Circle of an Abstract Ritual
is the latest stop motion timelapse from artist Jeff Frost
)who creates short films that defy description. This latest work gathers hundreds of thousands of photographs taken over the last two years during wildfires, riots, and inside abandoned houses where he created a series of optical illusion paintings. Frost says the film “began as an exploration of the idea that creation and destruction might be the same thing,” and that it is in part “a way to get an ever so slight edge on the unknowable.” [via
Back in 2012, fashion photographer and filmmaker Milton Tan
shot a time lapse film over a six month period, of planes overflying Singapore's Changi Beach
on their way to and from Changi airport. After his "The Air Traffic
" video went viral, managers at the airport made Tan an offer: six months of access to a restricted runway for a second film: The Air Traffic Two
. (Via) [more inside]
Cruise ship not long enough? Want that "limousine" feel to your ocean-going craft? Why not cut it in half and stick an extra 99 feet of ship in the middle
? (Skip to 1:16 for a great cross-section shot) [more inside]
Starting at age 15, on New Year's Day in 2011, Matt Perren took a shot of himself every day lip-syncing to Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now". 1100 days later, at age 18, the video is ready
. [more inside]
Measuring the fecal output of hippos.
If you wanted to spend the first day of July watching a timelapse video of a Hippo enclosure being cleaned, filled & then dirtied again, you've come to the right place. Full details of the research being done are on this blog post
Planet Toronto - a timelapse video.
After catching the attention of Toronto's tourist board through selfmade "video love letters to Toronto"
uploaded to Vimeo, Ryan Emond was given a budget and access to more locations to create a longer version.
Empire State of Pen
— 80 second timelapse video of artist Patrick Vale
drawing the view of the Manhattan skyline from the Empire State Building.
Legend: A Journey Through Iceland
is a 12 min. 31 sec. long time-lapse video of Icelandic landscapes, set to the music of MONO, a Japanese post-rock band. A bit more MONO and pleasant landscapes inside. [more inside]
Views from the ISS at Night (Vimeo)
- Knate Myers assembled this video from a series of time-lapse videos taken aboard the ISS. Plus, one of my favorite movie soundtracks!
Naturally, go full-screen HD for best experience. [more inside]
Photographer Tolu Omokehinde
, a senior at Montgomery Blair High School in suburban Silver Spring, Maryland, shot 175,000 photographs
over a 7-month period and edited them together into a time-lapse video
of the daily rhythms at Blair. [more inside]
One day in Venice
Best watched in full screen/HD.
Timelapse Intersection Articulée à Montréal
In October, 2011, the Contemporary Museum of Monteral presented "Intersection Articulée", an interactive installation from Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. It was composed of 18 projectors of 10k watts each, visible from ~9 miles (15km) away. Here's some time lapse video results, with music.
A short and sweet pregnancy
[slyt] The impending arrival of a baby inspired this happy couple to track their pregnancy in a short time-lapse video.
Flawed Symmetry of Prediction
is a 4 and a half minute long video, compiling time lapse images of abandoned buildings in rural, desert settings, plus strategic lighting and an optical illusion painting or two. See also: On the Inside Looking Out (The Brain of Infinity)
, another "street art" time-lapse video. If you want to see single images in more detail, photographer/videographyer Jeff Frost
has a portfolio site up with some of pictures
. [more inside]
"Where I come from, a little patience at the crosswalk usually rewards me with a stoplight-induced pause in traffic, but here things are different. One had to simply cross, stride forward into the asphalt gauntlet with no fear, just faith that two intersecting streams of traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian, would reconcile themselves. And they always did." Photographer Rob Whitworth
stitches together 10,000 images to bring you a very kinetic time-lapse video of "Traffic in Frenetic HCMC, Vietnam."
"Last year, Kien Lam
quit his job, packed a bag with his camera and bought a one-way ticket to London. This video is a compilation of the time lapse vistas
that he captured across the next 17 countries. In crowded cities, in jungles, libraries and ancient ruins, Lam captures scenes familiar to those that live there and foreign to those of us that don't."*
We've all seen variations on the personal time-lapse video -- a snapshot every day for six years
, or a look at a young girl's first decade
. But nobody's done it quite like Sam Klemke
. For thirty-five years the itinerant freelance cartoonist
has documented his life in short year-end reviews, a funny, weary, eccentric, and hopeful record dating all the way back to 1977. Recently optioned for documentary treatment
by the government of Australia
, you can skim Sam's opus in reverse in the striking video "35 Years Backwards Thru Time with Sam Klemke,"
an ever-evolving home movie montage that grows grainier and grainier as it tracks Sam "from a paunchy middle aged white bearded self deprecating schluby old fart, to a svelt, full haired, clean shaven, self-important but clueless 20 year old."
is the compilation of six months of timelapse photography across the state of Oregon, punctuated by a 1600 mile road trip in September. Related: how to lose $2400 in 24 seconds.
is a series of structured motion controlled time-lapse clips taken in and around downtown Portland, Oregon at night over the course of several months.
Between August and October this year the crew of the ISS used a special low-light HD camera to visually capture the earth as it passed beneath them. The result, edited together by Michael König and set to music, is jaw-droppingly spectacular
It may be redundant to tell you to set Vimeo to full-screen mode before playing, but do so - you won't regret it. Post intended as something of a sequel to this.
Some related channels on Vimeo: The World In HD, HDTime, Slow Motion & Timelapse Theatre.
Time-lapse video of Tokyo
set to the Blade Runner
soundtrack. That is all. (SLVimeo)
Time lapse videos can be breathtaking, lovely, and a joy to watch… but they can also show you something you may not have thought about before. Before I even read the caption for Murray Fredericks’ video called "IRIDIUM", I knew it was filmed in the southern hemisphere. Can you guess how? [more inside]
Timelapse - The City Limits
. A time lapse video montage with the aim of showing "the duality between city and nature." Try fullscreen HD.
is a hauntingly beautiful multiple angle time lapse short of LA by night. Shot over six months by Colin Rich
, whose high altitude Pacific Star
balloon imagery has featured previously
on the blue.
Adorable amigurumi toys look on as a new friend crochets itself.
25 years of Christmas
Dad tapes his kids reacting to Christmas for twenty-five years and edits it together into a single video. (via
Journey Through Canyons
— a stunning HD time-lapse of the canyonlands in Arizona and Utah, featuring the Grand Canyon, Glen Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion Canyon. A thorough way to explore these magnificent geologic marvels is to follow The Hayduke Trail
, one of America's Best Adventures
, the latest music video endeavor from rock group OK Go, was choreographed and filmed at widely-varying framerates, producing a hypnotic viewing experience. [SLYT] [more inside]
One Year - Time Lapse
Seasons, times and scenery changing over the course of a year at Terrapin
Garden Farms. [via mefi projects
creates ground-breaking time-lapse photography with HDR techniques. For example, his recent compilation video Time-Lapse Favs
. His weblog, Time Traveler
, includes tutorials and samples. [more inside]
is the latest beautiful time-lapse video from Tom at Timescapes.
A little behind the scenes
showing his dolly and camera setup in action. Check out his other videos
, or follow him on Twitter.
Inspired by its 10th anniversary
, the Earth Observatory has pulled together a special series of NASA satellite images documenting how the world has changed
. From these images, Wired Science has made 5 videos
, presenting convenient time-lapse views of the world changing (mainly) because of human actions. Watch the urbanization of Dubai
, specifically the growth of Palm Jumeirah
. See the Aral Sea dry up
- once the fourth largest lake
, down to 10 percent of its original size
(marked by the thin black line in the video) by 2007. View the clearing the Amazon
, as observed from above the state of Rondônia
in western Brazil. Behold the return of Mesopotamia's Wetlands
, now in the process of being restored from near total destruction under the regime of Saddam Hussein
. Witness the impact of drought on Southern Utah's Lake Powell
, where water level dropped from 20 million to 8 million acre-feet from 2000 to 2005.