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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.

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