The Skies of Tasmania

What happens when an ace filmmaker takes a road trip. | By NGT Staff  
In filmmaker Filippo Rivetti's video, Tasmania's skies are like a painter's palette, rich with colours that change every few seconds. GIF: Filippo Rivetti
In filmmaker Filippo Rivetti's video, Tasmania's skies are like a painter's palette, rich with colours that change every few seconds. GIF: Filippo Rivetti

When Italian filmmaker Filippo Rivetti spent two weeks road tripping through Australia’s Tasmania Island, he returned with more than photos. The time-lapse veteran put his skills to use to create a breathtaking video of the heart-shaped isle’s natural wonders. Tasmania is known for being largely uninhabited, fringed with rugged coastlines with endless ocean views.

Rivetti combines time-lapse and hyper-lapse techniques to capture the island’s emerald hills, waterfalls, and sparkling lakes, but it’s the clouds that are mesmerising. Watching the colours of the earth and sky blend and change from deep blue, to black, to burnished orange in a matter of seconds—it’s enough to make us look a little closer at the sky above our heads.

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