Coral Colors

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coral colors

In this video we have tried to show movement and the enormous chromatic beauty of corals, a kind of marine animals that despite being one of the oldest animals on our planet, are mostly unknown. You will discover its stunning beauty, its spectacular colors and the mystery of his movements.

Check out this beautiful time lapse video from myLapse; it celebrates the diversity in color, shape, and movement of  corals such as Acantophyllia, Trachiphyllia, Heteropsammia, Physogyra, Fungia, Zoanthus, Duncanopsammia, Goniopora, Plerogyra and Scolimia, as well as a clam and a couple of tube worms.

The original footage consisted of over 25,000 photos and more than 600 GB of files, and took over a year to collect. Director and photographer NNtonio Rod shares his inspiration for the short film:

CORAL COLORS arises from the need to create a time lapse video, the technique I master with a new or rarely seen subject. There are hundreds of videos of clouds, cities, auroras and milky way with excellent quality, each with a personal touch, but I often convey a sense of “déjà vu”.

After searching for inspiration on the Internet, I found a couple of videos of corals, that caught me from the outset and had the features I was looking for. They used the technique of time lapse but were new and unique…


Luckily enough I was editing the clips in the days after recording and could then discard those I did not like. During the postproduction process, I tried to be as faithful as possible to the colors I had seen. But still, I gave a touch of color saturation when I felt it was needed since I wanted the result to be more aesthetic than scientific.”

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As senior editor here at reefs, I get to work with scientists from all over the world, and have made some wonderful friends in the industry! I also write for the site, and am the office manager at FRESH New London and the mother of two brilliant, talented young women.

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