Time-Lapse Photography is one of the Cinematography techniques wherein the camera shots a video of an action a long time to take place and replay it in a faster frame-rate. This gives the speed animation effect for events like the city daily activities and nature phenomena, etc.
This approach gives more interesting and creative effect on the video footage especially, when it shows events in a different way than we see every day.
This unique style is the opposite for another technique called the Speed Photography that we showcased before in 35+ Smashing Liquid High Speed Photography. The following video shows different Time-Lapse Photography examples from different places for various natural phenomena. I hope you will enjoy these videos and share with us your thoughts about this technique.
Mike Flores creates this amazing Time-Lapse Video with adding dolly moves using his custom track and dolly system.
Hayaku: A Time Lapse Journey Through Japan
Along with our deep sympathy to the Japanese nation on their hard times due to the earthquake and tsunami, we remember this great land with its amazing natural beauty and the amazing energy and determination that you can easily remark in its people. Bard Kermer created this video from different locations in Japan including Tokyo, Matsuyama, Imabari, Nagano, Gifu and Ishizushisan.
Aurora Borealis timelapse
Aurora is one of the most impressive phenomena on earth because it creates amazing color effects on the sky caused by the collision of charged particles directed by the earth’s magnetic field. This phenomenon usually happens in the Polar Regions. This Time-Lapse video shows a fast motion for the aurora effect created by Tor Even.
Time Lapse Perseids Meteor Shower
When small meteors enter the earth atmosphere with high speed, it creates what is known as the meteor shower, which is another beautiful phenomenon in the sky.
EARTH: The Pale Blue Dot
Michael Marantz has recorded this Time-Lapse Video in both Mexico and Utah with narration from Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot”.