Man, building an aircraft carrier is just like playing with Lego bricks! At a much, much larger scale, of course. Here is footage showing how the final section of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier the HMS Prince of Wales was slapped on top of the ship. The piece, known as Aft Island, weighs 750 tonnes and…
Get sick? Pop a pill. Feel sad? Pop a pill. Too excited? Pop a pill. Took too many pills? Pop a pill. Pills are the correct answers to most of life’s problems because chemistry is a hell of an art and the human body is easily unbalanced. But the inoffensive pill shape hides some gnarly things, just take a look at this…
The same place can look different from day to night. The same scene can give off a completely different vibe if there’s stars above or if the sun is behind. This time lapse merges all the faces of a place together. Julian Tryba, the filmmaker behind this video, filmed multiple time lapses of the same setting at…
Clouds, tornadoes, lightning, aurorae, and stars all take over the sky in Jeff Boyce’s “Edge of Stability.” It’s both beautiful and awesome — in the original sense of that word. In other words, I’m pretty frightened of the sky now.
Remember that brilliant picture of the Colima Volcano in Mexico we shared yesterday? The photographer, Cesar Cantu Quiroga passed along something better - a time lapse of the eruption, which shows just how awesome the volcano’s eruptions are.
On April 22, 2015, a stratovolcano in southern Chile called Calbuco erupted for the first time in 42 years. Filmmaker Martin Heck was in the area shooting a neighboring volcano, when Calbuco came alive. He fixed his cameras on its undulating plumes of ash. This gobstopping time-lapse is the fruit of the images he…
Those of us without artistic training or practice may look at a particularly realistic drawing and wonder how on Earth someone made that with just pencil and paper. In these timelapse videos, artists show us how they draw famous landmarks from the first marks to the final lines.
This amazing time lapse shows frog eggs transforming into tadpoles in a mere 30 seconds. The spawn of frogs is so impressive and so sudden and so perfect that it’s easy to forget how complicated it is for Mother Nature to do that beautiful thing where she gives birth to life. Watch it all in the video below by Nipam…
It can be hard to notice incremental changes in people when we see them every day, but what if you saw all those little changes played on fast forward? These people took photos of themselves at regular intervals (often every day) in order to highlight how they change, age, and grow over time.
Any day where you get to see John Rhys-Davies (Sliders, Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones) do his thing is already a good day. So here’s a deleted scene from the new movie Time Lapse, which is coming out on VOD, iTunes and select theaters on Friday, in which the man himself creates a camera that sees the future.
In this remarkable time-lapse video, artist Valeriano Fatica (who has also coaxed a unicorn, a Game of Thrones White Walker, and Cthulhu from various fruits and vegetables) transforms a watermelon into a detailed, toothy dragon. Meanwhile, we can barely peel an orange over here.
We don’t usually get to witness the movements of plants and fungi, which happen so slowly that we don’t notice it with our naked eyes. But these timelapse videos speed up the process, letting us appreciate the sometimes graceful growing and dying of these organisms.
We're so used to seeing planes flying overhead, but these timelapse videos track the flight patterns of planes, bringing air traffic to light in trails of busy, beautiful light. They make air travel look positively wondrous.
Do time-lapse videos put you to sleep? This creatively edited footage of Austria's various natural and cultural attractions is something you might actually enjoy.
Experimenting with black and white filmmaking and time lapse, Toby Harriman figured out a way to turn San Francisco into Gotham City. It's a perfect example of how composing shots and using music turns a very identifiable city into a whole new one.
The six astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station diligently document the wonder of living in orbit around our fragile planet. Are you ready to indulge in beauty from above?
It takes just three minutes to watch this video, but it covers eight months of an oak tree's life. First, we go underground, where the plant slowly bursts from its shell, and eventually above ground, where it shoots up into a young tree.
If watching the rapid flip of the colors doesn't make you queasy, take a gander at this astounding timelapse video, which shows Kenneth Brandon tackling a 17x17x17 Rubik's Cube-type puzzle. He speeds the whole thing up, so that the puzzle goes from scrambled to solved in just six minutes.
When you sit back and watch a stop-motion movie, it's easy to forget that each tiny movement is controlled by an animator's hands. But this hilariously philosophical sequence from The Boxtrolls' end credits shows the animator at work, reminding us how much he moves so that the puppets can move.
The ESA has just released this stunning ultra high definition timelapse video, combining 12,500 images taken by astronaut Alexander Gerst during his six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. The views of sparkling cities, glowing aurorae and flashes of lightning are breathtaking. Watch it. Now.