I’m so thankful to these film directors and producers for letting me see the world in a totally different light. These three fascinating time lapse videos around the world are truly cinematic gems. I guarantee watching it will be the best 15 minutes of your life spent in front of a computer. Enjoy!
Terra Sacra Time Lapses by Sean White
Photographed & Edited by Sean F. White seanwhite.net
Original score by Roy Milner roymilner.com
Sean White produced this beautiful time lapse video using mostly a Canon 5D. All images are single manual exposures, taken in 24 countries over a period of 6 years.
My life as a filmmaker has blessed me with the privilege of seeing some of the most surreal and timeless places on the planet. These images of our Sacred Earth set to music are my way of sharing some of the magic I’ve experienced along the way…
“Terra Sacra” ~ Latin for Sacred Earth.
Terra Sacra Time Lapses is a short film featuring remote landscapes and ancient monuments from around the globe. These images were photographed during my assignments and personal travels between 2006-2012.
I’ve combined my favourite shots from these trips into non-narrative film that touches on a theme close to my heart: Sacred Earth.
The visuals are driven by an original score by composer Roy Milner (roymilner.com). The six-minute film is a journey through three distinct Acts: (I) Primordial Earth (II) Past meets Present and (III) Eternal Universe.
This film is a personal project to share the beauty and awe I witnessed at these locations. I hope viewers will be moved by the intangible power of our Terra Sacra.
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Time is Nothing // Around the World Time Lapse by Kien Lam
Kien Lam quit his day job to travel the world. In 343 days, he was able to go to 17 countries and take 6237 photographs using a Panasonic Lumix GF-1. He then edited these photos together using Lightroom, After Effects and Final Cut Pro. The result, a breath-taking journey in time lapse.
After I quit my job last year, I packed a bag, grabbed my camera and bought a one way ticket to London. 17 countries later, I put together this time lapse video of the many amazing places I came across.
To follow the journey and learn more about each scene visit kienlam.net/around-the-world and kienlam.net.
Earth by Michael König
These time lapse sequences of photographs were taken by the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 on board the International Space Station from August to October, 2011. I have never seen Aurora Borealis or a thunderstorm from above earth before. What a fascinating point of view!
HD, refurbished, smoothed, retimed, denoised, deflickered, cut, etc. All in all I tried to keep the looks of the material as original as possible, avoided adjusting the colors and the like, since in my opinion the original footage itself already has an almost surreal and aestethical [sic] visual nature.
See more of Michael König’s work here.