Germination and seedling growth of five different plant species in one week, photographed every five minutes.
This video was used in the Opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, directed by Fernando Meirelles, as a part of a short documentary film about reforestation projects (O2 Filmes). The video appears at 56 min 18 s of the Opening ceremony: youtube.com/watch?v=N_qXm9HY9Ro&#t=56m18s. The reforestation film begins here: youtube.com/watch?v=N_qXm9HY9Ro&#t=55m55s. Importance of plants was a strong theme of the 2016 Olympic games. Each athlete received a seed and a cartridge to plant a native tree of Brazil. There were 207 species represented – one for each country in the Games (usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/rio-2016/2016/08/05/opening-ceremony-trees-seeds-rio-summer-games-global-warming/88321068/).
Plant from left to right: bean, pea, maize, sunflower and castor bean. The light source was initially placed on the right and later moved to the left side - check out the rapid reaction of the sunflower (around 0:44 in the video).
Shot with Canon EOS 1000D on manual: 1/8 s, f/4, iso 100, interval 5 minutes, timelapse generated in VirtualDub using Xvid.
Sountrack - ::Flowers by mo-seph (freemusicarchive.org/music/mo-seph/Growth_And_Form/03_Flowers)