time lapse

AIDA Prima construction time-lapse

Time-lapse video of the construction of a modern cruise ship in Nagasaki, Japan. The last part of the video is the ship being christened in Hamburg, Germany harbor during a festival they were having there.

I can’t stop watching this. The tinker-toy modularity of it, it’s fascinating. And, like watching heavy, large commercial airplanes take off, it’s hard to fathom that this thing floats with all of that steel in it.

Manhattan in Motion

This excellent time lapse video of New York by Josh Owens was put online in 2011 and I saw it then but seeing it again this morning on PetaPixel got me thinking.

This video has in it the stuff I love about being in New York, even as a still photographer. A number of the shots in the video are high up (in various hotels) and move out so that the viewer sees both a close view of a building with the movement of the city street in the same frame. One of these shots shows people moving around in an office (high up) and street movement at the same time.

One of the many things I love about going to New York is experiencing what my wife calls “whiplash of the senses.” She too has come to appreciate and enjoy this feeling of going from our quiet life in a small Connecticut town to the relative multi-sensory chaos that is New York.

This video allows the viewer to feel safe with calm music and slow pans as various views of the city move from day to dusk to night. Great stuff and it works well for me as I sit by my woodstove in rural Connecticut.

Watch this on the biggest screen you’ve got, keep the sound in the background. Enjoy.

Lotte Time Lapse

Lotte Time Lapse: Birth to 12 years in 2 min. 45. from Frans Hofmeester on Vimeo.

This is one of the best growing up time lapses I’ve ever seen. Frans Hofmeester filmed his daughter Lotte every week from birth to 12 years old and turned it into a 2 minute and 45 second time lapse. Brilliant. Note: the music really makes it. Never take a good soundtrack for granted.

[via Devour]

Rail Bridge Replacement time lapse

Time Lapse – Rail Bridge Replacement, Cow Lane, Reading from Upper Cut Productions Ltd on Vimeo.

Upper Cut Productions was commissioned by BAM Nuttall and Network Rail to film a rail bridge reconstruction project in Reading, during the Christmas period of 2011.

3 weather-proofed time lapse cameras were installed in various locations to capture the progress of the new bridge construction – they took nearly 1/4million photographs over a 6 month period.

Following the short video of the bridge move between 24.12.11 and 28.12.11, this video reveals the full project from the bridge construction to the site clearance after New Year.

This is one of the best time lapse videos of anything I’ve ever seen. What an incredible construction job, building the bridge and moving it. And the fact that they used multiple cameras and wove the time lapse together so beautifully does justice to the amazing construction job. Wow.

[via wimp.com]