Timelapse: One Year in a Forest's Life

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Filmmaker Samuel Orr spent a few years living in a forest while making nature documentaries for PBS. As an experiment, he made a timelapse movie for a year by pointing a camera out his front window. The result is spectacular, with certain moments (for me, the rush of spring) appearing and disappearing with startling ferocity. Make this fullscreen and enjoy:

a Forest Year from motionkicker on Vimeo.

You can read Orr's account of how this was made using an obsolete camera and a lot of patience. Orr is now working on a full-length documentary about cicadas that I wrote about last year.