Awesome Time Lapse

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.

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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.

You Would Not Believe Me

You Would Not Believe Me

A rock paper scissors bet starts a hand’s journey all over the world in this fun three-year time-lapse, which serves as the music video for You Would Not Believe Me, a song from alternative band People the Kangaroo.

Phased: LA

Phased: LA

Joe Capra of Scientifantastic shot this time-lapse of Los Angeles using a 100 megapixel Phase One XF IQ3 camera. Rather than rendering the video at a resolution none of us could view, he used the 12K footage to produce some slick post-production zoom effects.

Patience

Patience

Photographer Paul Richardson combined moments from his numerous time-lapse projects to create this awesome highlight reel of some of his best work. Despite being just over 2 minutes long, the footage seen here is the result of countless days of painstaking effort.

DIY Utility Cart

DIY Utility Cart

Add to this to your playlist of satisfying videos. YouTuber Dustin Penner brings out his fancy tools to make a humble cart based on the work of artist Tom Sachs. It probably takes him half a day, two clamps and three CNC machines to sharpen his pencils.

Auto

Auto

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.

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.

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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.

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