A new movie of time-lapse scenes, TimeScapes: Rapture 4K, has just appeared and is available for purchase. Matthew Cobb called my attention to this preview, which will surely give you an eyegasm. If anybody has seen it, do report back.
A bit about the movie from its website:
TimeScapes is the debut film from award-winning cinematographer and director Tom Lowe. The film features stunning slow-motion and timelapse cinematography of the landscapes, people, and wildlife of the American South West. Lowe spent 2 years roaming the Southwest in his Toyota pickup truck shooting the film.
TimeScapes was shot, edited and color-graded at 4K resolution (4096 x 2304 pixels).
It is the world’s first movie to be sold to the public as a 4K file.
. . . Production involved many hardships. Tom slept outdoors for 250 nights, sleeping on cots (without tents) under the stars next to his camera, while timelapse was being captured. During the middle of principle [sic] photography on “TimeScapes”, Lowe won the Astronomy Photographer of the year award in 2011, with the image [below], ‘Blazing Bristlecone’ – featuring a 4,000-year-old bristlecone pine tree against the Milky Way. Unbeknownst to the judges, the photo was actually just one frame of a time-lapse movie, which is featured in “TimeScapes”, the movie.
Here’s the trailer; be sure to enlarge it!:
And the prize-winning photo:
You can buy the movie here.