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Awesome Time Lapse

FlightLapse #01: MilkyWay

FlightLapse #01: MilkyWay

Sales Wick of BeyondClouds has the benefit of being both a commercial airline pilot and a pro photographer, which allowed him to capture this time-lapse footage of the night sky from the vantage point of his 777’s cockpit as they flew across the Atlantic towards South America.

Seasonal Drone Time-Lapse

Seasonal Drone Time-Lapse

Watch the season fade in and out over a farm in this short and sweet time-lapse. Photographer Will Strathmann shot the footage intermittently from 2015 to 2017. He tried his best to fly his drone on the same path then aligned the clips to pull off the transitions.

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Making Sand and Gold Art

Making Sand and Gold Art

Artist Tim Bengel shows off the making of the first of his works from his upcoming Monuments exhibition – an incredible large-scale piece which appears out of nothing, after painstakingly dusting a sticky surface with black and white sand grains and gold leaf.

Water Droplet Painting

Water Droplet Painting

Illustrator Adam SB shows us how the simplest of mediums – plain old H2O – can be used to create art. By dripping precise amounts of water onto a smooth surface, he creates a temporary artwork that’s sure to satisfy any obsessive need for order.

Little Big World: Oman

Little Big World: Oman

Photographer Joerg Daiber used a combination of aerial, time-lapse, and tilt-shift techniques to capture a trip through the many scenic locales of the Sultanate of Oman. As usual, the distortion of tilt-shift makes the entire sequence look like its been played out with toys.

Making Fidget Spinners

Making Fidget Spinners

Those fidget spinner thingies are starting to turn up everywhere, but rather than buy some cheap mass-produced toy, our old pal Engineer BrunS decided to make some of his own. There are few things more satisfying than watching metal shavings go flying as it’s milled.

Making a Karambit Knife

Making a Karambit Knife

For their latest video, Miller Knives walks us through the process of handmaking a micro karambit-style knife. We found the flying sparks, the sped-up sound of the belt sander, and the polishing of the handle to be especially satisfying.

Range Rover Reborn

Range Rover Reborn

Land Rover is now offering the opportunity for UK buyers to purchase perfectly restored versions of classic and collectable 1970s era Range Rovers. Watch as the first vehicle from the Range Rover Reborn program is brought back to its former glory.

Making a Steampunk Lighter

Making a Steampunk Lighter

G.I Customs posted this cool time-lapse video that shows off the painstaking process of hand-machining a custom bronze and brass steampunk-style lighter. We would have liked to see how he created the skull design though.

Laser Cutting the Eiffel Tower

Laser Cutting the Eiffel Tower

Time-lapse footage of one of Thunder Laser’s cutting machines as it precisely slices through a sheet of MDF plywood, gradually revealing the intricate latticework of a flat-pack model of the Eiffel Tower. We don’t really need one, but we want one of these machines in our office now.

The Ground Beneath Me

The Ground Beneath Me

Once per day for the last year, Mark Cersosimo snapped a photo of the ground beneath his feet, then assembled the images into a personal travelogue of sorts. It’s a welcome departure from other photo of the day videos. It’s also a good look at his shoe collection.

Rebuilding a Fiat 500 Engine

Rebuilding a Fiat 500 Engine

A fun time-lapse video for gearheads, as the lovely Giovanna Parascandolo takes a fully disassembled engine from a 1967 Fiat 500 F and reassembles it. She says it took her about two full days to complete the task, but it’s been digested down to just under 4 minutes.

Pano LA

Pano LA

A couple of years ago, a client asked photographer Joe Capra for panoramic time-lapse shots of LA. The project eventually fell through, but Joe loved his initial shots. So he kept on shooting. For 2 years. The bigger the screen you have to watch on, the better.

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Building a LEGO Death Star

Building a LEGO Death Star

A wonderfully satisfying stop-motion time-lapse of the construction of the 4,016 piece LEGO Death Star, captured by Bart van Dijk. We love the way he morphed each frame of the build, so the bricks don’t just pop in, and instead emerge smoothly.

Carving Pencil Tip Sculptures

Carving Pencil Tip Sculptures

Artist Salavat Fidai (Салават Фидаи) creates incredibly detailed sculptures using the sharpened pencil leads as his medium. Among his many miniature creations are Wall-E, the Statue of Liberty, a prancing horse, Big Ben, a violin, and the world’s smallest elephant.

Running the Seasons

Running the Seasons

While preparing for a marathon in Montana, runner Jeff Dougherty captured nearly 100,000 photos of his 5-mile daily loop, then combined them into this cool hyperlapse, which morphs between sunny spring and summer days, wintry afternoons, and the browns and oranges of fall.

Building Train Cars

Building Train Cars

Time-lapse footage from the Bombardier Carriage Works in Derby, England, where workers have built train cars since 1839. It’s amazing to see these machines birthed out of what seems like thin air. These modern cars are for the UK’s Elizabeth line.

Burning Man 2016 Hyperlapse

Burning Man 2016 Hyperlapse

Filmmaker Mark Day captured this vibrant footage of the crazy contraptions, sculptures, and art installations which turned up at this year’s gathering in Black Rock City, Nevada. We can only imagine it would be even cooler on shrooms.

Wolf Carving Time-Lapse

Wolf Carving Time-Lapse

Watch an ordinary block of wood carved into an intricate sculpture of a howling wolf by artist WieselRobot. If you’re wondering about the smaller wolf in the background, he also hand-sculpted that from clay.

One Year on Earth

One Year on Earth

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.

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Making a Maple Cloud Bowl

Making a Maple Cloud Bowl

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!)

Colors of New York

Colors of New York

(Flashing images) Vimeo member jansoli’s overwhelming hyperlapse video is the visual translation of “The City That Never Sleeps,” showing off the vibrant colors and movement of New York City.

Caterpillar Processional

Caterpillar Processional

Stargazer Pictures recently spotted a long line of caterpillars crossing their path in Perth, Australia, each dutifully following the fuzzy larvae leading the way. This time-lapse footage speeds things up a bit for our enjoyment.

Swimming Pool Time-lapse

Swimming Pool Time-lapse

An awesome time-lapse video of the installation of the swimming pool that was installed in Omaha, NE for the U.S. Olympic Trials back in 2012. This isn’t what we usually think of when somebody mentions an “above-ground pool.”

1 Million Dots

1 Million Dots

Artist David Bayo demonstrates his painstaking process, as he creates a beautifully shaded portrait using his Rotring Rapidograph pen to place a seemingly endless flow of tiny dots. We’re not sure he actually counted to a million, but it’s amazing nonetheless.

Storm Glass Time-Lapse

Storm Glass Time-Lapse

A storm glass is a contraption which was invented in the 18th century as a (not very effective) weather forecast device. As NightHawkInLight demonstrates, when its crystal-growing action is sped up, it looks like a self-operating snow globe. DIY video here.

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