NASA used the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), to capture images of our planet over the course of a year – once every 2 hours at a distance of 1 million miles – then assembled them into a time-lapse. Scientist Jay Herman narrates and explains their mission.
THE BEST Time Lapse
Frank Howarth is back with another awesome build – this time, he’s created a wonderful turned bowl using walnut and maple, with CNC cloud-shaped forms set into the sides. The stop-motion and orbiting time-lapse of the build is just the icing on the cake. (Thanks Victor!)
Photographer William Briscoe shoots stunning 360-degree VR time-lapse videos of the Milky Way, Aurora Borealis and epic sunsets in the skies over Alaska. The colors and motion are spectacular, but we wish that today’s tech could capture the kind of detail a non-VR clip could.
Polymer clay artist Stephanie K. PetitPlat builds an intricate sculpture of an octopus protecting a coral reef in this two-part time-lapse. The texturing on the body is fantastic, and those teensy suckers are amazing. The finished sculpture is available in her shop.
Vuk Spasojević aka oOtoke’s video starts out slow for the first 30 seconds, but quickly turns into something amazing. We won’t spoil the fun for you, but it took him over 3 years of effort to get it right. The track is Halo, Džozefina (Hello Josephine) by Đorđe Marjanović.
An absolutely stunning and heartwrenching time-lapse short from Jeff Frost that previews a feature documentary by director Julien Pinder and a photo book about the epidemic of forest fires in California, and the brave men and women who risk life and limb to fight them.
Hagerty shares this time-lapse of an old Ford Flathead V8 engine being stripped down to its block, then painstakingly rebuilt to like-new by Thirlby Automotive with the help of Edelbrock. It’s amazing how good something this old can look with enough time and effort.
Ryan “The Brick Man” McNaught and a team of dedicated LEGO and Doctor Who fanatics spent over 300 hours building this life-size replica of the TARDIS. The sculpture appeared last year on Bondi Beach in Australia, and we presume it’s currently traveling through space and time.
Photographer Keith Loutit used his trademark tilt-shift time lapse to turn the 2010 Sydney Telstra 500 V8 Supercars event into a race for ants. We like to imagine Keith is a wizard and is actually bringing toys to life. The celebration scene in particular is unreal.
SpaceX just launched a communications satellite to space using its Falcon 9 rocket. For the third time in a row, the rocket’s first stage booster landed in the ocean on a drone ship. This brief time-lapse from an onboard camera shows the booster’s descent.