Awesome Time Lapse

Gradual Tower Demolition

Gradual Tower Demolition

A unique demolition method called Taisei Ecological Reproduction gradually dismantles a building one a floor at a time from the inside. It might take a while before they get all the way to the bottom though.

Further Up Yonder

Further Up Yonder

A time-lapse video made by Giacomo Sardelli using images from NASA and messages from astronauts, urging us to work together to realize what they see: one planet without borders. Subtitles here.

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Spider Web Time-Lapse

Spider Web Time-Lapse

Vimeographer Jean-Michel chanced upon this spider weaving a web and decided to document the process. He used a Nikon D4 in time-lapse mode, shooting once every 4 secs. for about 1-1/2 hours.

Guangzhou 2012

Guangzhou 2012

An awesome hyperlapse – a time-lapse video with lots of pans and rotations – of Guangzhou city in China, showing both its modern and traditional sights. Made by zweizwei. Best watched full-screen.

Helvetia’s Dream

Helvetia’s Dream

A time-lapse video of Switzerland by photographer Alessandro Della Bella.The sheer number of locations Della Bella shot from and his long exposure shots near the end are breathtaking.

Face Painting Time-Lapse

Face Painting Time-Lapse

It’s quite a sight to watch the beauty spill out of Agnes Cecile’s brushes in this sped up video of her painting a captivating face. There’s more clips of her great work on her Youtube page.

Toy Planes Landing

Toy Planes Landing

By tweaking the of footage of planes landing at London’s Heathrow Airport to 17x normal speed, Cargospotter created an strange, mesmerizing illusion that makes the jumbo jets look like toys.

Empty America: Seattle

Empty America: Seattle

Inspired by Matt Logue’s Empty LA photo book, Ross Ching started Empty America, a series of time lapse videos showing various cities with no person in sight. Making-of video here. First video here.

Mission 26: The Big Endeavour

Mission 26: The Big Endeavour

Cinematographer Matthew Givot and friends shot this stunning time-lapse video of the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s final mission, a slow journey through the streets of LA. Best watched in full-screen.

Grand Canyon: Blink of Time

Grand Canyon: Blink of Time

GOTM Films shot over 80,000 photos of the Grand Canyon over the course of 7 weeks. Their goal was to show the scope of the natural wonder. We think they succeeded. The song is Don’t Waste by Figgy.

Very Little Stars

Very Little Stars

A collection of timelapse, hyperlapse and tilt-shift photography by Ben Wiggins. Wiggins was able to capture motion without sacrificing detail. The song is The Alley by DeVotchKa. Best watched full-screen.

Sand Mandala Time-Lapse

Sand Mandala Time-Lapse

Buddhist monks spend days creating an intricate mandala using colored sands. Once complete, they destroy their masterwork in seconds, symbolizing the impermanence of life. More here.

Airplane Cockpit Time-Lapse

Airplane Cockpit Time-Lapse

A commercial pilot captures a week’s worth of flying from the perspective of the cockpit, condensing numerous take-offs, landings, and bugs on the windshield into a hypnotic 8-minute clip.

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Ascendance

Ascendance

Henry Jun Wah Lee went to California’s Joshua Tree National Park and Ancient Bristlecone Forest to capture the Perseid meteor shower this past August, but our planet put on quite a show as well.

12.5 Years of Noah

12.5 Years of Noah

Photographer Noah Kalina started taking a picture of himself daily on January 11, 2000, and hasn’t missed a day since. That’s dedication. Or narcissism. Here are his pictures up ’til June 2012.

Empire State of Pen

Empire State of Pen

Artist Patrick Vale draws the view of the Manhattan skyline from the Empire State Building. It took Vale about 5 days on and off to finish the drawing. The song is Moanin’ by Charles Mingus.

A Day in Rio de Janeiro

A Day in Rio de Janeiro

Joe Simon used a Canon 5D Mk. III to shoot this time-lapse of the world famous city, a gem formed out of both the mountains and the sea. The song is An Ocean Tumbled By by Lowercase Noises.

5 Year Hair-Lapse

5 Year Hair-Lapse

A guy with a knack for changing his hairdos, facial hair (and t-shirts) snapped a still of himself every day over the course of five years, then assembled his ever-changing look into a 4-minute time-lapse.

Dream Music

Dream Music

It took Marc Donahue and Sean Michael Williams a total of 6 months to film this medley music video. That’s about 6 to 8 hours of work for 3 to 4 seconds of footage. Watch Part 1 here.

NightFall

NightFall

Los Angeles is not a cold, dead place. The latest time-lapse video from photographer Colin Rich highlights the energy of the city from sunup to sundown. The song is Echoes of Mine by M83.

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Lollapalooza Evac Time Lapse

Lollapalooza Evac Time Lapse

No matter what your opinion of the megafest is, you have to hand it to the Lollapalooza organizers for getting the capacity crowd out of the path of this dangerous storm and safely back to raging.

Ants vs. Gecko

Ants vs. Gecko

Nature. It’s disgusting. Watch in amazement and horror as numerous ants devour this recently-deceased gecko over the course of 38 hours, and captured as a time-lapse.

EuroLapse

EuroLapse

A time-lapse video of various European cities taken by David Smith using a Nikon D7000 with a Tokina 11-16mm lens. List of cities here. The song is Journey’s End by Blackmill.

Batman Speed Art

Batman Speed Art

Artist DuksArts used his creative skills and Photoshop to create this awesome illustration of The Dark Knight in about three hours. Here, we see the whole process boiled down to 3 minutes.

Super Mario 3D Chalk Art

Super Mario 3D Chalk Art

Watch an illusion come alive before your eyes in this time lapse video by Mike Larremore, showing Chris Carlson making a 3D chalk drawing of Mario and a NES controller. Dat D-Pad o__o.

Lights over Lapland

Lights over Lapland

Perhaps the best ever time-lapse photography of the Aurora Borealis, Chad Blakley assembled 3 years of DSLR footage to create this awe-inspiring demonstration of Mother Nature’s spectacle.

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