Footage of the recent Sakurajima eruption

William Russell was fortunate and fast enough to capture footage of Sakajurajima's eruption, but his hand wasn't steady and his lens wasn't wide. Thanks to modern video-editing software, though, and his own extreme patience, Russell could stabilize his shot and superimpose it on a panoramic view of the volcano. The result is quite epic, very machine, and just a little surreal.

On March 27th 2018 I was standing near Sakurajima when it erupted spectacularly! The camera I grabbed to film it couldn't zoom out to capture the whole thing so I spent 12 hours learning how to use After Effects to track and stabilise the mess I filmed. Then I put the footage on a picture I'd taken with my phone a minute before it erupted.

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