Planetary panoramas
June 19, 2014 11:30 PM   Subscribe

What happens when you take four cameras and shoot a timelapse of the night sky, and then stitch the resultant videos together? Pure trippin' amazement.
posted by pjern (14 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
You know, I weirdly think these would be cooler as straight panos, no 360 view.
posted by smoke at 11:36 PM on June 19, 2014 [1 favorite]

Le Petit Prince: Jeu Vidéo
posted by DeepSeaHaggis at 2:48 AM on June 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

loooved that
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 4:57 AM on June 20, 2014

man, this was so cool
posted by rebent at 6:14 AM on June 20, 2014

trippy wow cool froopy and wild.
posted by arkham_inmate_0801 at 7:17 AM on June 20, 2014

That was fun. At first my inner pedant screamed "well its not REALLY that cool cuz the stars don't go in a swirly circle like that" but then I gave him a snakebite and a wedgie and told him to sit down and be cool.
posted by ian1977 at 7:45 AM on June 20, 2014

These are lovely, but I find the star trails and projection warping distracting. Here's a few static panoramas at high resolution that are striking: over New Zealand, Haleakala, ESO Milky Way panorama. That last one is phenomenal.
posted by Nelson at 8:27 AM on June 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

This is what I've always imagined the sky would look like in the Courts of Chaos, in Roger Zelazny's Amber series.
posted by sidereal at 8:36 AM on June 20, 2014 [2 favorites]

...but then I gave him a snakebite and a wedgie...

Maybe a little harsh - if he tries it again, ask him to have a look at 'Starry Night'.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 9:22 AM on June 20, 2014

Gorgeous and weirdly disorienting. But in a good way.
posted by ambrosia at 9:46 AM on June 20, 2014

This is the first time that I've seen a moving-picture panorama. I love how you can see exactly how each projection distorts the image by watching the velocity of the stars change. I found my brain adapting to these much more quickly than I expected. Has attempted to do a spherical / panorama feature film (projected/distorted, not cinerama style)?
posted by Popular Ethics at 10:14 AM on June 20, 2014

What's striking is how you can put so many hours into making something creative and beautiful and then use that font at the end.
posted by saul wright at 12:56 PM on June 20, 2014

Fantastic -- speaks to the imagination.
posted by aroweofshale at 9:09 PM on June 20, 2014

Wow, this artist (Vincent Brady) has some really great things. I loved the firefly video (also includes stars and meteors--watch it all!)
posted by TreeRooster at 7:19 AM on June 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

« Older Prince in the 1980s: a documentary   |   The jeers started when she began talking about men... Newer »

This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments