kottke.org posts about timelapse

Long exposure photos of video games

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 16, 2010

Rosmarie Fiore did this series of long exposure photographs of Atari games a few years ago.

Gyruss compressed

Fiore did a similar project with pinball machines...instead of photos, the ball was covered in paint and left trails on vellum. Reminds me of some of the other time merge media I collected awhile back. (via @brainpicker)

European airspace timelapse, before and after the volcano

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 27, 2010

Here's European airspace shutting down as the ashcloud from Eyjafjallajokull drifts over the continent:

The music is an inspired choice. And here's European airspace starting back up again:

(via infosthetics)

Nor'easter timelapse

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 30, 2010

This is a radar timelapse of the 22 major storms to hit the Northeastern United States this winter.

From the Accuweather site:

These winter storms have dropped 30-40 inches of rain (and liquid snow) in the I-95 corridor, which would normally only receive 20-25 inches over the winter.

(via infectious greed)

Trippy morphing time-stitch video

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 01, 2010

I'm not sure what to the call the effect in this video — timelapse stop-motion? panorama time-stitch? — but I haven't seen its like before.

NYC timelapse

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 15, 2010

Watch the moon rise, planes land, smokestacks smoke, traffic pulse, and the sun rise.

Update: Coates posted an HD version of the same video.

Update: Here's another NYC timelapse, this one by Dale Short. He also made a timelapse of the construction of the Cooper Union Academic Building:

This is two and a half years of construction at about 4 frames per day up until May 24, 2009.

Grand Theft Koyaanisqatsi

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 13, 2009

A timelapse video of 15-days of game play in Grand Theft Auto IV. Sadly not set to the music of Philip Glass. (thx, rob)

Update: An early teaser video for GTA IV featured Philip Glass' music as well as some timelapse footage. (thx, michael)

Denver to Singapore in 5 minutes

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 05, 2009

Timelapse video of a trip from Denver to Singapore and back again.

I made a time lapse video of a weekend trip I did to singapore by hanging a point and shoot around my neck, taking a snapshot every couple minutes/hours.

Tectonic plate timelapse

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 16, 2009

Timelapse video of the shift of the Earth's tectonic plates from 400 million years ago to 150 million years into the future. (via kk)