THE BEST Time Lapse

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.

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.

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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.

Drawing Illusions

Drawing Illusions

Artist Howard Lee shows actual objects beside his photorealistic hand-drawn copies, then he breaks the illusion and gives us a glimpse at how he drew the copy. You can render his trick useless by pausing the video, but it’s still fun to watch.

Building a Super Hornet

Building a Super Hornet

Watch the complex process of assembling an F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jet, reduced to just about three minutes. Each $52 million dollar plane is almost entirely handbuilt at Boeing’s St. Louis plant, with robots handling only a small portion of the process.

Exhale

Exhale

Every summer, Jesse Attanasio gets to take a few weeks off work. Over the last couple of years he spent his vacation time by traveling across North America, capturing landscape time-lapses and “inhaling experiences” along the way. Available in 4K.

Giant LEGO AT-AT Time-Lapse

Giant LEGO AT-AT Time-Lapse

The largest official LEGO AT-AT kit you can buy measures has about 1,100 pieces. Peter “Cavegod” Brookdale’s design uses over 6,000 bricks and is enormous. Charlie Goldberg of BrickVault acquired all the parts to replicate the giant walker, and recorded the build process.

Enlaps Time-Lapse Photo System

Enlaps Time-Lapse Photo System

Designed to simplify shooting time-lapse videos, the Enlaps Tikee sends images over Wi-Fi or 3G, combines still photos into videos, and recharges via solar power. It can shoot every 10 minutes for a week on battery, and uses dual Sony sensors to create a 220º field of view.

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Comiket Crowd Control

Comiket Crowd Control

YouTuber munya munyaka captured this 10-hour time-lapse of the crowd at the 2011 Comic Market or Comiket, a convention in Tokyo for self-published fiction. As munya munyaka notes, the attendees’ discipline was a big help to the Comiket staff. Sunrise is at 1:25.

Extending a Cruise Ship

Extending a Cruise Ship

People put additions onto their houses all the time, but we never thought you could expand a cruise ship to add more space. Check out this fascinating time-lapse clip of a cruise ship as it was cut in twain, and stretched at the Blohm+Voss Shipyards back in 2008.

Building Big Trucks

Building Big Trucks

Liebherr walks us through the process of turning raw sheets of metal into its gargantuan, 600 ton 282 C Haul trucks at their facilities across Australia. The scale of these things doesn’t sink in until the semi shows up to transport the truck’s hopper.

Stormscapes 3

Stormscapes 3

(Flashing lights) Photographer Nicolaus Wegner graciously shares his latest compilation of time-lapse videos of storms in the US. It has everything: massive clouds, rainbows, lightning and much more. The song is Everything by Everyone Moves Away.

The World Is Round

The World Is Round

Photographer Darwinfish105 used special image stitching software to map his time-lapse images of Japan into spherical projections, creating a surreal look at the world around him, as if it were both inside and outside a crystal ball.

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