We’ve all seen time lapse progressions in movies. It could be an alien hit with a laser gun disintegrating layer by layer into dust, or a human aging in seconds, or a building being constructed. If it’s done old school, the transition is rapid, with obvious jumps as one prop is blurred into the next. Or, the effect is fuzzy or blurred due to limited CGI capabilities. Sometimes, a film maker might cut away from an actor, and then flip back. Et voi’la, more aging make-up and prosthetics have suddenly appeared.
Film maker Anthony Cerniello has taken us to the next level, and if you think you’ve seen a time-lapse aging video before, you haven’t seen anything like this. An idea grew out of his taking pictures of several family members at a friend’s Thanksgiving family reunion. Using photos of family members with the strongest resemblance, and with the help of a team of digital artists, Cerniello combined the images into a time-lapse video so refined it redefines the art.
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