Bad Astronomy

Behind the time lapse camera

Randy Halverson is a photographer who makes lovely time lapse videos of the sky (like Tempest and Orion and Sub Zero). I love these videos, with their dramatic music and compelling depiction of the moving night sky… but what’s it look like behind the scenes?

Randy just put up a short clip from an upcoming release, showing what it looks like to stand behind the camera while it’s shooting one of these videos:

It’s a time lapse of a time lapse! Welcome to Inception.

Tip o’ the lens cap to Randy Halverson on Google+