It took three springs for New York-based photographer and visual effects artist Jamie Scott to put together his latest timelapse, a four-minute piece of eye candy that tracks a series of blooming flowers.
He grew the flowers that appear in the film under a grow light in his house, which he also used as the light source for the video. He also managed to film plants blooming in Central Park while making the shots look seamlessly woven together. He could only shoot plants that were in season, so he had a short window of time to figure out how best to capture them. The flowers didn’t always bloom exactly how he expected, which made the process even more time consuming. In the end, he ended up with eight terabytes of footage that eventually became the short film.
For the viewer, it’s totally worth it. After you watch the timelapse below, read the whole account Scott gave to Fstoppers about how he made the video, because the whole process sounds crazy complicated.
Don’t miss out on his last viral timelapse hit, either. It’s called “Fall.”