Awesome Time Lapse

Android Dreams

Android Dreams

Photographer Samuel Cockedey’s title pays tribute to Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, with a time-lapse of Tokyo, set to the sounds of Blade Runner, the film Phillip K. Dick’s book inspired.

Midnight Sun: Iceland

Midnight Sun: Iceland

Another eye-popping time-lapse, this one shot in Iceland during the Summer, when the sun never sets, and light remains 24 hours-a-day. Shot by Joe Capra over 17 days and from 38,000 images.

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Brinno Time-Lapse Camera

Brinno Time-Lapse Camera

Brinno’s wireless, waterproof TLC100 camera automatically captures 1280×1024 time-lapse shots onto your USB flash drive. Just set your interval, lock down the camera, wait, and out pops a video.

Camper Van LEGO: Time-Lapse

Camper Van LEGO: Time-Lapse

LEGO enthusiast Marshall Matlock assembles the LEGO Volkswagen T1 Camper van, giving us a neat view of the tiny details included in the set, from the moving engine parts to the retro curtains.

Landscapes: Volume Two

Landscapes: Volume Two

We’ve featured a plethora of awesome time-lapse scenes, but our eyeballs nearly popped out of their sockets when we saw Dustin Farrell’s video, produced from raw stills from a Canon 5D2 DSLR.

Auroras from Space

Auroras from Space

An extraordinary view of the Northern and Southern Auroras captured from the ISS as it orbits the globe, making Earth look like some far-off alien planet. Another awesome clip here.

Orbiting Earth Time-Lapse

Orbiting Earth Time-Lapse

This time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station gives us a quick glimpse into what flying over the planet would be like. Full screen and HD are a must for this ride.

Cross-Country in 5 Minutes

Cross-Country in 5 Minutes

On a week-long trip from Seattle to Maine, YouTuber smithje77 programmed his Droid X camera to snap a still every 90 seconds during the 3,000 mile journey, and created this time-lapse.

Compressed 02

Compressed 02

Filmmaker Kim Pimmel’s short piece combines dish soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid, a macro lens and time lapse techniques to create something quite astounding. Can you believe it’s not digital?

Tempest Milky Way

Tempest Milky Way

The talented – and very diligent – Randy Halverson is back with another unbelievably amazing time lapse of the night sky, this time with bonus shots of storm clouds and lightning. Pictures here.

LA Light

LA Light

The movie industry’s biggest stars can often be seen in Los Angeles, but the city has other lights and sights that are dear to locals, as shown in this video by Colin Rich. Music by Cinematic Orchestra.

New York Times-Lapse

New York Times-Lapse

Over the course of the last year or so, Phillip Mendonça-Vieira accidentally captured 12,000 screenshots of the home page of the NYT, and decided to put them to good use.

Eastern Sierra Time-Lapse

Eastern Sierra Time-Lapse

Jeff Chen Kuo Chih spent eight consecutive nights capturing the night time scenery of Eastern Sierra –  forests, waterfalls and the magnificent Milky Way, on his Nikon D5100 and D3 cameras.

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5 Minute Cruise

5 Minute Cruise

Too busy to take the time off to go on a cruise? That’s okay, if you can spare just 5 minutes out of your busy day, that’s all you’ll need to take the express 134 hour tour of Norway’s Hurtigruten.

Phoenix Haboob

Phoenix Haboob

Haboob (Arabic هبوب): a type of intense sandstorm. If you were in Phoenix on June 5, you got smacked with a big ol’ haboob. Mike Olbinski captured a nice time-lapse of the huge storm for the rest of us.

Ocean Sky

Ocean Sky

Alex Cherney’s award-winning time-lapse video is made from over 30 hours of night and early morning shots of the Australian ocean and sky. Makes us wish our eyes were as sharp as cameras.

IKEA Manhattan

IKEA Manhattan

Photographer Robert Lyons shot this footage of the lower Manhattan skyline constructed entirely from IKEA boxes. This behind-the-scenes footage is way cooler than the commercial they used it for.

Abu Dhabi – 2011 Time Lapse

Abu Dhabi – 2011 Time Lapse

Beno Saradzic’s glittering time lapse video of Abu Dhabi also gives us a history lesson; it takes us from the contributions Sheikh Zayed made in the past to the majestic metropolis it is now.

Earth Rotation Time-Lapse

Earth Rotation Time-Lapse

YouTuber bulletpeople edited the ESO time-lapse video by Stephane Guisard and Jose Francisco Salgado, turning it using the stars as fixed reference points to show the Earth’s movement.

Year of the Moon

Year of the Moon

While we wish this were a time-lapse of the actual moon, we’re still mesmerized by this silent animation of the moon going through a full year of phases. Best served with a side of Philip Glass.

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Manhattan in Motion

Manhattan in Motion

Over the course of about a month, Photographer Josh Owens (aka “mindrelic”) shot this dizzying and dramatic time-lapse footage from various hotel balconies around New York City.

Puppy Time-Lapse

Puppy Time-Lapse

Dunder the dog goes from 8 weeks to a year-old in 45 seconds, with bonus pictures of the mutt in costume and with props. Watch it a second time and just stare at Dunder’s ears.

Telescope Time-Lapse

Telescope Time-Lapse

Time-lapse video of the Very Large Telescope array of the European Southern Observatory and the stunning sky over Paranal, Chile. Shot by Stephane Guisard and Jose Francisco Salgado.

TRON: Legacy Mural

TRON: Legacy Mural

Time-lapse video of the talented graffiti artist Jim Vision creating a 65-foot Tron: Legacy mural in London. The video was shot over 4 days using two Canon 5D MK 2 cameras and a 3D rig.

Arctic Midnight Sun

Arctic Midnight Sun

Time-lapse of the phenomenon known as the Midnight Sun, where the sun never quite sets and may be visible for 24 hours. This one was shot in the Arctic, but it also occurs in the Antarctic.

Heavy Traffic at Logan

Heavy Traffic at Logan

Compressing about 70 minutes of take-offs at Boston’s Logan International Airport into just over 2:30 makes it look like these airplanes are taking off just a little too close to each other for comfort.

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