6 Great Time-Lapse videos chosen by Vivid Photo Visual

Time-lapse Videos

I love watching time-lapse videos, there’s something so magical about seeing time speeded up.  I thought I’d share a few creative time-lapses that I’ve been watching on the web recently.

Kuala Lumpar DAY-NIGHT

Firstly a superb time-lapse video by Rob Whitworth titled Kuala Lumpur DAY-NIGHT. It’s an amazing video taking him 5 months and 20,000 frames. Some of the transitions between scenes and camera movements are awesome.

The Longest Walk

There are some truly creative time-lapse videos out there. This next one from Christoph Ruhage titled The Longest Way 1.0, captures a truly epic adventure. Christoph walked over 4500km across China and had the foresight to capture images along the journey that he could edit into a brilliantly different time-lapse.

International Space Station Time-lapse

The next time-lapse that I came across recently dates back to 2011 but certainly isn’t in anyway dated. In fact it’s safe to say it’s out of this world, as the image were taken from the ISS International Space Station. The photographs taken over a 3 month period captures some stunning natural phenomenas, Aurora Borealis and Australis from various passes of the Earth. The whole time-lapse was skill-fully edited together by Michael König and is simply called ‘Earth’.

Virgin Airways Ruby Tuesday

Next up is actually one of Vivid Photo Visual’s time-lapse videos. You’ve got to like your own production haven’t you? I actually found that other people must had liked it as well, as it was given a Vimeo Staff Pick award which is cool.

Vivid Photo Visual’s Vimeo Staff Pick Award

It’s a time-lapse of a VAA Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 repaint, that was filmed at Air Livery in Manchester. It was initially put on Vimeo by the design company that was involved with the rebranding, and has now had over 318K views on their page. Maybe a little naughty on their part as it is our video, but they have now given us a credit in the description. I’ll link to our version as it’s the HD version.

The Lion City

I’ve saved the best until last. The last time-lapse that I have for your perusal is from a guy that personally I think produces some of the most creative time-lapses I’ve ever seen. Keith Loutit was the first to create the ‘miniature’ look time-lapses using tilt shift lenses and other techniques. He’s now taken this a step further by allowing the viewers to experience focus and distance. Check out Lion City and be amazed.

Miniature Manchester

As an added bonus video here’s is our video ‘Miniature Manchester’ which was inspired by Keith Loutit‘s series. It was filmed from a few rooftop locations around the city centre, as well as an apartment on Deansgate and Victoria Station.


I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick blog and watching a few of the time-lapses. Please let Vivid know what your favourite time-lapse videos are in the comments section below.

About Vivid Photo Visual

If you think your company or business could benefit from their own time-lapse video or any other type of Web Video speak to Vivid Photo Visual, we’re based in Stockport near Manchester and specialise in commercial video production. You can also visit our our time-lapse video production or read some of our time-lapse videos blogs.

Corporate Video helps to develop your business

DSCL Corporate Video

DS Colour Labs recently approached Vivid as they needed a corporate video. This video would be the centre piece of their stand at the forthcoming Focus On Imaging 2013 trade-show, held at Birmingham NEC. Vivid Photo Visual had previously provided DSCL with a range of product videos that currently help to promote their wide range of products and services.

Vivid were required to capture every aspect of their successful business. The video needed to show the scale the business and to provide an understanding of their business offering.

DSCL Reddish
DSCL Reception by Vivid Photo Visual

Trade Show Video Production

Vivid have extensive experience in producing trade-show videos. A trade show video should be clear and concise. It should have the ability to make the viewer understand your key business and how it can benefit them. All these objectives need to be achieved without any sound. This is because a trade show is a busy and noisy environment and most show organisers request that no sound is played. Vivid decided to keep the messages simple and let the visual image tell the story. We used eye-catching, bold and colourful graphics to provide additional detail to the scene and explain key information.

DSCL at Focus On Imaging 2013
DSCL at Focus On Imaging 2013

The After Party – Corporate Video

So what happens to the video once the short trade-show has ended? How can Vivid help make the investment in the video have even greater and prolonged benefits for your business? The trick is to re-edit the video into a corporate company profile video. Knowing that the video would eventually be used as a company profile it was initially shot with this in mind. So we changed the initial trade-show edit to a bespoke company profile video that sits on the DSCL website. The one video has multiple uses and shows the flexibility and power of video promotion.

DSCL processing services
A selection of services offered by DS Colour Labs by Vivid Photo Visual

Long Shelf Life

It’s clear to see that unlike many forms of promotion, video has a very long shelf life. It is an online sales tool for viewing 24/7 and 365 days a year. It can be viewed on a customers PC, Mac, Laptop, Tablet, Smart Phone, basically whatever screen has access to the internet.

DS Colour Labs Manchester
DSCL Head Office in Reddish by Vivid Photo Visual


Working with a passionate business like DS Colour Labs, was a breeze. They have really embraced video promotion and are using this form of promotion across numerous platforms. Vivid look forward to working with their team again in the future.

About Vivid Photo Visual

Vivid Photo Visual is based in Stockport near Manchester and are a leading producer of corporate video production. We film and edit innovative and eye catching video production, all with a business backbone.

If you would like to found out more about what Vivid produce, please contact a member of the Vivid team on 0161 477 2404. You can also visit our our corporate video page or read some more of our blogs about corporate videos.