“Slow Life” is a time-lapse clip by Daniel Stoupin, giving us a rare glimpse into the secret life of corals and sponges under high magnification.
“Slow Life” is a time-lapse clip created by Daniel Stoupin, a nature cinematographer, photographer, and artist based in Australia. Giving us a rare glimpse into the secret life of corals and sponges under high magnification.
Daniel says “These ecosystem-building representatives of marine fauna are in fact very mobile creatures whose motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours. Their world is absolutely captivating and hypnotizing, especially when viewed at high magnification.”
From a technical perspective Daniel’s gear included the Canon 7D and Canon 5D Mark III cameras in underwater housings. He used the Canon MP-E 65mm lens with a custom photomacrography rig for several shots. Lights included 3 different models of adjustable custom-spectrum lamps, they were needed to recreate natural underwater illumination. Several motorized stages including StackShot for focus stacking along with multiple computers to process thousands of 22+ Mpx RAW images and perform focus stacking.
The footage was edited in Sony Vegas, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Zerene Stacker and Helicon Focus. Music by: Atmostra III by Cedric Baravaglio, Jonathan Ochmann and Zdravko Djordjevic.