boston Layer-Lapse from Julian Tryba on Vimeo.

If you want to try a timelapse video yourself, use your smartphone camera’s timelapse functions or use “Hyperlapse from Instagram – Instagram, Inc.“>Hyperlapse” app for easy use.  Try it out yourself, tripods are a must.  iPad version also available Hyperlapse from Instagram – Instagram, Inc.“>here.

Those of you who want to dig deeper for layer lapse, go check out the website for behind the scenes.

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