Awesome Time Lapse

Building a Mining Truck

Building a Mining Truck

CAT recorded this time-lapse of the construction of one of their massive 50-foot-long, 600,000 lb., 4,000 hp 797 mining trucks – a vehicle so big that its assembly must be completed at the job site. There’s no audio, so feel free to hum a tune.

One WTC 11-Year Timelapse

One WTC 11-Year Timelapse

EarthCam presents one of the longest time spanning time-lapses you’ll ever see. Watch One World Trade Center’s 11-year construction – from October 2004 to May 2015 – in under 2 minutes.

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Microsoft Hyperlapse Beta

Microsoft Hyperlapse Beta

Microsoft’s time-lapse smoothing technology is now in open beta. Use the mobile app to create hyperlapses on your Android or Windows phone or get the Windows desktop version for videos taken from a variety of cameras.

Reverie of Vietnam

Reverie of Vietnam

Olivier Astrologo’s recap of his recent trip to Vietnam features the Southeast Asian country’s natural wonders, historical sites and the daily life in one of its cities. Shot with a Sony A7ii, 35mm & 55mm lenses and a handheld gimbal.

The Pegasus Project

The Pegasus Project

When Dave Meinert got his rescue dog Pegasus, he was told that she might not live long because of complications from the reckless breeding that sired her. So Dave decided to film her every day. This is what he’s recorded so far.

Walk in Shanghai

Walk in Shanghai

Take a walk around Shanghai – from its bustling commercial districts to its nooks and crannies – in this quirky reversed time-lapse by JT Singh & Company. That day and night transition scene was really cool.

Calbuco Explosion Time-Lapse

Calbuco Explosion Time-Lapse

The Calbuco volcano in Chile recently erupted for the first time in 42 years, spewing smoke and ash 6mi upwards, along with lava and volcanic lightning. YouTuber Rodrigo Barrera captured this amazing time-lapse of the eruption.

Trails End

Trails End

Dakotalapse shares some of his best 4K time-lapse photography from 2014. Galaxies and thunderstorms dominate these overwhelming shots, which were taken in Wyoming, Utah and South Dakota. Buy the full 30min. version here.

The First Hyperlapse Film

The First Hyperlapse Film

We can make hyperlapse videos with our phones these days. Pacer, the first known hyperlapse film was captured one frame at a time on 16mm film by Guy Roland in 1995, and only screened once before the negative was destroyed.

A San Francisco Sunset

A San Francisco Sunset

Digital media bon vivant Colby Droscher captured this time-lapse footage of an incredibly beautiful and colorful sunset from a vantage point in San Francisco’s mission district. The vibrant reds towards the end are especially eye popping.

Paris in Three Minutes

Paris in Three Minutes

Go on a whirlwind tour of Paris in Maxime Gaudet’s hyperlapse video. Maxime used a Canon 5D MkIII and an iPhone 5S to shoot over 40 locations in the city. The music is from Note Forget the Project’s album Reconciliation.

Disneyland Construction Time-Lapse

Disneyland Construction Time-Lapse

Long before we had phones that could shoot time-lapse videos, Disney used good old film to document the construction of its California theme park, and recently shared this classic footage in celebration of its upcoming 60th anniversary.

Rebuilding a Chevy Small Block

Rebuilding a Chevy Small Block

This time-lapse video from Hagerty Classic Cars celebrates the Chevy small-block V8, one of the greatest and most versatile engines ever made. With the help of Thirlby Automotive, they rip one down, then rebuild it like new. (Thanks Justin!)

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Yet Another Road Trip Video

Yet Another Road Trip Video

Ofer Rozenman took a trip across eastern Europe with his wife and friends, and along the way he managed to snap 8,000+ beautifully composed photos to create this far above average time-lapse of their journey. The track is Big Jet Plane.

A Skyscraper in 19 Days

A Skyscraper in 19 Days

By using prefab modules, a Chinese construction company completed a 57-story skyscraper in just 19 days, sometimes at a rate of three floors per day. Their reduced use of concrete means it’s more eco-friendly as well. Time-lapse at 1:53.

Sofles: Graffiti Mapped

Sofles: Graffiti Mapped

Graffiti artist Sofles collaborated with Juddy Roller Studio, Grant Osborne and Opiuo to augment his 5-story mural in Melbourne, Australia with projection mapping and live music. Video by Selina Miles.

…Meanwhile…

…Meanwhile…

Like Slow Life, Sandro Bocci’s …Meanwhile… is a collection of close up time-lapse videos of corals, sponges and other peculiar marine animals. Equal parts beautiful and horrifying. We’re not gonna say they’re aliens, but they’re aliens.

Mold Time-Lapse

Mold Time-Lapse

Mold can be really nasty stuff. It can ruin buildings, foods, and make people deathly ill. But viewed through photographer Nick Lariontsev’s extreme zoom lens, it looks like the landscape of an alien planet. It also makes some tasty cheese.

Dubai Flow Motion

Dubai Flow Motion

Photographer Rob Whitworth wows us once again, creating an eye-popping journey to the city of Dubai, as seen through the lens of his incredible flow motion time-lapse process. Check out some additional footage in 4K here and here.

5 Years of Sun-watching

5 Years of Sun-watching

The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) continuously takes images of the sun at various wavelengths. These beautiful time-lapse videos are made of images captured by the spacecraft over the last five years.

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10K Time-Lapse

10K Time-Lapse

Joe Capra aka Scientifantastic tests the $40,000 Phase One IQ180 medium format camera. Its 80mp sensor can take 10328×7760 images. Joe shows us just how much detail is in a 10k frame by zooming in and out of these time-lapse sequences.

Cow Art

Cow Art

YouTuber and farmer Derek Klingenberg made a massive Etch-A-Sketch with cows. The animals followed him as he dropped food from a truck, eventually forming a smiley face. A drone hovering above the field captured the video.

Never Knew

Never Knew

The hypnotic video for Never Knew by Irish musicians Sunken Foal and Si Schroeder was created by Kevin McGloughlin by capturing images while driving in a car, then manipulating them to distort our perceptions of time and space.

Porsche Flat-six Teardown

Porsche Flat-six Teardown

Germany’s Filmkooperation takes us inside the engine of a Porsche Carrera 3.2, tearing it down in preparation for a rebuild – and discovering a squirrel must have lived inside of it at some point. Also, it’s amazing how truly flat a flat-six is.

Ride the Sky

Ride the Sky

Photographer Lance Page creates a unique (and literal) spin on the astronomical time-lapse film, by synchronizing the movement of his camera with the position of the North Star, reminding us that it’s the Earth that’s turning, not the stars.

Jurne: Scienceism

Jurne: Scienceism

Videographer Selina Miles is back with another great graffiti video. This time she profiles scientist-turned-street artist Jurne, following him in the tunnels, tracks and rooftops of California as well as inside his studio.

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