THE BEST Time Lapse

Low Earth Orbit

Low Earth Orbit

Hong Kong video production company Visual Suspect created this awesome time-lapse footage by sending a drone into circular flight trajectories around Folegandros Island, Greece, resulting in a unique and awe-inspiring perspective on the world below.

Longest Space Time-lapse

Longest Space Time-lapse

To celebrate the International Space Station’s 20 years, the ESA released this 15-minute continuous time-lapse video captured by astronaut Alexander Gerst, as the ISS orbits the Earth two times over. The clip is comprised of 21,000+ images captured over about 3 hours.

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Soyuz Rocket Time-lapse

Soyuz Rocket Time-lapse

The European Space Agency shared this stunning time-lapse footage captured from the vantage point of the International Space Station, as astronaut Alexander Gerst watched a Russian Soyuz rocket take flight and head towards the ISS with fresh supplies.

The Wormhole

The Wormhole

(Flashing images) Michael Shainblum made this amazing series of mirrored and kaleidoscopic time-lapses of various cities. The imagery ranges from serene to cyberpunk. Featuring Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, New York City, Dubai, Doha, Singapore and Shanghai.

Sky

Sky

Photographer Ron Risman’s latest time lapse photography is an ode to the ever-changing beauty of the sky. The time-lapse film features everything from clouds bathed in sunlight, to clear night skies, to storms and tornadoes bursting with rain and wind.

Crayon Face Melt

Crayon Face Melt

Sculptor Steven Richter decided to do something really gross and creepy this past Halloween, as he took a mix of crayons and clay, and used the colorful concoction to cover a skeleton so he could melt it down just like the evil Nazi in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Milling Copper Rings

Milling Copper Rings

Watch as a solid block of copper is magically transformed into a set of linking rings with the help of talented metalsmith Viktor Leontiev and his trusty milling machine. The finished piece looks great set onto its hand-turned wooden base.

DIY Chainmaille Time-lapse

DIY Chainmaille Time-lapse

Evan Snider walks us through the process of crafting a completely handmade chainmaille shirt, painstakingly assembled from thousands of copper rings, individually opened, then linked over the course of 66 hours. The finished shirt weighs in at about 25 pounds.

Gin Blossoms: Face the Dark

Gin Blossoms: Face the Dark

“Time can’t wake your frozen heart… With an ocean in between us, we can only row so far.” Gin Blossoms teamed up with storm chasing photographer Chad Cowan for the visuals to accompany the brilliant poetry of their latest single. From the album Mixed Reality.

Removing a Foam Tire

Removing a Foam Tire

A high speed look at the process that goes into removing a foam-filled tire at the Sierra Army Depot. These tires are often used by heavy equipment to reduce the risk of punctures. Got 11 minutes to spare? Watch the original real-time video here.

3D Printing Time-Lapse Hack

3D Printing Time-Lapse Hack

Because of their relatively slow speed, time-lapse videos are the best way to showcase 3D printer builds. Make Anything shows off a neat technique that perfectly synchronizes each layer printed with a still camera’s shutter, resulting in a really slick and smooth visual effect.

Building a Giant LEGO Voltron

Building a Giant LEGO Voltron

We’re pretty excited about the new LEGO Voltron set, but this 6-foot-tall version of the mech features more than 12 times as many pieces. This impressive construction took LEGO master builders over 233 hours and 28,000 bricks to design and assemble.

Drawing Iron Spider Spider-Man

Drawing Iron Spider Spider-Man

Sit back and enjoy Artology’s time-lapse video of him creating an incredibly detailed drawing of Spider-Man in his Iron Spider suit from Avengers: Infinity War. It took him a total of 30 hours to finish the drawing. You can buy a print of it and his other works on his Etsy shop.

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The Great Haboob Chase

The Great Haboob Chase

Back in July, 2018, photographer Mike Olbinski set out on a quest to hunt down a dust storm (aka a “haboob”) that was headed for the Arizona desert. After about 3-1/2 hours of storm chasing he managed to capture about 5,000 frames of the epic dust cloud.

The Human Zoetrope

The Human Zoetrope

While Corridor usually packs their videos with digital VFX, their latest clip was done entirely with in-camera effects. By dressing eight performers in identical garb, spinning them on a playground set, and time-lapse, they were able to create a dizzying real-life zoetrope.

Sculpting Hellboy

Sculpting Hellboy

For his latest build, LoreCraft created an amazing, life-size bust of one of our favorite characters of all time, the red-faced, smart-mouthed, and generally badass Hellboy, complete with his iconic devil’s horn stumps and a smoking cigar.

Steep Funicular Time-lapse

Steep Funicular Time-lapse

Take a ride on Switzerland’s Gelmerbahn – an open-air funicular that sends passengers along a 3,373 foot-long route with a maximum 106º grade. Raphael Sandoz captured this time-lapse footage to speed up the 8-minute journey. If you prefer a more leisurely ride, try this.

Capsule360 Camera Motion Control

Capsule360 Camera Motion Control

Miops’ Capsule360 is a versatile and compact motion controller for cameras. It works with smartphones, action cameras, and DSLRs up to 7kg. Combine multiple units for 3-axis control. It can track objects, faces and even stars, and can even replicate recorded movements.

The Tescott Tornado

The Tescott Tornado

Stormchasing photographer Mike Olbinski got exactly what he was looking for back on May 1. While making his way through the plains of Kansas, he set up his camera to shoot a time lapse of the stormy weather, and managed to capture the initial formation of an EF3 tornado.

Safari Botswana Time-lapse

Safari Botswana Time-lapse

Filmmaker Tyler Fairbank created this eye-popping sequence of footage of some of the Earth’s most incredible wildlife. His time-lapse, flow-motion technique further enhances the stunning 4K footage by leading our eye through some of the most compelling shots he captured.

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Death Valley 8K

Death Valley 8K

Brothers Will and Jim Pattiz aka More Than Just Parks spent 14 days capturing the various ecosystems of Death Valley National Park. Watch their crispy time lapse clips in 4K if you can. You can license their footage in 8K on their website.

LHR to SFO in 4 Minutes

LHR to SFO in 4 Minutes

It’s a flight that takes about 11 hours, but thanks to time-lapse video and British Airlines captain Dave Wallsworth, you can experience the transcontinental wonder of flying from London Heathrow airport to San Francisco International Airport in 0.006 of the time.

Watercolor America

Watercolor America

Artist Josie Lewis created this satisfying time-lapse video of her painting a colorful map of the United States using watercolors. We’re impressed how she was able to keep the colors from bleeding across state borders. Prints available here for $30.

El Capitan World Record Speed Climb

El Capitan World Record Speed Climb

Photographer Tristan Greszko captured this amazing time-lapse of climbers Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds setting a new speed record for climbing The Nose, a 2,900ft route on Yosemite’s El Capitan. The pair completed the climb in 2h, 19min and 44s.

Sculpting Thanos

Sculpting Thanos

To celebrate the upcoming release of Avengers: Infinity War, artist Steven Richter created a clay sculpture then cast and painted this impressive handmade mini bust of the film’s villain, Thanos, complete with light-up LED eyeballs for added effect.

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