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.