Reid Gower Spends 6 Months Filming Timelapse
In case you haven’t heard the name Reid Gower before, he’s the Canadian guy who started making ad campaigns to promote NASA because they can’t actually spend taxpayer money to do it themselves. He just released a timelapse that he spent 6 months working on, titled Natural Phenomena, and it’s got a few interesting twists that others haven’t had until now.
Gower says, “Humans are part of the natural order. We’re risen apes that acquired language and learned to use tools. Skyscrapers and spacecraft may seem unnatural, but they’re just as much a part of the natural order as beaver dams and bird nests. Boring electrical lines hint at the energy solution of a mammalian species. Open your eyes to the world you’ve grown accustomed to, and rejoice in the fact that you can participate in the human project.”
For the shots from incredibly high altitudes, Gower says he “put a GoPro inside a thermal lunchbox, add[ed] some handwarmers + GPS, attach[ed] all that to a great big balloon and launch[ed] it.” Head over to Reddit to read some Q&A with Gower about this video and his prior projects, such as the Sagan Series.