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Tiny Planet: An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Oct 10, 2014 | 595 videos
Video by Jonas Ginter

Jonas Ginter is a German journalist with a knack for creative filmmaking. With the help of a 3-D printer—and a free template—he built a custom mount that holds six GoPro cameras at once. Each camera records from a different face of the cubed mount, which means that when all the footage is edited together, it shrinks the world down to a cartoonishly distorted time-lapse. The effect is especially great when Ginter tracks a car driving through city streets, as seen above in the above video, which he made for the juvenile goods company Cybex.

If you'd like to learn about Ginter's method, he wrote about it on his personal site. (Be aware: Unless you read German, you'll need to translate it.) To see other examples of these time-lapses, visit his Vimeo page.

Author: Chris Heller


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