Friday, December 20, 2013

4th Grade - Christmas 12/2013 - Into the Atmosphere

Have you ever looked at the sky and just watched the clouds go by?

Have you watched the stars imagined the earth spinning?

Have you ever wanted to watch a sunset but dind't have the time?

Time lapse photography is a great way to see things in a way you haven't.

Your assignment...



Watch the time lapse video below and answer the questions underneath it.

What is time lapse you ask?
So, what exactly is Time Lapse?
According to Wikipedia, “Time-lapse photography is a cinematography technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that which will be used to play the sequence back. When replayed at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing.”
Generally, a video comprises of 24-30 frames of photos per second (called fps). At this rate, our eye is not able to identify the individual frames and we perceive them as a continuous stream of images. So when we watch a 3-minute video on YouTube, technically we have seen 24fps x 180 secs = 4320 frames or images. So, if you set the time-lapse recording for 4 seconds and record a 40-second video, the resulting time-lapse video will be of 10 seconds and thus time flies by, super fast.
In other words, why wait for 12 hours from sunrise to sunset, by using time-lapse, watch the sun set it in a matter of minutes.



Here is the video:


Here are your questions

  • What did you think about the video?
  • What did you see in the video? Describe some things that stood out to you?
    • Does time lapse give you a different perspective about what you were watching?
    • Any thoughts or comments about the idea of time lapse video/photography in general?

    Please post your answers to all 4 questions as a comment below. Remember, use full & complete sentences and check your spelling and grammar.


    Enjoy the video and have a great vacation!


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    Comments with last names will not be published! Please respond in full and complete sentences - double check your work before posting your comment. 

    118 comments:

    Stella.L said...

    I cannot do this homework beacause I am leaving this school and going to another school after break.

    Grace L. said...

    What I think about this video is space. It has a lot of pictures of stars and night time. It feels very mystical. I think this is a very impressive video. I see a lot of things in this video. I see sunsets. I see flowers I also see stars. Some things that stand out to me is when it changes setting. Like the mountains to the beach. Or a flower field to the sky. Now I have a different perspective on what I am watching. I think time lapse videos are amazing. It hows the difference between just shouting a video and time lapsing. To me time lapsing is much cooler.

    Solvej L said...

    Question # 1: I thought the video was absolutely beautiful! It was amazing, and it showed me even more how beautiful the world really is. I know the earth is absolutely stupendous already, but the video made me think it's more fantastic.
    Question # 2: I saw the sun rising, magnificent landscapes like the mountains, the beach, and more. One thing that stood out was that in one of the scenes there seemed to be 3 suns. I don't know what that was.
    Question # 3: Yes, I think time lapse does give me a different perspective of what I'm watching. In real life if you watched the sun rise and set, then it would be so slow that you couldn't notice some things, like the shadows crawling across the rocks and grass.
    Question # 4: I like the idea of time lapse because in my opinion it shows you the beauty of the world, or if it's a video of the city or a populated area, it can show you all around in about the amount of time it takes you to take a bath! (I'm not exactly sure about that) Time lapse could show you a day in a matter of minutes.

    Kiara.T said...

    yes,I have looked the sky go by they were pretty on the sunset.If the earth was spinning then the night will be short and day and the stars were moving like shiny sky.Yeah I didn't had time to do it so I maybe had watched the sunset like my favorite colors.the photography was cool is like showing the world what it looks like in the sunset/night even day.

    Annie M said...

    I think that the video was really cool and I liked it. I saw the ocean moving back and forth really quickly. I also think it was cool how it looked like the cloud was growing! It did not change my thoughts about time lapse and I have no other comment.

    Yasnil S. said...

    I think this video is really cool. I saw really interesting things in the video. What stood out to me the most was how the galaxy looked in the night sky. Time lapse does give me a different perspective about what I was watching. I think the time lapse is a really interesting subject and the video and photography is really cool in general.

    JackA said...

    I really liked the video. One of the things I liked about the video is that it looked like there were three stares (suns). That was really the only thing that I liked about the video. I think this video was really cool that they used time laps because you could see things like a sun seting wich you usualy can't see. Othink time laps is really cool in genaral because you can see stuf in 3 minites that can take years to see.

    Jeremiah C. said...


    -----Into The Atmosphere-----
    -What did you think about the video?

    -What did you see in the video
    I saw a lot of cloud movement/forming,deforming I like that they were able to speed things up wells lowing them down.

    -Describe some things that stood out to you?
    I liked some of the cloud forming and I really liked the lighting storm at 2:42.

    -Does time lapse give you a different perspective about what you were watching?
    Yes because if I were watching it in normal time it would not be has pretty and would just look like what you see every day.

    -Any thoughts or comments about the idea of time lapse video/photography in general?
    I really like time lapse because of how nice it is for those things to be sped up so much, and last year I watched the NASA ocean currents time lapse and really liked it!



    Mr. Casal said...

    Stella,
    Sorry to hear you are moving to a new school. Thanks for posting a comment though!

    Good luck in your new school. We'll be here if you ever want to stop in and say hello.

    Happy holidays!

    Caleb C. said...

    What I think about when I watch this video is the amazing Earth and how beautiful it can be!
    what I saw in the video was all the waves moving back and forth really fast like a normal time lapse. What really stood out to me was the music I thout it was very touching, also what stood out to me was all the land in the video and the sun rising in such a beautiful way. Time lapse does make the video different in my perspective im not really sure how maybe its because time moves faster. Other wise no i dont have any comments but that video was really touching.

    Amelia J said...

    I think this video is cool. I think this video is cool because it shows you what the atmosphere looks like in different parts of the world and shows you how beautiful the sky is. One thing that really stands out to me are the stars. They stand out to me because they are bright and shine down really strongly. Yes, I think the lapse does change things. If I were outside and watched the sun come up it would come up much slower. The shadows wouldn't show the way they would and you wouldn't get to see all the little details and what happens around that time very clearly. I like the lapse because of that. That is what I think of the atmosphere, video and lapse.

    Julian L. said...

    I thought that at the beginning it was great but it started to get a little confusing after the first clip because, the video kept switching to different clips. Other wise it was great.

    What I saw in the video is: stars, sunrise, sunset, waves crashing on the beach. One thing that stood out to me is,the dead tree with the stars and the sunrise over it. Another thing that stood out to me was the big rock with the strange rocks under it and the starts above it. I liked that the camera got closer to the big rock, because it had a cool effect.

    I think time lapse gives you a different perspective because, it makes what you are watching seem more mystifying then it actually is.

    I think time lapse is awesome and it should be everywhere.

    HandiR said...

    I really liked the video. I liked it because in the begging it shows space and allot of stars then it shows the sun rising. Time lapse doesn't give me perspective about what I am watching. I don't have any comments about the video the only thing I want to say is I like the video.

    Robert L. said...

    I thought that the video was very cool.
    In the video, I saw the sun and clouds in the sky, as well as stars at night. I also saw that as the sun rose, the sky changed into different colors. The colors of the horizon stood out to me because they were bright and they popped out from all the other colors of the picture.
    Time lapse gave me a different perspective of what I was watching because it showed me how the nature and scenery changes over a specific amount of time.
    Time lapse video can show you how fantastic our world actually is.

    Jacob Z. said...

    1. I enjoyed the video a lot.

    2. I saw clouds, rocks, and the sunset. The stars really stood to me because they looked pretty.

    3. Time lapse makes it easier to see the way sky changes because you can't sit and watch the sky for the whole day.

    4. I don't really know, but I would like to learn more about it.

    Maggie W. said...

    # 1: I thought the video was very educating. I think this because it showed me things that I never got to see like the stars.

    # 2: A few things that stood out to me were the night sky with all those stars. I like the stars because it reminds of when my family went to Camp Dudley. When it was night time I would just sit down and look up at the stars.

    # 3 I like watching things like that in slow motion because it is easier to catch the details.

    # 4 I like photography because when you see something you just have to take a picture of it and then you can remember it forever.

    Genesis W- M said...

    What did you think about the video?

    I thought that this short video was cool and all but I wish that there were words to tell you what was going on.


    What did you see in the video?

    I mostly saw the sky. The different effects of the sky changing during different times of the day.

    Describe some things that stood out to you?

    The different colours of the sky Also there was a part when there was a tree that had no leaves and the sky was filled with stars.


    Does time lapse give you a different perspective about what you were watching?

    Yes the video glued a different view of time laps in my brain. It made me a appreciate all that goes on around and above us that we rarely take the time to look at.

    Any thoughts or comments about the idea of time lapse video/photography in general?

    To be quite honest I do not have any thoughts about it, but I do appreciate video/photography and the fact that we do have the ability to see such great things.


    Aidan A said...

    I thought the video was awesome. I saw mostly sky but I also saw the sun and space. Some of the things that stood out were when the red in the sky met the blue in the sky also when they showed the arch and the space behind it. Yes it does because in 1 photograph nothing changes but in time lapse hings change.I think time lapse is beter than just looking at a bunch of photos because you can see changes.

    Sebastian. W said...

    I thought the video was wonderful! It had so many cool things in it. The stars and the galaxy really stood out. Also the sun rising at the end stood out too. I saw flowers and mountains. Time lapse gives me a different perspective about what I am watching. Time lapse is much faster than just shooting a video without time lapse. Time lapse is better, cooler and more interesting.

    Tess N.R. said...

    I thought the video was amazing! I didn't know earth could be so beautiful! I loved when the clouds grew and waves and sky moved. It gave me the perspective that time is longer then we think. It could teach us about nature; flowers blooming,trees growing, glaciers breaking,etc. Time lapse is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Joseph D said...

    I thought that the video was kinda cool, watching all the things in the video move with out hesitation. wwhat I saw in the video was time and space passing by without waiting. the things that stood out to me where, again time and space. time lapse does change my perspective about things, the way eveything moves, magnificent. And I do not have any commnets on th video but one question, how do you do that?.

    Angel S said...

    I thought that this video was awesome because watching the clouds move like waves but it got a little bit confusing because the clip kept switching.

    Esha C said...

    1.What did you think about the video?

    I thought that the video was beautiful. It showed me how time went by fast. I liked how Michel Shainblum showed the video in a short amount of time but showed how time went fast and what time lapse is.

    2.What did you see in the video?

    In the video I saw a lot of landscapes like sunsets, stars, beaches, clouds, mountains, rocks, trees, grass, and lots more. The things that stood out to me were the settings and the quick changes of the settings in the video.

    3.Does the time lapse give you a different perspective about what you were watching?

    Yes, the time lapse gives me a different perspective of what I was watching because if I were watching the video normally it wouldn't look the same, I couldn't see the small details, like the shadow of the sun or the sun setting which you cant really see well. Another perspective I have is that if I where watching it normally I would also take a long time to finish the video.

    4.Any thoughts or comments about the idea of the time lapse video/photography in general?

    I think the photography made the video beautiful but mostly I think the time lapsing made the video wonderful.

    RonaldoC. said...

    I think it was very pretty and got me in a better mood then I was and it was cool.I saw a ram and lots of clouds. The thing that standed out to me was ram. I like rams and it looked liked it was moving in the air.It does because you can see how the world and inviorment are going to chang.I think I have on I loved how the environment looks like the clouds and stars.

    Eve N. said...

    I thought that it was inspiring. It showed time passing and some weather. There was beatiful sunsets and the enviorment all around. There were mountains and storms. I now realize how the oceans constently move in and out more quicker and louder and how it just happens over and over again insted of the slow ocean we know of. I think that when they showed that video slower it helps you realize how the world really works.

    Gabrielle.M said...

    I thought that the video was really cool.I saw sunsets,clouds moving,there were pretty oceans,and storms.I liked how the clouds kept moving because it looked really awesome!I think they should have made it slower so you could see more of how everything was moving better.But otherwise it was cool.

    Jacob P said...

    I think this video is very unique. I saw a ram and that stood out to me the most because it was probably one of the main pictures.Yes time lapse gives me a different perspective about what I am watching.The video was extraordinary.It was extraordinary because the video had things you would not normally see.

    William L said...

    I thought the video was awesome. I liked it because the scenes were beautiful. I saw mountains and stars and a lot of cool stuff. What really stood out to me was the stars. It stood out because the stars were moving so quickly. Time lapse makes me think that things that are not alive, like a plant, are alive. I think that time lapse is cool.

    Ella N. said...

    I thought the video was very beautiful and peaceful. It shows very pretty landscapes that I've always wanted to see for my whole life. The video showed pretty views,too.

    One thing that really stood out to me was the sunrise at the end. I saw sunsets, clouds taking different shapes, mountains peeking out of clouds, wind mills spread out across some fields,ram figures, and valleys with beautiful flowers blooming.

    Time lapse gave me a different perspective of what I'm watching because I understand that time lapse made it possible for me to see all the views in a 3-4 minute video. It would take lots of time to see all the landscapes changing in the video without time lapse.

    I really like photography. It is interesting to me. My dad is a photographer. He likes to tell me about it.

    ElijahP said...

    I think the video is really interesting because the land forms are amazing. You don't see land forms like that everyday.
    The pictures are really good because the photographer zoomed in on every detail, even the details that don't matter.As time lapses, the color of the land forms change. For example, the color of the land form change from bright orange to dark orange. As the day changed from morning to night, the colors keep changing .That is why I like the video.

    Kristhalyn G said...

    What I thought about the video is that it is very cool and it was amazing. What stood out the most was the night skies and stars to me. The lapse dose give me a different perspective of what I was watching. I think the lapse is really interesting subject and the video and photography is really,really, cool in general.

    Eddie R. said...

    I think the video was very cool.I think it was in space because the title said "into the atmosphere" and also because there was a lot of space things.My perspective of the video didn't change at all so that's all I have to say.

    Claudia L. said...

    1) The video was very relaxing and calming, but also kind of sad.
    2) The video showed everything about the atmosphere without using words. I really liked the different sunsets and the different ways the camera can shoot the same thing in different ways.
    3) Time lapse makes it easier to understand what's happening, rather than regular video which is so slow.
    4) time lapse is really nice to watch. It made me appreciate our world.

    Adriel D. said...

    The video was great! Nature was moving fast just like you said. The Images also did not move too fast so you could not understand it. I could see the colors orange and yellow, while the sun is setting. When the music starts it feels like I am there and I can hear the wind. But it takes too long for the sun to set.
    All you can see is nature and the sun setting. Something that stood out to me was when the clouds moved so fast around a thing that looked like a campfire. It looked like Spinjitzu. Time lapse do give you different points of view. Like when they showed you the sun setting. I never knew time move by so quickly. I have one question, why does time lapse have to be fast? This is my piece about time lapse. The photographer took really nice pictures. It was really artistic.

    Cooper G. said...

    I think the video was awesome! It was like colors swallowed up the sky! One thing I saw was the colors in the sky. It's like there's one color but then it gets swallowed up by a different color. It does give a different perspective of what I'm watching. It fastened a day into 1 minute. If I had to watch that video in real life, I'd fall asleep before night of the first day. I don't think I have any questions.

    Aiden N. said...

    Aiden N.

    What I think about the video is that I like how they show the Atmosphere with out using words. The video was neat because of how they showed the star and sun. What I saw was The Galaxy and the stars,DARK SKY, mother nature. rocks and clouds, .The thing that stood out to me was the sunset because it was in MOST of the time lapse video. The time lapse video gave me a different perspective because it showed the atmosphere in slow motion. The time lapse video/photography was cool because it showed how everything was put together at one time and it move in order to show the atmosphere in motion.

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    Otto S. said...

    After watching this video about Earth, I realized how beautiful it can be! I saw the red clouds come and go. I saw the magnificent space. I saw the waves go up and down the beaches and rocks. What really stood out to me was the touching music. The time lapse does make the video and my perspective different, but I'm not sure how. Time lapse does make videos go faster, so it might be that. Other wise (no), I don't have any other comments, but the video was very touching.

    KayleenC said...

    #1 What I think about the video is that the clouds are puffy and it looks like a bunch sticking together. But I like the video because it is awesome because in the video you could see the stars and the sunset go down. Also you could see the sunset going up. I also like the part of video when it began with the water flowing. What I think about the video is sea. It was cool when I saw the mountains with clouds. I also like that the trees they were so tall. I also like the part when two trees were together. Also when the sunset goes down it looks awesome because the clouds are passing by and also saw a shooting star. I also like when the land covered the grass. I also saw a city that had clouds but light was coming out from the clouds.

    #2 In the video I saw so many things like stars ,land ,lots of cloud ,mountains ,trees ,flower ,a little thunder , &shooting star. I also saw water , rock , waves , grass ,the sky , a gate around a big thing ,& branches. I also saw water going down fast , sand , water passing through the rocks , different kinds of clouds bright, different kind of land with grass on it, windmill with lights on it.
    #3 When I first didn't watch the video I didn't understand what atmosphere mean so I looked it up in the dictionary. I asked my sister if she can explain what atmosphere mean. I understood what atmosphere means. The video and the dictionary help me to understand what atmosphere means.
    #4 My comment is that I like the video but I wish that the video was a little bit slower because if a person sees it they don't to see it fast so maybe if you want my suggestion. I think that the idea was a great idea about atmosphere because if one day you class is learning about that then you can remember what you wrote in fourth grade. I also like the photography picture it looks awesome.

    Mya H said...

    What I really like about the video is when they showed the stars. I saw the lightning behind the clouds and I saw the purple haze and I saw Galaxy and the stars and clouds were speeding up. What stood out were, the sunset was beginning to set. The time lapse showed me when the atmosphere was in slow motion. I would like to get into the video/photography when I grew up.

    Daniel S.-H. said...

    The video reminds me to think about the outside world and how it can be beautiful. It has many pictures of stars and nighttime. It feels very mystical. It also looks very beautiful. I think this is a very impressive video. I see many things in this video. I see sunsets, flowers, space, mountains, shooting stars, the sky, clouds, rocks, the ocean, the sun, landscape, plants, trees, a plateau, a space station, logs, bushes, branches, moss, stone, electricity, lightning, windmills, fences, the atmosphere, rams, an eclipse, stars and credits.
    The things that stood out to me are when the video changes setting. Like the mountains to the beach. Or a flower field to the sky. Or even the desert changing back to the mountains. Time-lapse gives me a different perspective on what I am watching. "Into the Atmosphere" and all the other time-lapse videos are amazing. It is the difference between just shooting a video and time lapsing. To me time lapsing is way cooler. It lets you see nature in a way you could not see it before.

    MonicaW said...

    # 1: I think the video was relaxing, beautiful because of the views of nature
    # 2: I noticed stars glowing in the night, the ocean bursting out waves going back and forth. Everything was nature. There was grassy hills and fields.
    #3: The time lapse gives me a different perspective of what I was watching. Its like that because you wouldn't be able to see small details if it wasn't in slow motion
    #4: One thought I have about the photography is that it should of been slowed down a little bit more to SEE all of the details

    Ysabel P said...

    1: it was awesome because there were so many beautiful
    Pictures/images.
    2. I saw the clouds moving and they looked like big bush smoke in the sky.
    3: what really stood out to me was the sky and the colors because it was so pretty
    4:it would be cool to be a photograph person cause you could see so many things.

    Laura DL. said...

    #1:I think this video was very beautiful and relaxing,I think that the music was a great add on to the video because it really fits into the landscape and captures an amazing calmness and beautiful essence.

    #2: What really stood out to me was the sky. It stood out to me because it was always changing. For example, when it turned from a dark pink to a blazing black sky with twinkling stars I thought that moment was very captivating.

    #3: Yes, it does to me because in time lapse I can see many things nature has to offer but all in motion and I think that is very beautiful.

    #4: I think time lapse is very beautiful and captivating in many ways, I think it is very important because you get to see things from a different point of view than you do with the naked eye.

    MatthewW said...

    I think this video was really cool. Also, the music was awesome. In the video I saw lots of beaches, mountains and clouds. One thing that stood out to me was that at one point in the video it looked like three suns were setting. Time lapse did give me a different perspective on the video. If it wasn't time lapse it would have taken days to watch and would have driven me insane. I think stop motion animation is really cool. Stop motion animation is when you move something slowly and speed the frames up until it looks normal.

    Ella. F said...

    i thought the video was great. I felt like i was there at a sunset even though i actually was not there.i liked the part inthe video where the sun was setting.it really stood out to me because i have never in person see the sun set. And i thought that the time lapse did make a difference in the video because if it was`nt it would take for ever to watch and that would be boring.also i did not have any thoughts or comments really.

    Elijah F. said...

    What did you think about the video?
    I think the video had a lot of beautiful pictures, I have never seen the world like that ever before!

    What did you see in the video? Describe some things that stood out to you?
    I saw the most magnificent star view/sunsets ever presented to me!


    Does time lapse give you a different perspective about what you were watching?
    Time lapse photography makes the world seem better and unrealistic in a good way!

    Any thoughts or comments about the idea of time lapse video/photography in general?
    I have to say, I want to try that out so badly!

    Gavink said...

    #1 I thought the video was peaceful because there was no harm done to anyone. Toward the middle it was getting less and less peaceful because a lot of harm was done to a small village by lightning strikes
    #2 What I saw in the video was peace and harmony in the beginning but in the middle I saw darkness and death.
    #3 What really stood out to me was the sun rising,the water splashing against the rock, and the tornadoes.
    #4 Time laps change me because in reality the sun and clouds don't move that fast. Seeing the sun in fast motion you can't really capture the moment.
    #5 I think that the time laps was cool and I also think it is making fun of reality.

    Wright T said...

    Wright , T .
    When I look at the clouds and the sky I think of,
    The Earth and how it was made. I also think of the center of the Earth and what it looks like,
    And then I start making pictures in my head about the Earth.
    When I think of the Earth I think of,
    Relaxation and stuff like that.
    In conclusion I think the Earth is pretty interesting. In the video the horizon and the sunset were very pretty! The colors were nice ,orange and reddish colors.

    Julian C. said...

    1. I think this video is good because it takes place all over the world and it took tons of effort to make it so I appreciate it

    2. I saw tons of structures and lifeforms and natural things. A thing that stood out was the clouds because when they moved fast it looked really cool.

    3. Yes, it is a different perspective when you look at it really fast, because it is through over time.

    Ishan B said...

    I thought that the time-lapse was really, really cool and beautiful. I saw a bunch of clouds, waves, rocks and stars. Pretty much every thing stood out to me because I want to be an explorer when I grow up. The music just helped the video be better and made everything seem fuller and bigger. I noticed that the waves were moving faster than the sky. It was a super cool video and I hope I see many of those things in real life.

    Sabine G said...

    I thought the video was amazing. It was absolutely beautiful. Watching a sunset is already amazing, but watching one like this was even better. Something that stood out to me is how the clouds moved in the video, how they grow and explode. time lapse let me look at these clouds in a different way. Normally when I look at clouds they move horizontally, in the time lapse video they looked more like an explosion. But I have no real thoughts on the idea of time lapse, or photography itself.

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    CamilaM said...

    I thought the video was great because of all the nature there was. In the video I saw many different landscapes, but they all had one thing in common; none of the landscapes had anything man-made. No, time lapse does not give me a different perspective of what I was watching. I don't have any thoughts or comments about the idea of time lapse/ video photography.

    Andrew.J said...

    What I thought about this video is how live was made. I also thought about how be beautiful the sunset can be.What stood out to me is that when I saw the sun rising. It look like a bright and beautiful spaceship going in the sky.The time laps does a lot to me.I only one comment that is why where there floating animals?

    Bruno N.R. said...

    I liked the photography in Into The Atmosphere, although I didn't like the concept of time speeding up because it was strange.

    I liked how the clouds were rippling against the sky, but I didn't like how it looked artificial when the waves lapped against the shore.

    Time lapse does not give me a different perspective because everyday things are happening, just with time sped up.

    Time lapse can be good for entertainment, and it can also be good for people to learn about natural things like sunsets.





















































    Nora C. said...

    I thought that the video was really cool, and I thought about how amazing the world actually is. I also thought about how fast time was seeming to move in the video.

    In the video I saw lots of parts in the night with the sky FULL of stars, and other parts there was the sun coming up and going down really fast. Other parts were clouds looking like explosions. One part that stood out to me was a part with all the stars in the night sky and then the shape of two billy goats or something.

    The time lapse part (I know that was all of the video) was really cool, but it didn't change my perspective on what I was watching.

    I think time lapse is really cool and I think that time lapse is taking pictures at a slower pace and stringing them together to make a video except that the gaps in between create the illusion that time is moving faster. Me and my friend Mabel were working on a flip-book video on iMovie before we left for break and I think that is a perfect example of this.

    Sophia K said...

    I thought that the time-lapse video was really cool. It seemed like the clouds were getting smaller and bigger in a matter of seconds. There was so much nature and beauty, all in about 4 minutes! Time-lapse gave me a different perspective on everything. I wish I could learn how to do time-lapse photography!

    ClareR. said...

    1#I thought the video was amazing!
    2#I saw a lot of nature like trees and the ocean. What stood out to me was the sunset and the sky.
    3#I always saw the earth like I saw it in the video.
    4#I think the whole video was absolutely awesome!

    Amelia R. said...

    I thought the video was inspiring to writers because writers can write off the images, and also it can help build imagination. In the video I saw many different landscapes. I saw the ocean and space and lots of nature. One thing that stood out was when there was puff of clouds that covered the land and the sky. Time lapse does give a different perspective about what we were watching because, when a flower blooms it happens really slow but when it blooms in time lapse you can see the magic. I think time lapse is really cool.

    Josh C. said...

    I thought the video was really cool. The thing that stood out to me the most was probably the bugs on one of the beaches, they looked like little dots dancing around. I also found the sculptures of rams pretty interesting and the music made it sound very dramatic. If I watch a sunset at normal speed, I see it as a normal thing that nature does,(Which it is) but when I see it in time lapse it's like "Wow, how does that work?!" because when you watch it going really fast it appears really quickly and it looks really amazing and, in a way, exciting. I really like the idea of time lapse. I hope we have more assignments on watching time lapse videos.

    Stella M. said...

    I really enjoyed the video. I saw a sunset and clouds moving really fast. The clouds stood out to me because they looked like volcanoes erupting.
    Time lapse gives me a different perspective because I get to see things happen quickly that would usually take a long time.
    I wish to do time lapse someday.I would like to do a bee taking pollen from a flower.

    Calvin R said...

    I thought that the atmosphere and our earth is a beautiful place and I am happy to live on it.
    I saw tons of stars, clouds, and lights. What stood out to me the most was all the colors. There was orange, yellow, white, and a whole bunch of other colors.
    To me, time lapse makes things more beautiful. Seeing things at normal speed is boring, and seeing them flip by like an animation is just better and more beautiful.
    My comment is that space is amazing and we have so much more to explore.

    Elizabeth M. said...

    1) I thought this video was beautiful, majestic and breath taking. The colors where out of this world! It was so amazing and shocking, not what I was expecting at all.

    2) What stood out to me was the clouds! They where outstanding. I loved that it looked like smoke covering another universe.

    3) The time laps changed my whole perspective of the video. If it was not in time laps it wouldn't have gave me interest.

    4) I love time laps it is my favorite type of video editing because its cool and I love all the steps look like one motion.

    Erik N said...

    I think the video was amazing. The thing that stood out to me most was the clouds, they looked like big wooly blankets. I think time lapse helps you get a better picture of your surroundings because it shows you what happens over time in seconds so you don't have to stare at something for around three hours. Time lapse is very use full in nature movies because you can show how the plant grows in a short time instead of taking 4 seasons.

    Gio L. said...

    I thought the video was really cool. I saw the sunset turning pink and red. Something that stood out to me was the lighting in the clouds because it was just flashing not lighting bolts. It was really exciting. In lapse time I am able to see every second of the atmosphere moving, clouds traveling, stars flying and water ripping, but in real time i would miss a lot of what happens everyday. I think the idea of time lapse is amazing because you see a day in three minutes which teaches us a lot of things.

    Nolan M said...

    I think the video was really cool. I think that it was cool how you could see the day go by really fast because the day goes by very slow. I saw stars shoot across the sky. Stars don't usually do that. I saw people on the beach walk in fast motion. Without time lapse we would be watching things move slowly for hours. But with time lapse we can see things sped up and that makes us think of how fast time can go. With time lapse you can see things you would have never noticed before. I have been in a time lapse video before. In time lapse you take a picture and stop and then take another picture and in the end you have a video. The difference between a slideshow and a time lapse is a slideshow shows real time and a time lapse shows time sped up.

    Nicholas M said...

    The video was interesting. Things that stood out were clouds,rocks,water,stars,sun,the color of the sky,trees,mountains, and the thunderstorm. The thunderstorm was the thing that stood out the most to me because of the details of the clouds and the shadows. The time lapse of the thunderstorm was dramatic!

    Time lapse does give me a different perspective of what I was watching. For example, the sunset was faster than sunsets I usually see. Also, my perspective of the clouds was different because the clouds went by fast.

    I think time lapse photography and videos would be useful in my life because I could count the hours or minutes when I do chores, when I do homework, when I play video games, when I play board games, when I go to the park, when I eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and when I sleep.

    Kingston H said...

    The video was great with time lapse. It made everything look so beautiful. I saw nature growing with a time lapse so the video was not 3 years long. When the video got to the part with those satellites I got confused because everything else I saw was nature. When the tree was growing It really popped out because there was a day and night cycle. Time lapse did not give me a different perspective except that it was a shorter video and not as long as it was supposed to be. Time Lapse make long videos easier to watch. I have seen time lapse on youtube and it makes everything easier for the watchers.

    DovA said...

    I enjoyed the video because it was interesting being able to see 48 hours of video in 3 minutes, and you could actually see it happening. In the video I saw the process of a day laid out before me. What really stood out about for me are the shots, the angles, and how they captured the sun, the stars, the clouds, etc etc. I think time lapse gives a new edge to things. I like the idea of time lapse photography. It's fun and interesting and also gives you the ability to see things that you can't see with the naked eye. I think it is cool!

    WesleyC said...

    I thought the video was beautiful. Most of the things in this video stood out to me. The skies- all of the skies were beautiful. The goats I first thought were real, but they weren't moving at all. I was really glad that this video was time lapse because it looked liked the video was going through many days. If the video wasn't time lapse, the video would have been many many hours long. The video would have been really boring.

    BeatriceD said...

    1. The video was cool.
    2. I saw the night sky. I also saw sunrises, sunsets and storms. The stars and shooting stars stood out for me because I don't see them a lot.
    3. Time lapse gives me a different perspective because time goes faster.
    4. I like the time lapse it makes it look good. Without it the video would be very long.

    David G. said...

    I think this video was nice.I liked it becuase everything looked so real,like if i was there watching them move and stuff.the cloudes stood out a lot.I like how the clouds move it's just so relaxing looking at them.Well actually time lapse does give me a different perspective.It does becuase time goes by quicker in my opinion.Time lapse is a really cool thing.

    Lauren S. said...

    I think the video was beautiful. In the video I saw goats, flowers, mountains, and the sky. Some things that stood out to me was when the setting was changing it was really beautiful another thing that stood out to me was that in the video there was a part that had a lot of stars which reminded me of space. If there wasn't time lapse in this video it will be boring and also the video would of taken a long time to finish it would've taken like two days or even couple of hours.

    Kai B said...

    I think that video was very cool. What stood out to me the most was how the clouds were spinning all around. The video does give me a different perspective. I can see how much more is going on in the sky. I think that animals are amazing and we should discover more about them.

    Ganden F said...

    I thought the video was great. I saw lots of waves and clouds. It was very scenic.The clouds looked like waves stood out to me. I thought clouds floated randomly. I liked the idea about this video.

    LucindaL said...

    I thought the video was super cool. I do have time to look outside and see the sky but lately there has not been much sun it has been very cloudy.

    Nathan F. said...

    My favorite part of the video were the stars. They were moving so fast!

    In this time lapse video I saw the stars,the clouds,the water,and the Milky Way.They were all moving very fast.

    I used to think that the stars stay still but they really move. Actually,the Earth moves.

    The video helps me understand about the stars because you can see them move.

    Jared S. said...

    I thought that the video was very nice. The things that I saw in the video were shooting stars, stars, the ocean, and a lot of sunsets. Yes. Time lapse gives me a whole different perspective about what I was watching. I think that time lapse can help children understand the earth better because kids don't really understand the world that good.

    Maggie M. said...

    I thought that the video was extremely pretty and cool. I loved the way that the clouds moved. They really stood out to me. I saw lots of things including mountains, flowers, water, and logs/trees. I think that the whole idea of a time lapse video is very smart because the viewer can see things ( like a sunrise) that would normally take a very long time but is now just a matter of minutes.

    Gordon C. said...

    I thought the video was really amazing how it showed a lot of different pictures of the night sky.
    What I saw that really stood out to me was the shooting stars in the sky. They looked like laser beams to me at first.
    Time lapse gave me a different perspective by looking at things go much faster than they really go. I do not have any comments or thoughts about the video.

    Jackson .B said...

    I thought the movie was great. It showed that the world was more beautiful than it is in our perspective as humans. One thing that really stood out to me was the clouds. I like how they went one way then suddenly changed directions and then they turned into a whirlpool of clouds. I think that time lapse is great but after you watch like five time lapse videos it might get a bit nauseating because the images go by so fast.

    Ernest B. said...

    Ernest B said:

    1.I thought the video was awesome.
    2.The video had a lot of night I saw a few rocks and stars too.
    3.I think the time lapse doesn't give me a different perspective because life and time lapse are the same thing, but life goes slower.
    4.I liked the idea of time lapse because it has so much beautiful sky.

    Haskell A. said...

    I thought the video was pretty cool. I thought that because it showed cool landscapes. Some things that stood out to me were the big arch made out of dirt, the small waves, and the night sky filled with stars. Yes, time lapse gave me a different perspective about what I was watching because the scenery moved very fast. I think the idea of time laps is pretty cool because you don't have to wait for sunset.

    Amjad R. said...

    I really liked the video. In the video I saw stars and rocks. What stood out to me the most was the sunsets and the change of all the settings. Before I watched the video I had a different idea of what the time lapse was. I think that time lapse videos are awesome and that I would like to learn more about it.

    Elliot H said...

    I thought the video was good. Well I saw some shooting stars,fast clouds and the sunset, and what stood out for me was the water hitting the rocks and the windmills. No the lapse didn't give me a different perspective.
    No I don't have any comments about the idea of time lapse video/photography.

    Emmanuel R. said...

    1. I think the video was fascinating.

    2. I believe I saw the constellation Aries. The thing that stood out to me was the sky, the sunset really wowed me.

    3. I don't really think that the video gives me a different perspective about what I was watching, I like stargazing.

    4. I have no comments and/or reports

    Isabella B said...

    #1:When I looked at the video, it made me see nature in a new and faster level.
    #2:In the video I saw stars, the sky, a field of flowers, mountains, rocks, the sea, trees, and lightning. The things that stood out to me was the night sky with stars and the mountains to the beach.
    #3:Time lapse gave me a huge perspective of how you would see this in time lapse or real life. Time lapse shows you the shadows creeping and the sun rising and setting. But in real life this is very slow you barley notice it!
    #4:This video shows me nature in time lapse and shows it to me like zooming pass nature but taking it all in. The sun coming up and down, the sea and sky passing so quickly! It is amazing how time lapse shows you things you can't see normally!

    HazelB said...

    I think the video is spectacular! Also when I watch this video I think of life. I think about that how this world and our lives were made of a bang! All this nature and beauty, was not man made. One thing that stood out to me were the clouds. To know that is water, is amazing! They move in such a graceful way. Time lapse does not give me a different perspective because time lapse is just life in a faster speed. Time lapse is a good thing to use if you were trying to make a graceful, and lovely video. On the other hand, if you were make a video for fun, just use a phone or tablet.

    LouisaH said...

    I thought the video was very beautiful and cool. I saw clouds moving, the sun setting, and the stars moving.The parts where the they showed the tides coming in and going out stood out to me a lot.Time lapse did give me a different perspective. It was very interesting to see the sun set in a matter of seconds. In general, I think time lapse rocks.

    Nicholas.S said...

    1.I thought the video was cool
    2.what stood out to me was the night sky the way it lights up happens in the country
    3.time lapse gives me a different perspective because in life you dont get to see all the things in the video
    4.I liked the idea of time lapse because it messes with a ordinary video and and slow motion

    Jack W said...

    I loved the video. What stood out to me was the part when the sun came out. It was so bright. Another thing that stood out was the pink, orange, and blue sky. Yes time lapse did give me a different perspective. This video reminded me of the nature show called North America when the clouds went over the mountains.

    Isabella S. said...

    I thought the video was cool. I thought the stars were awesome. The ocean was cool because the waves were going over each other.I saw stars,clouds,ocean,milky way,plants,and sunsets.The glowing stars stood out to me. The bright blue ocean stood out to me. Now I have a different perspective of what I'm watching. It was an amazing video.

    Margo V. said...

    In my opinion the video and the things in it are beautiful. I think that the sunsets were amazing, but the waves went too fast for my taste.time lapse does not give me a different perspective on things. I like time lapse because it helps you notice interesting things.

    Jasmine D. said...

    1. The video showed the earth to be a very pretty place.
    2. I saw millions of stars in the sky and some shooting stars. I also saw clouds that looked like waves. The sunsets were awesome.
    3. We got to see how clouds are formed, the sun rising quickly and the stars move in the sky. I had never seen that before.
    4. Yes, I like this type of video. It's one of the greatest videos I have ever seen.

    Mohammad I. said...

    This Video was awesome! I saw that the ocean was waving fast, the sun goes down and comes back, and the sky was also move fast. The lapse time was a good idea because the ocean and the sky are beautiful.

    Sophia E said...

    I thought the video was great because it showed the sky in different colors and it showed beautiful landscapes. I saw a lot of different colored skies and I saw the sea over the sun and it looked beautiful. I also saw amazing and stupendous landscapes like high mountains and gorges beaches. I think this video really made me look at the world in a new way. Time lapse gives me a different perspective about what I'm watching because in real life clouds wouldn't move that fast but with time lapse you can speed things up on a video. I like time lapse because if you want to speed something up you can do it with time lapse without waiting a long time. Example: `In the video the clouds moved faster than in real life.

    WyattR said...


    1.I think the video was cool.
    2.I think that that the parts that showed the ocean and the parts with the huge clouds that looked like explosions stood out to me.
    3.I think that since it was in a time lapse made it more interesting since without a time lapse all the clouds would be moving so slow and it would be boring.
    4.I think that time lapses in general are cool because you can see like 30 minutes in barely 1 minute.

    Taylor M. said...

    1. I tought that the video was meaningful and had a point.
    2. I saw sunsets and shooting stars. The clouds stood out to me because they rumbuled and they were colorful.
    3. Yes time lapse does give me a perspective because of time change of how the sun comes up and how it sets.
    4. The video was great and had alot of cool photos.

    Ella O said...


    Question #I thought the video was very cool and beautiful to look at. You could see time pass before your eyes and this allows you to notice the details. You could see the clouds, nights sky and it was really beautiful.

    Question #2 I saw many things but what stood out the most was the clouds rolling by as the sun came out. The waves moving back and forth with the tide was awesome.

    Question #3 Time lapse makes you realize and visualize things that are happening
    that you might not have noticed before.

    Question #4 Time lapse photography is interesting and I like the way things look. I never knew about time lapsed photography before and I think I will look into this type of videos in the future.

    Carlos L. said...

    1. It was really interesting and i never saw clouds change color from day to night.
    2. I saw clouds changing colors. The clouds were the the thing that stood out to me.
    3. Yes, because i thought the clouds were only white smoke.

    Erick.M said...

    I thought the video was amazing and beautiful. In the video the lightning, mountains, oceans, and the mixtures of orange and yellow in the sunset all stood out to me. Time lapse gives me a different perspective of what I am watching because in real life during a sunset or sunrise I would not be able to see the small details like the way the clouds move. I think that time lapse is cool because it takes less time to watch, but you can still see the beauty of the nature.

    ClareR. said...

    I thought the video was amazing! I saw trees and a lot of nature. What stood out to me was the sky because it made me realize.'Wow, our world is beautiful!
    I thought the video was awesome! Time lapse does not give me a perspective on what I was watching.

    QiesM said...

    I think the video was very nice because it tells you whats out in the world that you cant see.I saw all things that are out in the world.The time lapse changed me because in reality the sun and clouds don't move that fast.Seeing the sun in fast motion you cant really capture the moment.My comment is the video was very interesting because it tells you whats out in the world.

    FelixG said...

    1. I thought that the video was great with all of the clips with the milky way those were my favorits.

    2. What stood out to me was all of the colerful clouds and the milky way.

    3. I like the time laps camra how it s so fast and beutiful.

    Sylvie G said...

    I thought the movie was really cool. Everything it showed was really beautiful. One thing that stood out to me was hows when you saw clouds they looked really close down and 3D. Also I thought it was really cool to actually see the sun rise in speeded time. Time lapse does give me a different prospective while I'm watching the video because time lapse
    photography shows the motion of things you wouldn't see moving because they move so slowly. This video makes me want to do time lapse.

    Henry E. said...

    I did not love the video. However, there were some parts that stood out to me.1 part was the part with the smoking cloud-like things. The other part that stood out to me was the part where you see the night sky and dead tree.
    I did not really think the experience of time lapse changed the way I thought about things.
    I don't have anything else to say about time lapse.

    Chloe P. said...

    I thought the video was beautiful with all the clouds and everything. I liked it in time lapse form because I'm not used to seeing the clouds go by so quickly so it was exciting for me. lso like time lapse videos in general because they're exciting. I saw some sunsets, the clouds and the stars in their natural habitat. Some things that stood out to me were soothing music and the clouds because they moved so quickly, and yes watching that video in time lapse made the movie seem more beautiful and exciting. Well now it is time for my comment to come to an end so I hope you had a wonderful holiday vacation. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

    ThomasA. said...

    I thought the video was really cool and relaxing. One thing that stood out to me was the sunset because it was so relaxing and it looked like the sky was going to explode...but in a good way. Another thing thing that stood out was the stars and universe and the milky way galaxy. I like time lapse photography it doesn't look that cool but if you fast forward in time and it looks cool as you see time passing so fast.

    Astrid G said...

    The video blew my mind once I saw the lightnig and clouds togetther at 2:42.

    2.What did you see in the video?Discribe some things that stood out to you.
    The things I saw in the video was beaches,rocks,the sun,water,and clouds.The things that stood out to me was the milky way becauseit was really relaxing.I was calm.

    3.Did the time lapse give you a different perspective about what you are watching?
    Yes,the time lapse make me think about speed.Cause we can't be able to do fast fowerd everyday

    4.Any coments about the video?
    Just 1.I love the fact that it is so incriedibly bueatuiful.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!

    Lucero R said...

    I thought the video was beautiful. It was relaxing. What stood out to me was the scenes of the shores.How they hit the rocks, pushed the sand. It brought out natures beauty. I think time lapse is very cool. It's interesting.

    Amelia Z. said...

    1.I thought the video was interesting and showed a lot of information.
    2.I saw amazing scenes of nature that captured time span and movement.
    3.It does because now I know that every movement actors make in movies is broken up into separate image frames.
    4.No. There are no questions.

    Omar P. said...

    I thought this video was awesome, especially the part where the sky turned orange.Yes time lapse videos make me see nature from a whole new perspective. What really stood out to me was the part where the rams were rearing up on their hind legs. Time lapse videos let you see what nature really is.

    Omar P. said...

    I thought the video was very beautiful.what really stood out to me was the part when the Rams were really up on their hind legs time lapse videos let you see what you wouldn't see everyday this video made me appreciate nature .It made me see nature from a whole new perspective

    Amarya LM said...

    I think the video is really interesting and impressive.I saw a lot of things that i really have not thought of in the past. Things that stood out to me were all the things bringing out the love a soothingness of nature.Time lapse does give me a different perspective. I really don't know how to get all of those beautiful natural performances on camera. Also, i wonder what emotions Michael Shainblum was going through when seeing all those beautiful nature scenes happen in real life. It must have been pretty intense. And that is what I think about this awesome time lapse video.

    DanielT. said...

    I thought the video was cool. I liked the images a lot. The things that stood out to me were the galaxy and the stars. Time lapse gave me a different perspective because I could see the whole sun rise and set in a few minutes.

    Leola B. said...

    I think this video is cool. What stood out to me was the beautiful clouds because it was almost like somebody painted the them . The glittery stars also stood out to me. When I grow up I want to make a time lapse video because they are so beautiful.

    Jane C said...

    I think that this time laps is extrordinary. The things that really stood out to me were the clouds and the water.It was so interesting how the clouds grew and shrank all in 10 seconds! The water reminded me of a frog's tounge lapping up bugs really quikly. Although the video was amazing it didn't change my thinking about anything.

    Zara J said...

    The cinematography made the sky look like the universe was in my reach. My favorite part was when the blue sky turned into sunset. The sun made me realize the time lapse because it takes hours for it to rise but in the video, it took seconds. My question is: what did the black rams represent?