Awesome Time Lapse

Undisturbed Places

Undisturbed Places

Photographer Maciej Tomków traveled to some of Earth’s most unspoiled locales in Namibia and Botswana to create this wonderful time-lapse short film filled with amazing light, shadow, and organic forms. The behind the scenes footage is worth a watch too.

The Third Eye

The Third Eye

A whirlwind but crystal clear tour of Morocco, from the crowded Jemaa el-Fnaa Square to the desolate Sahara desert. An amazing collection of time-lapse videos by Kamil Piechowiak and Martyna Wroblewska aka KamKam Visuals.

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Chevy SS: Chicago to Daytona

Chevy SS: Chicago to Daytona

Chevrolet put us behind the wheel of the awesome 415hp V8 2016 SS sports sedan, for an epic 1300+ mile road trip to see the Daytona 500. We time-lapsed the 19+ hour drive down to 5 minutes. The car was fast and comfy, and its new dual-mode exhaust sounded amazing.

The Reclaimed Wood Shop

The Reclaimed Wood Shop

Hampton Rutland made this lighthearted time-lapse video about how he built the walls of his new workshop using reclaimed wood. The build starts at 2:10, then something even better starts to happen at 3:30.

Skylight

Skylight

Six years in the making, photographer and filmmaker Chris Pritchard’s soothing and visually stunning 4K time-lapse film moves deftly from country to city, and around the globe, showing off the many wonders of the sky above our heads.

Thunderstorm Time-lapse

Thunderstorm Time-lapse

Blue Dog Films used a Canon 5d Mk3 to capture this incredibly ominous and awe-inspiring time-lapse footage of a storm brewing over Maroochydore, Australia, churning away like something from the ark opening scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Boston Layer-lapse

Boston Layer-lapse

Photographer Julian Tryba spent a total of 100 hours shooting and 350 hours editing over 150,000 photos to create another beautiful layer-lapse, this time featuring some of the most popular spots in Boston.

Drawing Illusions

Drawing Illusions

Artist Howard Lee shows actual objects beside his photorealistic hand-drawn copies, then he breaks the illusion and gives us a glimpse at how he drew the copy. You can render his trick useless by pausing the video, but it’s still fun to watch.

Building a Super Hornet

Building a Super Hornet

Watch the complex process of assembling an F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jet, reduced to just about three minutes. Each $52 million dollar plane is almost entirely handbuilt at Boeing’s St. Louis plant, with robots handling only a small portion of the process.

Exhale

Exhale

Every summer, Jesse Attanasio gets to take a few weeks off work. Over the last couple of years he spent his vacation time by traveling across North America, capturing landscape time-lapses and “inhaling experiences” along the way. Available in 4K.

Giant LEGO AT-AT Time-Lapse

Giant LEGO AT-AT Time-Lapse

The largest official LEGO AT-AT kit you can buy measures has about 1,100 pieces. Peter “Cavegod” Brookdale’s design uses over 6,000 bricks and is enormous. Charlie Goldberg of BrickVault acquired all the parts to replicate the giant walker, and recorded the build process.

Enlaps Time-Lapse Photo System

Enlaps Time-Lapse Photo System

Designed to simplify shooting time-lapse videos, the Enlaps Tikee sends images over Wi-Fi or 3G, combines still photos into videos, and recharges via solar power. It can shoot every 10 minutes for a week on battery, and uses dual Sony sensors to create a 220º field of view.

Comiket Crowd Control

Comiket Crowd Control

YouTuber munya munyaka captured this 10-hour time-lapse of the crowd at the 2011 Comic Market or Comiket, a convention in Tokyo for self-published fiction. As munya munyaka notes, the attendees’ discipline was a big help to the Comiket staff. Sunrise is at 1:25.

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Extending a Cruise Ship

Extending a Cruise Ship

People put additions onto their houses all the time, but we never thought you could expand a cruise ship to add more space. Check out this fascinating time-lapse clip of a cruise ship as it was cut in twain, and stretched at the Blohm+Voss Shipyards back in 2008.

Building Big Trucks

Building Big Trucks

Liebherr walks us through the process of turning raw sheets of metal into its gargantuan, 600 ton 282 C Haul trucks at their facilities across Australia. The scale of these things doesn’t sink in until the semi shows up to transport the truck’s hopper.

Stormscapes 3

Stormscapes 3

(Flashing lights) Photographer Nicolaus Wegner graciously shares his latest compilation of time-lapse videos of storms in the US. It has everything: massive clouds, rainbows, lightning and much more. The song is Everything by Everyone Moves Away.

The World Is Round

The World Is Round

Photographer Darwinfish105 used special image stitching software to map his time-lapse images of Japan into spherical projections, creating a surreal look at the world around him, as if it were both inside and outside a crystal ball.

Building a New Jaguar E-Type

Building a New Jaguar E-Type

More than 50 years after its initial creation, Jaguar started building a handful of new E-Type sports cars with aluminum bodies. Watch the British automaker once again handcraft this beautiful car in this 5-minute video from inside Jaguar’s Coventry factory.

Amazing Photorealistic Portraits

Amazing Photorealistic Portraits

Artist Heather Rooney shows off her incredible talent for drawing photorealistic portraits using Caran d’Ache Luminance colored pencils. Her work is so good that some of her subjects look better than they do in real life. Check out her YouTube channel for more.

Bridge-Building Machine

Bridge-Building Machine

If you ever wondered how they add sections to a bridge these days, check out this incredible time-lapse of an industrial bridge-building machine that can cantilever itself out between pillars, and then slide pre-fab sections into place as it crawls forward.

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100 Years of Halloween Costumes

100 Years of Halloween Costumes

Mode recounts some of the many different costumes that have been worn by women celebrating Halloween since the early 1900s. The looks range from creepy, to weird, to funny, to sexy. Is it just us or does that first mask remind you of that movie Frank?

Chasing Light: Switzerland

Chasing Light: Switzerland

Austin Mann shows us just how good smartphone cameras have gotten, with this impressive footage of the play between light and clouds in the Swiss Alps – shot entirely on an iPhone 6s Plus. We had no idea how much better the video stabilization was until now.

Timeless Dreams

Timeless Dreams

Julian Tryba edited the footage that he and his friend Mike Sutton took of the American Southwest into a mesmerizing layer-lapse, where parts of different time-lapse shots are merged into the same frame. The song is Kygo’s remix of M83’s Wait.

Imagination

Imagination

PermaGrin Films’ tribute to childhood is one of the most complex stop-motion/time-lapse videos ever. It was filmed over the course of one-and-a-half years and in various locations. We’re not fans of the Pure Imagination remix they used, but we can’t argue with the result.

The $4000, 10-Month Suit

The $4000, 10-Month Suit

(Gore) After making a sandwich from scratch, How to Make Everything spent nearly an entire year gathering plants, harassing and harming animals, weaving, knitting and more to make a suit. If you thought the sandwich was bad…

Peeling a Car

Peeling a Car

There’s something that’s immensely satisfying about watching how neatly and easily this Plasti Dip spray-on car coating peels off in big sheets when you want to change the color of your car on a whim. The process starts at 1:15, and took about 1/2 hour in real time.

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