See a Salamander Grow From a Single Cell in this Incredible Time-lapse | Short Film Showcase

Witness the ‘making of’ a salamander from fertilization to hatching in this six minute time-lapse.
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Filmmaker Jan van IJken’s Becoming reveals the fascinating genesis of animal life. A single cell is transformed into a complete, complex living organism with a beating heart and running bloodstream. Observe the stages of development that occur within an Alpine newt embryo (Ichthyosaura alpestris) in this fascinating six minute time-lapse captured over a three week period.

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See a Salamander Grow From a Single Cell in this Incredible Time-lapse | Short Film Showcase

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After more than six months of filming and countless tweaks, Jan van IJken was able to shrink what would take around four weeks in nature down to just six minutes of otherworldly beauty. If you'd like to learn more, read on here:

Nouha Ozuna says:

What a beatifull creation..

Silviu says:

would have been nice to know the frame rate.

Diet C o l a says:

im u n c o m f o r t a b l e

Demnemonic says:

Now I understand the difference between grow and evolve.

Skoih says:

I appreciate life and it’s incredibleness.

Свой Человек says:


lXBlackWolfXl says:

As a programmer I'm sitting out trying to figure out what kind of 'algorithm' (for lack of a better term) those cells are following to somehow shape themselves into a tadpole (don't know if you can use that term with things other than frogs, but eh). I can't even begin to imagine how insanely complicated it must be, especially considering that the 'program' each cell is following is probably insanely simplistic, but this somehow results in an insanely complicated transformation.

Bejelweled Legacy says:

I shall name them Sally…

Alx Sblv says:

This video need to be sinchronized with some good ambient music.

Lunar Lady says:

Rrrbit 🐸

Yara Laida says:

سبحان الله العظيم

Sungguh Retmawan says:

This proved that God is exist, no singel person atheis can make something like this. It will not be created without the creator, the almighty god, Allah subhanahuwata'ala.

Korkel says:

Plays Perfect Cell Theme.

Carlos Bella says:

Wow! Thanks you Jehovah god for your magnificent creation.

Mr Ragnot says:

What are these black dots at first?_?

PP Nainggolan says:

There was a part where the embryo looked just like humans'.

Rut García Sánchez says:

That was amazing!!!!!!🐙

Meriem Zed says:

why didn't you put that before my embryology exam last week?
it was about frog but it's the same thing

Eleazar Valle Tamayo says:

I want a human baby now…

Sockpoppet says:

Even in real life, rendering after sculpting takes a while.

Tokymo says:

2:00 Mmhhh Mario kart ?

Hey It’s Charlie says:

So weird yet interesting

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