Five Incredible Timelapse Videos That Will Make You Want to Go Outside

Five Incredible Timelapse Videos That Will Make You Want to Go Outside

For the past few hours, I've been on a timelapse video marathon. One video on Vimeo led to the next, and two hours later, I've probably skimmed through 60 videos. Most of these timelapse videos were pretty mediocre but five of them were so beautiful I had to share them.

The first video is titled "The Way Fairy-tale Zázrivá," and it was created by Pavol Lastic. The footage was taken over the course of three years in Slovakia and was compiled down into seven minutes of eye candy. 

"Vista," by Leif Smith, takes similar beautiful scenes and ramps up the camera movements, post-processing, and music to create an exciting three-minute video featuring footage captured over three years in Oregon, California, Canada, and the Himalayas. 

"Lofoten Eternal Lights," by Jose Hervas, captures the tranquil landscapes of the Lofoten Islands in Norway. I particularly liked how this footage takes place during the day and night. The shots of the northern lights are absolutely stunning. 

For those of you who prefer the city scene, I ran across two incredible cityscape timelapse videos that deserve to be mentioned as well.

"Pano LA" is a panoramic view of Los Angelas at night. This one-minute video is simply the trailer for something much longer, which will eventually come out. 

"New York Timelapse," by Dimid Vazhnik, was filmed while Dimid was on vacation in NYC. This video incorporates simple hyperlapse moves and some HDR to show the city from amazing perspectives. 


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Those are inspiring timelapse videos.

However, he soundtrack of "New York Timelapse" sounded familiar to a song that I haven't heard in a long time. I used Soundhound to identify the song and it correctly identified "Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams"

John Cliff's picture

first line of video's description on Vimeo "Music: Escala - Sweet dreams (are made of this)."

Felix Wu's picture

That NYC time-lapse is incredible!

Nathan Nellans's picture

I love all of these they are awesome. Here's a shameless plug for a 4k timelapse I took of Denver.