Life Goes Fast: Face Ages Sixty Years In Five Minutes

September 11, 2013


This is 'Danielle', a video by Anthony Cerniello of a face aging sixty years in five minutes. It was made using a ton of photographs that were taken of similar looking family members at a family reunion, and the marvel of modern morphing technology. Cool, now show me what it would look like if me and a dinosaur had a baby together.

To create this effect, Cerniello first brought photographer Keith Sirchio to his friend Danielle's family reunion last Thanksgiving. They took photos of just about everybody there with Sirchio's Hasselblad, and then parsed through them to find the family members with the most similar bone structure.

Those final photos were then edited to look even more like the same person at different ages, after which animators Nathan Meier and Edmund Earle and Nuke artist George Cuddy animated the still photos to "morph" them from youngest to oldest in a way that looked as lifelike as possible.

Unlike any of the aging time-lapses we've shared before, this one crawls, the aging itself almost unnoticeable at times. As Cerniello puts it in the description, he wanted to create the perception that "something is happening but you can't see it but you can feel it, like aging itself."

One day, if I manage to fly under the radar long enough and avoid God's search-and-destroy mission, I will be old. And I will look at myself in the mirror and I will think to myself, "Did you just put deodorant on, or were you just ABOUT to put deodorant on?" And I will get sad that I can't remember. Of course the same thing happens now so I guess it's not that bad. *licking two front teeth* Did I brush already?

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to Thomas S, who wants to age like Peter Pan.

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