We’re impressed with anyone who has the patience to collect hours, days, months of video footage and compile it all into something jaw-dropping and inspiring. Enter the increasingly popular “Time Lapse Video” — a concept that is no easy feat to pull off, judging by the Digital Photography School’s instructions.
But for those photographers who actually put this all together, we thank you for the kind of videos which make us green with wanderlust envy.
The Mountain by Terje Sorgjerd
The most recent captured by this talented photographer was filmed between April 4th-11th 2011. El Teide is Spain’s highest mountain at 3718 metres, and is one of the best place in the world to film the Milky Way galaxy.
The highlight is a Sahara sandstorm, which would have typically destroyed the sequence but in this circumstance made the clouds appear golden and unearthly.
Guy Driving Across the Country – Michel Gondry
Well, the title is a tad bland, but this piece directed by Michel Gondry is actually a music video for the song Behind, by Lacquer. And yes, it features a man driving across the USA.
TimeScapes: Rapture – Tom Lowe
You might have seen this modern portrait of the American Southwest already, because it exploded on the Internet less than a year ago and hasn’t slowed down since. Lowe specializes in night skies, and the Andromeda Galaxy and Milky Way make an appearance here. The music is also deafeningly dramatic, but somehow, it works.
Time Lapse of 2010 Snowstorm
Alright, so maybe this one lacks the epicness of the others (i.e. there’s no music), but it’s incredibly cool to watch the snow pile up as the landscape changes. Plus the strategically placed clock on the table shows time as it’s passing.
Vancouver City – Innerlife Project and TimeLapseHD
Finally, this gorgeous time lapse video of Vancouver City, Canada will get those of you flocking to TBEX 2011 all fired up for the festivities. It certainly worked for us!
What’s your favorite?