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Prepare To Have Your Perceptions Bent In This Optical Illusion Time-Lapse Film

Jeff Frost’s Flawed Symmetry of Prediction takes time-lapse videos to the next level.

by Kevin Holmes
Nov 6 2012, 3:41pm

Flawed Symmetry of Prediction from Jeff Frost on Vimeo.

It’s not like the world is short a few time-lapse videos, but Flawed Symmetry of Prediction by Jeff Frost ups the ante for the technique by combining time-lapse footage with optical illusions to create a spooky experimental film.

Shots of abandoned houses riddled with optical illusions are interspersed with shots of space and the American Midwest, alternating between day and night to create a sense of mystery as the desert landscapes turn into a surreal odyssey, while the music and changing perspectives add to the overall sense of uneasiness.

Here’s some background on how he did it:

I roam the deserts of California and Utah looking for abandoned structures. When I find a room that I like, I paint large scale optical illusions on the inside of it. I record this process with time-lapse photography.

Over 40,000 high resolution still images were shot for this film on my Canon 60D. Aside from painting supplies, the only other equipment I used was a borrowed tripod, and some pretty unconventional lighting. As post production goes, no graphics or CGI was used whatsoever.

[via Laughing Squid]


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