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  • Stunning Time-Lapse Proves California Is The Most Beautiful State In America [Video]

    California, the third largest state in the US, is also the most beautiful. Not only is it home to major cities like Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, there are also plenty of natural wonders to behold. Containing both the highest and lowest points in the contiguous United States and the second longest coastline, California’s ecology is as diverse as its people. We’ve highlighted our favorite spots in the state with 42 Astounding Natural Wonders of California and now many of those locales can be seen in video form in this time-lapse compilation from photographer Hal Bergman. Bergman sifted through 423 clips created over 4 years to select these 67. On average, they each took 1-3 hours to film and another 3-10 hours to edit. It was an epic undertaking and the result is incredible. You can check out more of Bergman’s photography at Flickr.

  • You’ll Want To Book A Vacation After Watching This Time-lapse Journey Through Greenland [Video]

    Ah yes, Greenland…that large, icy island where…uh…I know nothing about Greenland. Nearby Iceland  is always getting attention for all of its natural beauty while big ol’ Greenland shies away, like the awkward fat kid on the side of the pool, afraid to remove his t-shirt. But just as that fat kid eventually grows a pair, this video removes Greenland’s hypothetical t-shirt, revealing the grandiose pale belly that is its untouched landscape. Travel from Nuuk to Qaqortoq to Kangaatsiaq and other places with names that look like they resulted from a cat running across a keyboard and witness the beauty that is Greenland.

  • Portugal In Hyperlapse Will Amaze You [Video]

    Ukraine-based filmmaker Kiril Neiezhmakov has made hyperlapse videos of his travels in Moscow and Paris in the past and now he has created an incredible video that presents Portugal like you’ve never seen it before. As opposed to the static placement of the camera in traditional time-lapse productions, hyperlapse involves moving the camera to create a tracking shot. What elevates Kiril’s videos to another level is his transitions between locales. It’s like a sci-fi journey through space and time in glorious HD. After watching the Portugal video, be sure to check out his other hyperlapse creations at Vimeo.

  • Time-Lapse Video Of North Korea Is Not What You Would Expect

    City-branding expert JT Singh and videographer Rob Whitworth joined forces to create “Enter Pyongyang,” a rare look at the North Korean capital. With help from Koryo Tours, the leading North Korean travel specialist, the team was able to travel around the city and film with more freedom than one would think. The only restrictions were no footage of construction sites, undeveloped locations, or military personnel. There was no government intervention in terms of editorial control. The result is a look at Pyongyang that isn’t quite as dreary or out of touch as we expect from the isolationist nation. They even have a skate park! There’s also a sense of optimism and humanity in a population often depicted as mindless automatons. Hopefully the increasing ease of restrictions on foreign media coverage is a sign of positive change in nation’s leadership.

  • Incredible Time-Lapse Video Of Montana’s Big Sky

    Being the 4th largest state, it’s easy to see why Montana is known as “Big Sky Country.” And being 48th in population density means that the state’s big sky is free of light pollution. Check out this video of 4 time lapses on Saddle Butte Ranch and see what you’re missing out on by not being one of the 16 people who lives in Montana.

  • Time Lapse Of Incredibly Detailed Cityscape Drawing [Video]

    Artist Ben Sack draws some of the most detailed cityscapes you’ve ever seen. To illustrate the insane amount of work he puts into his art, he also creates time lapse videos documenting the process. This video is his most impressive yet and will undoubtedly make you feel terrible for your lack of talent. I know I’m much less impressed by the ample-bosomed stick-ladies i tend to draw after viewing this. For more great artwork, visit Ben Sack’s portfolio and check out his other videos on YouTube.

  • Fascinating Time-Lapse Video Showing Snowflakes Being Formed

    “Snowtime,” from Vimeo user Vyacheslav Ivanov, is an interesting time-lapse video that shows snowflakes as they form. Unfortunately, he shares no info on his method, but his many other time-lapse videos are proof that he is a master at capturing natural occurrences we would normally miss out on. As an added bonus, the music is one of the few not scary Aphex Twin songs.

  • Amsterdam In Motion Timelapse Video

    UK born photographer/filmmaker Jack Fisher is quickly becoming a big name in the hyperlapse medium. What seperates hyperlapse from regular timelapse is that the camera is moving throughout the shoot. His latest commission, “Amsterdam in Motion,” showcases the Dutch capital in November and December of 2013, during the annual Light Festival. The result is a high definition video of an already visually-striking city during one of the most epic public art installations in the world.

  • Amazing HD Time-Lapse Video From International Space Station

    YouTube user David Peterson put together this incredible high-def time-lapse video using photos taken from the International Space Station made available by NASA. The result is one of the best and most high-quality videos of it’s kind that we’ve seen. For a shot-by-shot description of what you’re seeing, go to the YouTube page for the video.

  • Watch This Amazing Time-Lapse Video Of London

    Photographer Paul Richardson spent 8 days cycling around London with his camera gear in October and captured over 18,000 photos, taking up 364 gigs of harddrive space. After weeks of editing, the finished product is the incredible time-lapse of one of the busiest cities in the world titled Restless Nights. See more of Paul Richardson’s work on his Facebook page. 

  • 6 Time-lapse Videos Showing Foursquare Check-ins Around The Globe

    With over 40 million users worldwide, Foursquare has collected a ton of data about what people do and when they do it in many big cities. Using the check-in  data over a span of one year, Foursquare was able to produce these videos showing a typical day in 6 cities around the world. The morning and evening travel in Japan make for an incredible light show. Why do Turks like checking in at home so much? And check out that nightlife in Hoboken!

  • Inspiring Time-Lapse Transformation Of Homeless Veteran [Video]

    Late last week, a video of homeless veteran Jim Wolf went viral and if you haven’t seen it, today, being Veterans Day, is the perfect time to watch it. In the powerful time-lapse production, Wolf gets a makeover to prepare him for a new life. The video brings awareness to Grand Rapids-based Degage Ministries, an organization that helps the homeless with food, hygiene products, job placement, and much more. It’s a good reminder of those in need all around us, veterans or not.

  • International Space Station Star Trail Time-Lapse

    ISS Startrails from Christoph Malin on Vimeo. This is most certainly going to be the trippiest (and possibly) must interesting video you watch all day. Journalist and time-lapse fiend Christoph Malin created this stunning time-lapse video of star trails with imagery captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The star trails were not captured in camera—Malin added them digitallly using StarStaX, an image stacking program. via LaughingSquid and Discover Magazine

  • Natural Phenomena: Possibly The Timelapse Video of the Year

    Humans are part of the natural order. We’re risen apes that acquired language and learned to use tools. Skyscrapers and spacecraft may seem unnatural, but they’re just as much a part of the natural order as beaver dams and bird nests. Boring electrical lines hint at the energy solution of a mammalian species. Open your eyes to the world you’ve grown accustomed to, and rejoice in the fact that you can participate in the human project.

  • If America Was A Girl It Would Be Bar Refaeli

    America is the most beautiful country in the world. Just like Bar Refaeli is the most beautiful woman in the world. Never has America’s natural beauty been in better display than with this incredible timelapse video of the Northwest. Locations include Mt. Shuksan, Crater Lake, Mt. Bachelor, Mount St. Helens, Oregon’s Badlands, Painted Hills, Cape Kiwanda, Mt. Hood, Lost lake, and Cannon Beach. Truly mesmerizing.

  • 19 year old student creates history of the world in 2 minutes

    A 19 year old student in a beginners video production class put together this very impressive compilation of photos. A chronology of the history of the world from creation through some of the tougher times of the modern day. There’s something quite different about this slideshow that flows much better than the run of the mill photo compilation. All we can do is tip our hats and give this kid a slow motion “good job kiddo” punch to the jaw.   via: Visual News

  • Earth from the International Space Station at Night (Video)

    Knate Myers has compiled photographs from the International Space Station into a 4 minute video of earth at night. Every frame in this video is a photograph taken from the International Space Station. All credit goes to the crews on board the ISS. View from the ISS at Night from Knate Myers on Vimeo. Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth eol.jsc.nasa.gov

  • Epic View Of Earth From Space [Time Lapse Video]

    It seems as if these is a new time laspse video of Earth shot by the International Space Station released each week. Some are better than others but I still watch them all. It’s transfixing. Of all the time lapse videos I’ve seen, probably dozens if not more, this one is hands down the best. It was shot by the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011, at an altitude of around 350 km. That’s about 30 times the altitude airplanes cruise at. It is a view that few of us will ever see but everyone can appreciate. What makes this video great is that it was shot in crystal clear HD, and also refurbished, smoothed, retimed, denoised, deflickered, cut, etc. Shooting locations in order of appearance: 1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night 2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night 3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia 4. Aurora Australis south of Australia 5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night 6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean 7. Halfway around the World 8. Night Pass more »

  • Mind-blowing Timelapse Video Of Milky Way & Aurora [Video]

    What you see is real, but you can’t see it this way with the naked eye. Sorry! Good thing for timelapse photography. This video is the result of thousands of 20-30 second exposures, edited together to produce the timelapse. This allows you to see the Milky Way, Aurora and other Phenonmena, in a way you wouldn’t normally see them.

  • Sunrise at Whistler, Canada [Time Lapse Video]

    With 50 degree weather the new normal in New York City snowboarding might be an afterthought for you. But up in Canada the white stuff is in abundance. Whistler has seen 25 feet so far this season alone. With over 17 alpine bowls, four glaciers, 200 trails, 8,171 acres of skiable terrain and a one mile vertical rise, the choices of where and what to ski/ride at Whistler Blackcomb from beginner to advanced terrain are staggering. Here’s an incentive to get up early and celebrate each day. An amazing sunrise timelapse filmed from Whistler’s Roundhouse Lodge during their Fresh Tracks Breakfast.