Although Anthony Cerniello’s video is an aging time lapse, it has to be the most seamless one we’ve seen. In about four minutes, you can tell the girl “Danielle” is growing, changing, but it’s ever so subtle.
“The idea was that something is happening but you can’t see it but you can feel it, like aging itself,” Cerniello wrote in the video’s description.
Check out the time-lapsed video for yourself:
Wondering how Cerniello put this together? PetaPixel has more on the process:
To create this effect, Cerniello first brought photographer Keith Sirchio to his friend Danielle’s family reunion last Thanksgiving. They took photos of just about everybody there with Sirchio’s Hasselblad, and then parsed through them to find the family members with the most similar bone structure.
Those final photos were then edited to look even more like the same person at different ages, after which animators Nathan Meier and Edmund Earle and Nuke artist George Cuddy animated the still photos to “morph” them from youngest to oldest in a way that looked as lifelike as possible.
PetaPixel also pointed out that this artistic piece is a bit different than Cerniello’s usual work, which includes music videos and commercials.