Watch the Cityscape of Boston Dance Along to Music in this Unconventional Timelapse

Making a timelapse stand out is getting more and more difficult. I love that making them has become much easier and more approachable, but with hundreds being produced every day it can be hard to filter through to find the really great ones. This "layer timelapse" by Julian Tryba goes in a totally different direction than most lapses, ignoring the general perception of time.

Tryba describes his layer timelapse as breaking with the traditional idea of relativity. 

Traditional time-lapses are constrained by the idea that there is a single universal clock. In the spirit of Einstein's relativity theory, layer-lapses assign distinct clocks to any number of objects or regions in a scene. Each of these clocks may start at any point in time, and tick at any rate. The result is a visual time dilation effect known as layer-lapse.


Well, whatever the case may be, this was one of the more entertaining timelapses I've seen in quite some time. For more on how this was produced, head over to Kessler's blog

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Jaron Schneider is an Fstoppers Contributor and an internationally published writer and cinematographer from San Francisco, California. His clients include Maurice Lacroix, HD Supply, SmugMug, the USAF Thunderbirds and a host of industry professionals.

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This is one of those thing that I see and instantly think I know how it's done... then I realize that it couldn't have been done exactly like that. And then my brain hurts trying to figure out how one or two shots work.

Great job. It seems so simple until you try to deconstruct it.

Really cool idea.

One of the best for sure.



Man that was cool. Nice fresh take on timelapse. Can't even imagine how many hours of post this took. Awesome