In this time-lapse of Rio de Janeiro, shown during session 1 of TEDGlobal 2014, waves lap the shore of Copacabana Beach with a beautiful rhythm, and clothes on a line flap in the breeze in a favela. Meanwhile, steam dances off a waterfall, and ships pirouette through the city’s harbor. Below, we asked its creator, Joe Capra of Scientifantastic, a few questions.
How did you get interested in time-lapse?
I’d done regular photography for a long time. One day, I was looking around online and saw a time-lapse video by Tom Lowe, who was one of the first to do nighttime Milky Way time-lapses. It just blew me away. I thought, “That’s amazing. I want to go do that.” So I did some research. He had a forum that people would go to and share information on how to do time-lapses, because it was still very new then. I decided…
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