Awesome Time Lapse

Solving a 17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube

Solving a 17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube

A time-lapse of YouTuber RedKB solving the Over the Top, a 17x17x17 puzzle cube. Designed by Oskar Van Deventer, Over the Top is officially recognized as the world’s largest order Rubik’s Cube. Got eight hours to spare? Here.

The Little Nordics

The Little Nordics

Damp Design takes us on a tour of Norway like you’ve never seen it before, with all of the people, boats, cars and vacationers looking like tiny ants. Sure, tilt-shift photography is so 2012, but it’s really well executed here.

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The Boxtrolls End Credits Scene

The Boxtrolls End Credits Scene

Focus Features shares the final scene of The Boxtrolls, in which Richard Ayoade and Nick Frost’s characters unknowingly break the fourth wall, reminding us that stop-motion animation is incredibly tedious.

Inside the Rolex Submariner

Inside the Rolex Submariner

Watchfinder & Co.’s Head Watchmaker Tony Williams will slowly but surely unhinge your lower jaw from your skull as he takes apart a Rolex Submariner. Then – get this – he successfully puts it back together. Tony, you da real MVP.

Astronaut Gerst’s Earth

Astronaut Gerst’s Earth

Behold our planet in its various beautiful states with astronaut Alexander Gerst’s time-lapses, which he took while he was aboard the International Space Station. Check out his tongue-in-cheek space Halloween pics here.

Grand Canyon Cloud Inversion

Grand Canyon Cloud Inversion

The Grand Canyon National Park Service shared this time-lapse of a temperature inversion at the beautiful canyon. Trapped by warm air, a huge mass of fog blanketed the canyon, ebbing and flowing like water at a beach.

Sophia Grows

Sophia Grows

YouTuber Greg Coffin shares how his Rhodesian Ridgeback Sophia has grown in the past three years, starting from when she was just a 2-month-old puppy. Also watch the entire video before you comment on Sophia’s calm demeanor.

Massive LEGO Christmas Tree

Massive LEGO Christmas Tree

LEGO builders in Sydney, Australia have erected an enormous christmas tree made from LEGO and Duplo bricks. The fake plastic tree measures 32.8 feet tall and weighs over 3.5 tons. It’s on display at the Pitt Street Mall through 12/26/14.

4K Sun Time-lapse

4K Sun Time-lapse

JamesTyrwhitt-Drake – who made the color-enhanced time-lapse of Earth – made this 4K animation of the Sun from over 17,000 images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. The sound is based on the sun’s magnetic activity.

Astronaut: A Journey to Space

Astronaut: A Journey to Space

Guillaume Juin created this eye-popping time-lapse short film by editing together thousands of high resolution images taken by the crew of the International Space Station between 2011 and 2014. Best watched in full screen, high def.

Donut Selfie

Donut Selfie

YouTuber karenxcheng demonstrates the donut selfie. It’s a series of short clips that you take by moving your phone’s camera around your head, creating a close up pseudo-time lapse. The hypnotized expression is optional.

Beautiful Chemical Reactions

Beautiful Chemical Reactions

Combining chemicals doesn’t usually bring to mind the word “beautiful”, but this video for Beautiful Chemistry by Yan Liang of L2 Molecule shows how amazing these reactions can be when captured in time-lapse and microscopic detail.

Watchtower of Turkey

Watchtower of Turkey

Leonardo Dalessandri presents his 20-day, 2200mi trip across Turkey in this dizzying yet seamless time-lapse compilation. Like most travel videos, there is no single screenshot that can represent what Leonardo captured.

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The Ocean Brothers

The Ocean Brothers

Freedivers Francisco and Armando del Rosario aka The Ocean Brothers appear to walk, meditate and fly underwater with the help of unorthodox camera angles in this award-winning video.

Skateboarding Time Collapsed

Skateboarding Time Collapsed

Cy Kuckenbaker used his mesmerizing time collapse trick to showcase the skills of 15-year old pro skater Cory Juneau and promote the Nokia Lumia 930. It took 6 weeks to edit the 90-second video. Behind the scenes here.

Angel City

Angel City

Photographer Gavin Heffernan’s time-lapse film offers a frenetic look at life at night in Los Angeles. We especially love the bright lights and motion in the driving sequences, whether viewed from inside of a car or high above the roads below.

A Woman’s Life

A Woman’s Life

A time-lapse of illustrator Seok Jeong Hyeon aka Stonehouse painting portraits of a woman at various stages of her life, from birth to death. The software is Corel Painter 11. The song is Big Screen by Silent Partner.

Circle of Abstract Ritual

Circle of Abstract Ritual

Riots, paintings, stars and illusions abound in this time-lapse short film about “the idea that creation and destruction might be the same thing.” Artist Jeff Frost spent a total of two years taking and editing over 300,000 photos for the film.

Skeeball 3D Chalk Art

Skeeball 3D Chalk Art

We’ve seen several fun things from Chris Carlson, and the hits keep on coming, this time in the form of an anamorphic 3D painting of a SkeeBall game, with some fun time lapse and stop-motion.

The 8-Year Selfie

The 8-Year Selfie

The persistence and dedication shown by YouTuber dumo to snap a picture of himself every day for eight years straight is impressive, as is the gradual evolution of his face as he matured – and got more handsome – from 2006 to 2014.

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Edible Billboard

Edible Billboard

Michelle Sugar Art worked through the night to create the world’s first cake billboard. Made for Mr. Kipling, the billboard measured 20′ x 10′ and contained 13,360 cakes, many of which were eaten by passersby. More here.

Eye Know

Eye Know

Take a journey through the highways of Tokyo, Japan. Hiroshi Kondo manipulates the nighttime light sources and turns them into a mesmerising array of kaleidoscopic images. The hypnotic score by Ayako Taniguchi helps set the stage.

Theme Park Time-Lapse

Theme Park Time-Lapse

Photographer Thomas Schwarz uses the bright lights of the Midway as the light source for this dizzying time-lapse visit to a theme park that’s sure to wake you up from whatever stupor you might find yourself in from surfing the web.

Instagram Hyperlapse

Instagram Hyperlapse

This amazing new iOS app from Instagram lets you capture impressive “hyperlapse” moving time-lapse videos with your iPhone or iPad. It’s easy to use, lets you vary playback speed, and stabilizes images for cinematic quality.

Ghost Style: Love Never Dies

Ghost Style: Love Never Dies

Patrick Cheung and Brandon Ho spent about a year making one of the most impressive time-lapse videos we’ve ever seen. Patrick made it seem like Brandon was standing still as the scenery around him moved and evolved.

J’adore Paris

J’adore Paris

Photographer Paul Richardson spent three weeks in Paris. After a total of 400 hours of work, he finished this intense time-lapse of the French capital, presenting the city as a lively metropolis with equal parts history and progress.

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