Tag: YouTube

A construction time-lapse project in Leeds.

Quintessentially time-lapse

We look at the likes of construction and other “quintessential” applications of time-lapse photography, considering their value and popularity.

Materials Science Building being demolished at the University of Manchester

Time-Lapse Trends: demolition

Demolition requires as much planning and precision as construction works. Even when presenting processes at a much faster rate than they happen in reality, time-lapse is still able to isolate significant details of such complex works.

Screen shot of video from Vox featuring time-lapse of human global footprint.

Time-Lapse Trends: changes to environment

Changes to our surrounding environment is the focus of this week’s “Time-Lapse Trends”. Covering real and virtual worlds, we explore how the medium presents developments within these different environments.

Long exposure night shot of Washington DC cityscape.

Time-Lapse Through the Decades – Part II

Part II of this blog series continues to document time-lapse and its uses, beginning with the 1950s, taking us ‘Through the Decades’ to the present day.

Stills of Eadweard Muybridge's 'Horse in Motion'

Time-Lapse Through the Decades – Part I

In Part I of this two-part blog, we map out the history of time-lapse from the 1870s to the 1930s, featuring key interventions from the likes of Eadweard Muybridge, Georges Méliès, Dr. John Ott, and more.

An idyllic castle emerging from the screen of an iPhone - depicting a virtual reality.

360° meets virtual reality

Viewing ‘life in the round’ using 360 degree technology is incredible in itself, but when used with virtual reality, immersive and interactive experiences appear more lifelike than ever before.

An Ultimaker 3D printer in process.

Time-Lapse Trends: 3D printing

Our “Time-Lapse Trends” series highlights popular subjects captured using time-lapse. We kickstart the first instalment with an incredibly popular process captured for many means and purposes using time-lapse: 3D printing.

Cranes working over Albert Embankment at Nine Elms

Time-lapse applications in other mediums

As part of its evolution, the incorporation of time-lapse in other visual mediums has become an important trope. We illustrate this notion using examples of time-lapse in both film and music videos.

Our time-lapse edit shared by the BFI on Twitter

Live streaming – media, audiences and site monitoring

Site monitoring from remote time-lapse cameras pre-dates any of the public live streaming services that now dominate the social media universe. Why has the popularity of live, digital media soared in recent years and is time-lapse site monitoring still relevant?