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News Time-lapses with a presidential theme

17 November 2016 Daniel Curtis

With the United States presidential election 2016 now all but concluded, this blog features a selection of some memorable presidential-themed time-lapse videos.

“Timelapse of 2016 election results on Empire State Building”

This time-lapse makes unmistakably clear how inescapable the 2016 presidential race was, especially in its final hours. As well as flooding broadcasts on national soil and further afield as the results were being recorded, the results from each state were displayed on the Empire State Building in New York.

“Obama Time-Lapse (2009-2014)”

It seems timely to include this time-lapse as Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, as he prepares to leave office to make way for the recently elected Donald Trump.

Racing through a series of video clips taken of Obama between the years 2009 and 2014, his facial expression rarely changes, although there are a few more grey hairs visible towards the end of this progression.

“Behind-the-Scenes Look: Time-Lapse Of The White House Christmas Tree”

Yes, we are still in November. But yes, we are visiting this Christmas-based time-lapse from inside the White House itself. Located in the Blue Room, one of three state parlours on the first floor, the tree certainly does provide a picturesque centre-piece for this famously oval shaped room.

“Time-Lapse of The White House on June 26th 2015”

Following the Supreme Court’s monumental decision that same-sex couples have the right to marry in every state across the country, Washington’s White House was illuminated in rainbow coloured lights.

Bathed in red, yellow, green, blue and purple stripes representing the flag for the LGBT pride and social movements, the scene provided a stunning reflection of such a landmark ruling.

“House of Cards Season 4 Main Theme”

From real life to the realms of fiction – the hit US television series House of Cards. Set in present-day Washington, D.C., the series follows the story of Democrat, Frank Underwood, as he ascends the ranks of the US political system.

The title sequence consists of various time-lapse shots, picking out various landmark points across the nation’s capital city. Hours of footage was shot by Andrew Geraci, who David Fincher and the series’ producers found on Vimeo, contributing greatly to the overall tone of the show.

“Time Lapse of Scott LoBaido’s American Flag Painting”

To finish, we bring you this epic mural of the United States’ flag in Martinsville, Virginia. The video shows LoBaido carry out his painting in careful stages, which even involved having to use a cherry picker because of the sheer size of this adventurous project.

The painting took the artist only two days to complete back in January, 2014 – an incredible time for such an epic feat!

If you missed our previous US-based blog, make sure to give it a read…

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