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Humans and vehicles pack and overlap on streets, roads and skies, but everything remains sharply focused. RISD film student Conner Griffith captures the hustle and bustle of urban life in this incredibly creative and mind-boggling twist on time-lapse videos.

Sculpting an Octopus

Sculpting an Octopus

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.

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Halo, Džozefina!

Halo, Džozefina!

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.

California on Fire (Fire Chasers)

California on Fire (Fire Chasers)

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.

The Starry Night in Water

The Starry Night in Water

Artist Garip Ay demonstrates how to replicate Vincent Van Gogh’s iconic swirled masterpiece The Starry Night by painting it on water that he’s dyed black. Be sure to stick around for an awesome surprise at the end.

LEGO Porsche Time-Lapse

LEGO Porsche Time-Lapse

The LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS looks awesome, but complicated. Tune in for the next 25 minutes to watch the assembly in this extensive and not so fast time-lapse from Brick Builder. That instruction book looks thicker than the actual car’s owner’s manual.

Rebuilding a Flathead V8

Rebuilding a Flathead V8

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.

LEGO TARDIS Time-Lapse

LEGO TARDIS Time-Lapse

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.

Sydney 500 Tilt-shift

Sydney 500 Tilt-shift

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 Falcon 9 POV Ocean Landing

SpaceX Falcon 9 POV Ocean Landing

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.

Giant Pumpkin Time-Lapse

Giant Pumpkin Time-Lapse

YouTuber matt radach shares 5 months worth of footage that captured the growth of a pumpkin from a seed into a pampered 1,223lb. boulder. The amazing part is that it won only 5th place at the 2014 Pullayup Fair; the winner was a 1,621.5lb edible asteroid.

My Life in Technicolor

My Life in Technicolor

Inspired by photographer Noah Kalina’s daily portrait project, YouTuber Sam Reid also took a photo of himself everyday from 2011 until 2016. As a twist, he made his old selves sing along to Coldplay’s Life in Technicolor.

Miniature Madras

Miniature Madras

A wonderful tilt-shifted, time-lapse video which provides a glimpse into the spectacle which is the Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple Festival, which takes place in Mylapore, Chennai, India every April. Here we see colorful parade floats moving through throngs of onlookers.

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London: Day and Night

London: Day and Night

Photographer Matel used his Sony A7Rii to capture some wonderful time-lapse footage of London, England by the light of day and in the dark of night, then stitched the two together into a cool split-screen that shows two very different sides of the vibrant city.

Marvel Civil War II Variant Covers

Marvel Civil War II Variant Covers

Marvel hired freehand phenom Kim Jung Gi to make a large illustration depicting its heroes fighting each other. The artwork will be split into eight and used as variant covers for the upcoming Civil War II comics, which will be released this June. Hi-res image here.

Wood Shop Metal Ceiling

Wood Shop Metal Ceiling

Hampton Rutland picks up where he left off with his time-lapse wood shop build, this time laying in insulation and corrugated metal sheets against his roof, and joined by some special guests along the way. The fun starts around 2:11.

Saigon Hyperlapse

Saigon Hyperlapse

Using a DJI Osmo camera, time-lapse, and pumped up colors, Rufus Blackwell captured this enthralling look at Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon) that will make you want drop what you’re doing and visit the Vietnamese city. More on how he shot it at Fstoppers.

Docking with the ISS

Docking with the ISS

A time-lapse of the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft docking at the International Space Station last year. TMA-16M ferried astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko to the space station for their one-year mission.

Forged

Forged

Man at Arms’ original host Tony Swatton makes a Roman gladius sword in this sharp time-lapse video by director Phil Holland. They made the video to test the new Red Weapon 8K system. The track is Technically, Missing from the Gone Girl OST. Watch in 4K if you’ve got the display.

Undisturbed Places

Undisturbed Places

Photographer Maciej Tomków traveled to some of Earth’s most unspoiled locales in Namibia and Botswana to create this wonderful time-lapse short film filled with amazing light, shadow, and organic forms. The behind the scenes footage is worth a watch too.

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The Third Eye

The Third Eye

A whirlwind but crystal clear tour of Morocco, from the crowded Jemaa el-Fnaa Square to the desolate Sahara desert. An amazing collection of time-lapse videos by Kamil Piechowiak and Martyna Wroblewska aka KamKam Visuals.

Chevy SS: Chicago to Daytona

Chevy SS: Chicago to Daytona

Chevrolet put us behind the wheel of the awesome 415hp V8 2016 SS sports sedan, for an epic 1300+ mile road trip to see the Daytona 500. We time-lapsed the 19+ hour drive down to 5 minutes. The car was fast and comfy, and its new dual-mode exhaust sounded amazing.

The Reclaimed Wood Shop

The Reclaimed Wood Shop

Hampton Rutland made this lighthearted time-lapse video about how he built the walls of his new workshop using reclaimed wood. The build starts at 2:10, then something even better starts to happen at 3:30.

Skylight

Skylight

Six years in the making, photographer and filmmaker Chris Pritchard’s soothing and visually stunning 4K time-lapse film moves deftly from country to city, and around the globe, showing off the many wonders of the sky above our heads.

Thunderstorm Time-lapse

Thunderstorm Time-lapse

Blue Dog Films used a Canon 5d Mk3 to capture this incredibly ominous and awe-inspiring time-lapse footage of a storm brewing over Maroochydore, Australia, churning away like something from the ark opening scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Boston Layer-lapse

Boston Layer-lapse

Photographer Julian Tryba spent a total of 100 hours shooting and 350 hours editing over 150,000 photos to create another beautiful layer-lapse, this time featuring some of the most popular spots in Boston.

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