From the first time I spotted a cluster of mushrooms at the base of a tree in my childhood backyard that sprouted during an overnight rainstorm, I knew that there was something kind of magical about mushrooms and how they grow. This video from Another Perspective on YouTube distills that magic into a well-shot and well-edited timelapse video of mushrooms grown at home.
Hundreds of hours of filming, photographing and editing. After one year of filming macro time lapse of 9 different types of fungi I grew in my basement, I finally finished this project pressing 5TB of image data into a 3 minute time lapse video. During that year, my camera equipment had to deal with spores and high humidity but took no visible damage.
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