Monday, February 02, 2009


The use of time-lapse photography has been around for over a century and creates a truly eye-catching effect as the characters on the screen go through normal motions at speeds unachievable at human speed --or animal speed as the case may be.

According to Wikipedia:

Time-lapse photography is a cinematography technique whereby each film frame is captured at a rate much slower than it will be played back. When replayed at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing.

But most people make the incorrect assumption that you need to have an important or interesting subject --such as a growing plant or a building in construction-- to really make a stunning use of this technique. But simple and everyday moments can be captured in shots and become a treasured moment that is meaninful and fun to watch.

I could watch this all day. Certainly, the music adds something as well, but the video by itself is interesting. Also see this baby eating a strawberry which is cute, but needs some music too.

How Do I Make Time-Lapse Videos?

This is what you may be asking yourself right now. The good news is that there are many resources available and you most likely already have the tools that you'd need. Here are just a few:

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