This Is The Best Timelapse You Will Ever See... This Week

I know that we have shown a lot of timelapses lately but our readers really love them and each month someone seems to raise the bar on quality or creativity. It is now Dominic Boudreault's time in the spotlight with his film "The City Limits". This film has the most amazing cityscapes I have seen to date. Make sure you watch this thing in HD full screen.



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Anonymous's picture

This is a pretty amazing time lapse for sure. It was so elegantly exposed and in truly great definition with superb color balance at first glance.

Jon T's picture

Absolutely, mind blowingly, beautiful.

Those cityscapes had liquid gold flowing through them! Fabulous.

definitely the best one ive seen yet!

Blake Britton's picture

What is the music?

Rick Denham's picture

nice canadian landscapes, yay us!

song is Time ~ by Hans Zimmer

Matthew Choi's picture

and it is the last track in the movie Inception. The "blackout" to the beat of the soundtrack at the end of this video is an exact imitation of the movie Inception =]

what an amazing timelapse

Holybasil's picture

One of the better ones no doubt, but I still think The Mountain kicks it's ass.

Reuben Chircop's picture

Great soundtrack, great filmography and very inspiring

very tron/grid or dark knight-esque....

Cool, but i still think The Mountain is the best on i have ever seen

Mr Blah's picture

Montreal, Toronto, New York and Québec that I can recognize.

SWEET video!

Very cool. I can't help but think of all the work to create all of those scenes. A BTS story on this would be very interesting.

Tanouye's picture

Damnitt on fullscreen HD my laptop Bluescreen of Death

Joshua Maurer's picture

Wow that was amazing! Fullscreen on 24 was pretty sexy. I want to learn how to do this! lol then again I have a pretty big list of photography stuff I want to learn :P But really this timelapse made industry look as beautiful as some of nature! Thanks for sharing.

Jason van der Merwe's picture

That was truly amazing. I had my mouth open the whole time. How did he get so high?!?!? That's what i want to know!

Jason van der Merwe's picture

Also, what camera did he use? So sick

Bruno Mão De Ferro's picture

canon 5D mk2

Fadi Derjani's picture

In Montreal, there's a mountain called Mount Royal from where you can view the whole city. I don't know about the other cities.

Cris Magsino's picture

top notch work but nothing beats "the mountain" for me yet :

Cris Magsino's picture

top notch work, but nothing beats "the mountain" for me yet :)

rj's picture

Awesomesauce.

Chad Westover's picture

Very nice stuff indeed. How does one go about licensing a big-time move soundtrack song like that for this kind of use?

keith.freelance77's picture

so beautiful, can anyone link to The Mountain please

Anonymous's picture

The mountain is definitely the best I've seen.

keith.freelance77's picture

thanks Even

Mitsun Soni's picture

This one is classy!!

Genadi Voinerchuk's picture

Love you Montreal. My city.

j.j.'s picture

some of Chicago (the gold in the streets scene shot from the clear box in Sears tower, and both towers with red green blue, and the bean, and john hankock tower looking down at snowy beach), and new york, are what I know of

Hung Nguyen's picture

take a look at this, IMHO I think it's better than the best. :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5g30tezYq4

I just had en eyegasm...

kombizz kashani's picture

what a beautiful movies. Wish could see it in a cinema. By the way I loved the music.

Sorry everyone, I have a question, how do you do overnight time lapses that last longer than a certain amount of time?

Stefan Choquette's picture

Using a gradiated filter you can expose the sky and the lights below properly by having the ND portion at the bottom. Then you need to use a wide angle lens in order to take a longer exposure in order to get the sky and not get star streaks. at 35mm you can do about 20-30 seconds. At 15mm you can go upwards of a minute. Each frame of this lasted for several seconds.

At least this is what I would do to attempt such a project like this.

Eric Seilo's picture

The Grid!

keith.freelance77's picture

is it possible to find out some stats on this like how many images shot, how long the project took

Kon Iatrou's picture

Love the vantage points for the city scapes. Brilliant !!

James Darden's picture

Was this HD video or a series of timed exposures? Anyone know the tools of his trade for this production?

Ben Hyclak's picture

I thought the end brought me back to Koyaanisqatsi. awesome work.

Matthew Bailey's picture

I love how it ended with God's creations. City light still can't touch the stars....

MAN = 0
GOD = won

Tomas Piliponis's picture

really...? :)

Matthew's picture

True. It was interesting to enjoy 2.5 minutes of the beauty that man has created on this planet and close with the beauty of God's creations. Thanks.

Long's picture

Was that a custom soundtrack?  

Mario Scott's picture

no it is from the Inception Soundtrack by Hans Zimmer, the song is called Time.

Brett Bergener's picture

WOW! Stunning. 

frederik klokk holst's picture

Impressive, but check out this one http://vimeo.com/22439234

:)

Luca Rosacuta's picture

Do you think it's hdr? I'd think that but short cars trails and people make me think it's not hdr.
Confused

Benoit Lépine's picture

That's MY city! :P

mingyang sun's picture

MONTREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tijmen Dalhuijsen's picture

Wish I could say I'm super impressed. Am I the only one that isn't as blown away?
Sure it's a good timelapse, but I've seen a great many I like better...

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