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Awesome Time Lapse

Drawing a Bio-Mechanical Crab

Drawing a Bio-Mechanical Crab

An engrossing time-lapse short showing artist Steeven Salvat as he creates an intricate pen and ink illustration, a drawing of a mechanical-biological hybrid crustacean. Check out the completed image and others from the series on his Behance page.

Sculpting a Demogorgon

Sculpting a Demogorgon

Watch as sculptor LoreCraft transforms a hunk of styrofoam, clay, mesh, and paints into a detailed bust of the nightmare-inducing demogorgon from Stranger Things. Those teeth still get us every time. Oh, and watch the volume on your speakers at 5:00.

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Burger Time-lapse Battle

Burger Time-lapse Battle

Temponaut Timelapse conducted an experiment to see whether a fast food hamburger or one made from fresh, organic ingredients would decompose faster. It’s fascinating to see the cross-contamination when they’re placed in the same chamber.

Building a Log Cabin Solo

Building a Log Cabin Solo

My Self Reliance is an avid outdoorsman and loves doing what he calls “real life Minecraft.” Watch him spend around six months splitting wood and building a cabin all by his lonesome and using only hand tools. We’re both envious and tired after watching his time-lapse.

Pokémon Draw ‘Em All! Poster

Pokémon Draw ‘Em All! Poster
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Artist Christopher Cayco spent about 350 hours over 42 days drawing more than 1,100 Pokémon – all 807 of the world famous critters plus variations and special forms. He must hate Eevee now. Don’t believe him? He actually documented his drawing process.

The Beatles Aging Together

The Beatles Aging Together

Watch the Fab Four go from fresh-faced youth down to two remaining knights as their hits play in the background. YouTuber Angel Nene says they used dozens of photos from different sources to create the morphing effect. Cue the Sir Paul McCartney conspiracy theorists.

Galaxies Vol. II

Galaxies Vol. II

Astro-photographer Adrien Mauduit traveled to different countries and used some of the latest equipment to capture unbelievable views of various galaxies. The soundtrack makes the sights even more epic. Check out Adrien’s first compilation here.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

Photographer Jesse Watson captured some stunning time-lapse imagery of a recent launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as it lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The visuals are a stark contrast to the crummy dash cam video that’s been going viral.

Inner Circle Sketch

Inner Circle Sketch

Artist Leontine van vliet will quickly captivate you as she sketches out a little pastel drawing inside of a circle traced from a tape roll. The original YouTube video gives away the surprise too early, hence the sped-up gfycat version.

Building the Kelpies

Building the Kelpies

A few years back, we saw breathtaking images of The Kelpies, a pair of 98-foot-tall horse sculptures in Falkirk, Scotland. Now you can see how they came together in this wonderful time-lapse by Walid Salhab, who captured over 120,000 individual images to complete the film.

Making Pickle Rick with a 3D Pen

Making Pickle Rick with a 3D Pen

3D printing pens aren’t as magical or user-friendly as we first thought. But 3D Pen Lab shows us that what these gadgets can do… with enough practice and imagination. Watch them make a surprisingly detailed Pickle Rick in this time-lapse.

Cinque Terre: Time-lapse

Cinque Terre: Time-lapse

There is something about this time of year and the light in Italy. It is like no other, and Casper Rolsted captures it and much, much more in this beautifully edited time-lapse of the five small villages on the rugged Italian Riviera known as the Cinque Terre.

Robot Vacuum Time-lapse Dance

Robot Vacuum Time-lapse Dance

CirrusPilot has an awfully impressive mancave – a hangar which which packs fancy cars, a massive video screen, a jetski, and a single-engine airplane. He also employs a menagerie of six robot vacuums to keep the place tidy, and shared this video of them doing their chores.

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LEGO Millennium Falcon Speed Build

LEGO Millennium Falcon Speed Build

For those of us who don’t have the time (or the money) to build the 7500+ piece LEGO 75192 UCS Millennium Falcon set ourselves, Benjamin Große has condensed the process down to a 2-minute time-lapse. Check out BrickBuilder’s 52-minute video if you want more detail.

30 Day Time-lapse at Sea

30 Day Time-lapse at Sea

Seaman JeffHK’s latest video is comprised of about 80,000 photos taken in the span of 30 days aboard the container ship where he works. Outside of going to space, sailing the oceans might be the best way to internalize how small we are in the grand scheme of things.

Sculpting the Night King

Sculpting the Night King

Watch as sculptor LoreCraft takes a block of white clay, and gradually transforms it into the evil leader of the whitewalkers on Game of Thrones. In addition to the sculpting and painting, he made that sweet armor by hand too. Impressive!

Shadow of the Eclipse

Shadow of the Eclipse

Lots of us stayed outside to watch the big solar eclipse this week, but this isn’t the view any of us saw. Instead of looking up at the skies, the University of Wisconsin Madison time-lapsed weather satellite imagery to track the shadow of the moon as it crossed the US.

Five Years on Mars

Five Years on Mars

See what NASA’s Curiosity Rover has seen over the last five years trucking along the surface of Mars, as it meandered its way across the Gale Crater. The map on the right of the video provides an overhead view of its trek, collecting data along a 6.1 mile-long path.

Rebuilding a Harley Ironhead

Rebuilding a Harley Ironhead

After showing us what it takes to rebuild a couple of V8s, Hagerty Classic Cars captured the restoration of a V-Twin Ironhead engine from a 1957 Harley-Davidson XL sportster motorcycle. The time-lapse condenses what was surely days of work down to just 5 minutes.

LEGO Statue of Liberty

LEGO Statue of Liberty

To launch the Smithsonian’s new wing, The Nation We Build Together, LEGO Master builder Erik Varszegi designed a 9 foot-tall replica of Lady Liberty, using 25,375 bricks. The 1/32-scale sculpture will be on display at The National Museum of American History through 2017.

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Statue of Liberty: A Year in the Life

Statue of Liberty: A Year in the Life

In celebration of The Statue of Liberty’s 130th year, EarthCam captured this beautiful 4K time-lapse of the iconic New York monument over the course of 365 days. As she receives countless visitors, and weathers whatever nature dishes out, she always stands tall.

Repainting Jumbo Jets

Repainting Jumbo Jets

Back in 2015, Virgin Australia repainted all of its airplanes with a fresh new look. It took 18 painters, about 69 gallons of paint, and 11 days to complete each jet. The most fascinating part of the time-lapse footage is watching the old paint melt off after it’s bathed in thinner.

Toposcape

Toposcape

(Flashing Images) Adnaan takes us on a dizzying tour of several very different locales around our globe, assembled from over 4,000 satellite images from Google Earth, set to the track Midnight by Caravan Palace. The crop circles look like spinning turntables to us.

FRACTAL

FRACTAL

“A manifestation of nature’s attempt to correct an extreme imbalance.” Storm chaser Chad Cowan has spent over 10,000 hours documenting supercells across the United States. Here are some of the gems in his archives. Watch in 4K if you can.

Spring

Spring

Filmmaker Jamie Scott celebrates spring with a time-lapse parade of the season’s harbingers: flowers springing to life. It took him a total of 3 years to compile the footage. One of those things that we’re grateful is just here for free for us to enjoy. Amazing stuff.

Steev&Jan: HERAUT

Steev&Jan: HERAUT

Artists Steeven Salvat and Jan Theo do something very rare – they work together simultaneously on the same illustration to create a single cohesive image. This time-lapse shows them working from the edges towards the middle of one of their amazing drawings.

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