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Some Awesome Macro Time-lapse Videos by Kim Pimmel

Posted on August 30, 2011 in Photography

Some Awesome Macro Time-lapse Videos by Kim Pimmel

Normally, when you look at a time-lapse video, it’s usually on a building, river, street, Milky Way, stars… pretty much anything landscape, astronomy or architecture. These videos, they have a completely different point of view: it’s macro. How cool is that?!

When I first started out in photography, macro was always my number one interest. In fact, it still is. When I saw these videos, I was quickly amazed of how simple yet elegant the concept is. Plus, the details of each single frames are quite impressive. Check them out.

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I combined everyday soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid to create an eerie tale, using macro lenses and time lapse techniques. Black ferrofluid and dye race through bubble structures, drawn through by the invisible forces of capillary action and magnetism.

Time-lapse sequences: Nikon D90, Nikkor 60mm macro lens and custom built intervalometer.
Motion-control: Arduino driven scanner platform and mirror rigs
Score: Ableton Live

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Ferrous printer toner particles floating on the surface of water are attracted by a magnet and align to the invisible magnetic field around them. The patterns and motions that result are strangely ordered and organized.

Time-lapse sequences were created from individual photos shot with a Nikon D90, DIY macro lens and custom intervalometer. Edited with Adobe Premiere.

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