Terra Sacra: Time-Lapse Spanning Seven Continents over Six Years [Video]

Terra Sacra Time Lapses is a short timelapse film made by Sean F. White. The timelapse sequences are incredible, as is the quality of the cinematography.

Terra Sacra – absolutely breathtaking timelapse of our planet by Sean F. White. Six years in the making, seven continents, 24 countries.

It took photographer Sean F. White six years to travel the planet photographing some of its remotest corners and faraway monuments. However, the results showed that it worth doing that.

“It’s a pretty breathtaking bit of video, and really makes you feel like travelling the world more than you have,” writes Avoision blog.

“Watching this makes me realize I haven’t seen nearly enough sunrises in my lifetime. And it’s also making me realize that no matter how many sunrises I do end up seeing… they’ll never be enough.”

“Terra Sacra Times Lapses” is a short film, based on White’s photograps that quickly went viral online after its debut screening inside the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, Canada two weeks ago.

“I’ve combined my favourite shots from these trips into non-narrative film that touches on a theme close to my heart: Sacred Earth,” White said.

“Terra Sacra,” Latin for “Sacred Earth,” demonstrated various captivating landscapes and ancient monuments from across the globe that were photographed between 2006 and 2012 on White’s personal travels and assignments for Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge and Parallax Film Productions.

As The International Business Times writes, the photographer’s travels took him from a frozen bay in Antarctica to Mali, and from Madagascar to Mongolia, among a dizzying list of other exotic locales.

As a member of a film crew, the photo artist enjoyed unprecedented access to places that ordinary travelers would be unable to explore.

“My life as a filmmaker has blessed me with the privilege of seeing some of the most surreal and timeless places on the planet,” he revealed.

“These images of our Sacred Earth set to music are my way of sharing some of the magic I’ve experienced along the way.”

White shot his breathtaking six-minute film using a Canon 5D at the maximum resolution using a TC-80N3 intervalometer. The resulting footage is split into three acts: “Primordial Earth,” “Past Meets Present,” and “Eternal Universe.”

The images which make up the film are a combination of personal and professional work accumulated between 2006 and 2012 from all around the world, and are set to an original score by composer Roy Milner.

“The six-minute film is a journey through three distinct Acts: (I) Primordial Earth (II) Past meets Present and (III) Eternal Universe.”

The photographer went on and added that “the film is a personal project to share the beauty and awe I witnessed at these locations. I hope viewers will be moved by the intangible power of our Terra Sacra. …”

Sean White also revealed some plans for the future: “I would love to revisit many of the locations in this film and other powerful sacred sites around the world to create a feature-length ‘Terra Sacra’.”

“The film would combine real-time, slow-motion, and motion control time lapse imagery – all in stereoscopic 3D. If you are an angel investor, potential sponsor, broadcaster, distributor or someone deeply passionate who would would like to get involved, please don’t hesitate to contact me.”

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