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Time Lapse

Theory of Time

Theory of Time

Street artist DAKU’s overhead installation in Goa, India casts shadows of words onto the ground as the sun shines through its semi-transparent panels. When viewed in time-lapse, the design is particularly effective. (Thanks Richard!)

Atomic Ruin

Atomic Ruin

Photographer Andrew Walker captured eye-popping footage of a structure that humans rarely see the inside of – the cooling tower of a nuclear power plant. This particular tower was part of a never-completed plant located in Satsop, Washington.

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Machining a Giant Gear

Machining a Giant Gear

A look inside the P. van der Wegen Gear factory, where they make enormous gears for mining applications. While the process of milling these massive parts is truly fascinating, we can only imagine what they look like when in use in the machinery they’re destined for.

Melting Ice Cream

Melting Ice Cream

Macro Room’s time-lapse footage of ice cream bars and popsicles melting into the ground is simultaneously hypnotic and depressing, bringing on flashbacks to that time we dropped a bomb pop on the ground at age five and cried for an hour.

Drawing Pennywise

Drawing Pennywise

Watch in awe as illustrator drawholic starts with a blank sheet of paper, and proceeds to sketch out an impressively accurate Prismacolor pencil rendering of Pennywise the clown, as he appeared in the 2017 big screen version of Stephen King’s IT.

Painting with Gunpowder

Painting with Gunpowder

Artist Danny Shervin precisely arranges granules of gunpowder on canvas or wood, then sets it on fire to create burnt-in pointillist art. You can buy originals and prints of his work on his website.

H.A.A.R.P. Borealis

H.A.A.R.P. Borealis

Located in Eastern Alaska, the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program is a research facility used to study the ionosphere. The Skyglow Project recently was granted access to the mysterious looking array of antennas, and caught the Aurora Borealis while shooting.

Becoming

Becoming

Filmmaker Jan van Ijken captured this amazing microscopic scale time-lapse footage of the development of an amphibious alpine newt. Watch in awe as it grows from a single cell to a complete organism in just 6 minutes. More here.

Painting a Hyper-realistic Fish

Painting a Hyper-realistic Fish

Artist Young-Sung Kim captured time-lapse footage over the course of ten months, as he painstakingly created a hyper-real oil painting of a fish. Everything looks so incredibly shiny, we just want to reach out and touch it. The painting is currently for sale from Saatchi Art.

The World Below

The World Below

Photographer and filmmaker Bruce W. Berry Jr. collected and cleaned up video and time-lapse footage captured by astronauts on-board the International Space Station to give us this stunning short film that provides a glimpse of our planet from the vantage point of space.

How a Tesla Model 3 Gets Made

How a Tesla Model 3 Gets Made

Tesla recently shared this brief time-lapse video shot from the point-of-view of a Model 3 going through the company’s assembly line. The car’s thousands of parts are installed by a combination of human and machine workers. We’d love to see a longer, narrated version.

Horizons Mission Time-lapse

Horizons Mission Time-lapse

During his journey on the International Space Station, astronaut Alexander Gerst captured thousands of images to create time-lapse footage of sunrises, auroras, cloud movements, and other amazing sights that can only be seen from space.  See more of Alex’s images here.

Son Doodles, Dad Illustrates

Son Doodles, Dad Illustrates

Thomas Romain is an animator in Japan. He loves to use his spare time turning his two sons’ character sketches into detailed drawings. His children’s imaginations are top notch. They’ve released an art book that contains some of their collaborations.

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Full Cloud Inversion

Full Cloud Inversion

Among the many incredible images captured during this Grand Canyon time-lapse video from the SKYGLOW Project is a phenomenon called a “full cloud inversion,” during which clouds get trapped between the walls of rock formations, forming a sort ocean filled with puffy clouds.

Low Earth Orbit

Low Earth Orbit

Hong Kong video production company Visual Suspect created this awesome time-lapse footage by sending a drone into circular flight trajectories around Folegandros Island, Greece, resulting in a unique and awe-inspiring perspective on the world below.

Longest Space Time-lapse

Longest Space Time-lapse

To celebrate the International Space Station’s 20 years, the ESA released this 15-minute continuous time-lapse video captured by astronaut Alexander Gerst, as the ISS orbits the Earth two times over. The clip is comprised of 21,000+ images captured over about 3 hours.

Soyuz Rocket Time-lapse

Soyuz Rocket Time-lapse

The European Space Agency shared this stunning time-lapse footage captured from the vantage point of the International Space Station, as astronaut Alexander Gerst watched a Russian Soyuz rocket take flight and head towards the ISS with fresh supplies.

The Wormhole

The Wormhole

(Flashing images) Michael Shainblum made this amazing series of mirrored and kaleidoscopic time-lapses of various cities. The imagery ranges from serene to cyberpunk. Featuring Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, New York City, Dubai, Doha, Singapore and Shanghai.

Sky

Sky

Photographer Ron Risman’s latest time lapse photography is an ode to the ever-changing beauty of the sky. The time-lapse film features everything from clouds bathed in sunlight, to clear night skies, to storms and tornadoes bursting with rain and wind.

Freezing Soap Bubbles

Freezing Soap Bubbles

Photographer ZALUSKArt captured these impressively detailed time-lapse macro shots of ice crystals forming along the surface of soap bubbles as they’re frozen. Since each crystal is unique, every bubble is a one-of-a-kind, yet temporary work of art. More here.

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Crayon Face Melt

Crayon Face Melt

Sculptor Steven Richter decided to do something really gross and creepy this past Halloween, as he took a mix of crayons and clay, and used the colorful concoction to cover a skeleton so he could melt it down just like the evil Nazi in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Milling Copper Rings

Milling Copper Rings

Watch as a solid block of copper is magically transformed into a set of linking rings with the help of talented metalsmith Viktor Leontiev and his trusty milling machine. The finished piece looks great set onto its hand-turned wooden base.

DIY Chainmaille Time-lapse

DIY Chainmaille Time-lapse

Evan Snider walks us through the process of crafting a completely handmade chainmaille shirt, painstakingly assembled from thousands of copper rings, individually opened, then linked over the course of 66 hours. The finished shirt weighs in at about 25 pounds.

Gin Blossoms: Face the Dark

Gin Blossoms: Face the Dark

“Time can’t wake your frozen heart… With an ocean in between us, we can only row so far.” Gin Blossoms teamed up with storm chasing photographer Chad Cowan for the visuals to accompany the brilliant poetry of their latest single. From the album Mixed Reality.

Forging a Tiny Axe

Forging a Tiny Axe

Not only is this teensy axe that blacksmith Paul Pinto made adorable, he upped the challenge of creating it by using a miniature anvil and hammer he previously made. The only problem with the video is the sped up drilling sound reminds us of the dentist too much.

Removing a Foam Tire

Removing a Foam Tire

A high speed look at the process that goes into removing a foam-filled tire at the Sierra Army Depot. These tires are often used by heavy equipment to reduce the risk of punctures. Got 11 minutes to spare? Watch the original real-time video here.

Restoring a WWII Helmet

Restoring a WWII Helmet

DiesInEveryFilm Customs found a beat-up, rusty old helmet from the World War II era, and decided to restore it to its former glory. It took crazy amounts of sanding to get it smooth and clean, but the end result is quite impressive. Sandpaper ASMR ahead.

Dragster Engine Time-lapse

Dragster Engine Time-lapse

Hagerty and Don Schumacher Racing provide an up close look a the teardown and reassembly of an 11,000 hp V8 HEMI engine from an NHRA top fuel dragster. While this was a complete rebuild, they perform much of the same process each weekend at the dragstrip.

3D Printing Time-Lapse Hack

3D Printing Time-Lapse Hack

Because of their relatively slow speed, time-lapse videos are the best way to showcase 3D printer builds. Make Anything shows off a neat technique that perfectly synchronizes each layer printed with a still camera’s shutter, resulting in a really slick and smooth visual effect.

Building a Giant LEGO Voltron

Building a Giant LEGO Voltron

We’re pretty excited about the new LEGO Voltron set, but this 6-foot-tall version of the mech features more than 12 times as many pieces. This impressive construction took LEGO master builders over 233 hours and 28,000 bricks to design and assemble.

Drawing Iron Spider Spider-Man

Drawing Iron Spider Spider-Man

Sit back and enjoy Artology’s time-lapse video of him creating an incredibly detailed drawing of Spider-Man in his Iron Spider suit from Avengers: Infinity War. It took him a total of 30 hours to finish the drawing. You can buy a print of it and his other works on his Etsy shop.

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