Awesome Time Lapse

Making a Guitar from Scratch

Making a Guitar from Scratch

An immensely satisfying time-lapse video of luthier (string instrument maker) and plectrier (pick maker) Patrick Hufschmid as he creates one of his gorgeous hand-built electric guitars. The sped-up carpentry sounds are just as awesome as the imagery.

Building the Death Star

Building the Death Star

One thing that’s always bothered us about science fiction is how we see these enormous, futuristic constructions, and never see how they get built. Thanks to Isaac and Benjamin Botkin, here’s a look at how the ultimate power in the universe might have been assembled.

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Jakarta Joy

Jakarta Joy

Photographer Joerg Daiber paid a visit to Jakarta, Indonesia to capture vibrant, moving images of its lights, buildings, and people as they go about their days and nights in this enormous, and rapidly-growing city.

Theory of Time

Theory of Time

Street artist DAKU’s overhead installation in Goa, India casts shadows of words onto the ground as the sun shines through its semi-transparent panels. When viewed in time-lapse, the design is particularly effective. (Thanks Richard!)

Machining a Giant Gear

Machining a Giant Gear

A look inside the P. van der Wegen Gear factory, where they make enormous gears for mining applications. While the process of milling these massive parts is truly fascinating, we can only imagine what they look like when in use in the machinery they’re destined for.

Melting Ice Cream

Melting Ice Cream

Macro Room’s time-lapse footage of ice cream bars and popsicles melting into the ground is simultaneously hypnotic and depressing, bringing on flashbacks to that time we dropped a bomb pop on the ground at age five and cried for an hour.

Drawing Pennywise

Drawing Pennywise

Watch in awe as illustrator drawholic starts with a blank sheet of paper, and proceeds to sketch out an impressively accurate Prismacolor pencil rendering of Pennywise the clown, as he appeared in the 2017 big screen version of Stephen King’s IT.

Painting with Gunpowder

Painting with Gunpowder

Artist Danny Shervin precisely arranges granules of gunpowder on canvas or wood, then sets it on fire to create burnt-in pointillist art. You can buy originals and prints of his work on his website.

H.A.A.R.P. Borealis

H.A.A.R.P. Borealis

Located in Eastern Alaska, the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program is a research facility used to study the ionosphere. The Skyglow Project recently was granted access to the mysterious looking array of antennas, and caught the Aurora Borealis while shooting.

How a Tesla Model 3 Gets Made

How a Tesla Model 3 Gets Made

Tesla recently shared this brief time-lapse video shot from the point-of-view of a Model 3 going through the company’s assembly line. The car’s thousands of parts are installed by a combination of human and machine workers. We’d love to see a longer, narrated version.

Horizons Mission Time-lapse

Horizons Mission Time-lapse

During his journey on the International Space Station, astronaut Alexander Gerst captured thousands of images to create time-lapse footage of sunrises, auroras, cloud movements, and other amazing sights that can only be seen from space.  See more of Alex’s images here.

Son Doodles, Dad Illustrates

Son Doodles, Dad Illustrates

Thomas Romain is an animator in Japan. He loves to use his spare time turning his two sons’ character sketches into detailed drawings. His children’s imaginations are top notch. They’ve released an art book that contains some of their collaborations.

Full Cloud Inversion

Full Cloud Inversion

Among the many incredible images captured during this Grand Canyon time-lapse video from the SKYGLOW Project is a phenomenon called a “full cloud inversion,” during which clouds get trapped between the walls of rock formations, forming a sort ocean filled with puffy clouds.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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