Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of Burning Man

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This beautiful landscape time-lapse, Playa Time: Dust to Dust, documents the rise and fall the temporary city that springs up in the Black Rock Desert once a year. Langton Laboratories set up a camera on a nearby mountainside and let it run for five weeks this past August, eventually condensing that span into just five minutes.

The technological challenge to power a DSLR camera continuously while uploading gigabytes of images wirelessly, for five weeks. The rig involved a car battery, a solar charger, and an Eye-Fi wireless flash memory card. "This turned out to be a non-trivial, but extremely rewarding undertaking," the director and producer, Matthew Goodman, writes on his website. The burn itself begins just after 3:45. 

A "hypertemporal" composite image of day and night photographs:

For more work by Matthew Goodman, visit http://craneium.net/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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