Inspiring New York Timelapse Video

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Over the weekend I came across the following wonderful Timelapse on New York and thought it was so inspiring that I wanted to share it here on dPS as a little taste of what can be achieved.

It’s by Josh Owens from Mindrelic – Enjoy!

The above video was shot on a Canon EOS 5d Mk II with a variety of lenses: 14mm 2.8L, 24mm 1.4L, 50mm 1.2L and 70-200 2.8L.

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Darren Rowse

is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals.

He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

  • Amy

    Wow, that’s so cool! NYC is soooo busy!

  • just amazing!

  • Mira

    Wow… that is awesome…

  • Toni Aull

    My World looks more BEAUTIFUL through photography and the wonders of Technology….THANK YOU

  • Wow, really inspiring. Do you think that the photographer used slow shutter speeds in some pictures to enhance the movement effect?

  • Adam

    Incredible!! Simply amazing. Dear God the amount of time that went into that. And to not only show the same scenes that we are all used to, but also just some interesting looking side spots as well. The editing was superb, and the choice of music was excellent.

  • Wow, the dPS ad that popped up during the video not only scared me but made the video restart from the beginning. 🙁

    It truly is inspiring though and perfectly done. I wish that I had the time and patience to put something like that together!

  • That is probably the coolest time lapse video I have ever seen. I wasn’t expecting much going into it, but it was really well done, and it had a lot of variety to it.

  • JJ

    This is really amazing!

  • Igal

    This is magnificent, truly impressive… I wonder, how did they achieve that motion effect of the camera while shooting timelapse photos? I always thought that camera has to be still for shooting timelapse, yet here it is, the camera is moving…

  • This is incredible! Would love to learn this technique 🙂

  • Graham

    Soooooooo Coooooooooool
    Does any one know how the panning was done

  • Igal: I believe the camera is set on a dolly that is moving very slowly.

  • Tim

    @monica In a number of shots (for instance the sunset overlooking the parkway) he keeps aperture and ISO constant, adjusting shutter for exposure. But he has a variety of techniques being put to superb use. I wonder what rig he is using for movement?

  • Igal

    Thank you, Unger Photography! Very interesting technique, I’ll surely want to try it some day…

  • davesalpha

    Panning can be done by just moving the tripod a little between each shot. I bought a Studiohut RM-S1AM and still working with it. Last session seemed to stop and not take any pictures. Not sure if either the timer timing out and shut down, camera shut down, or if it could have been a focus issue.

  • Silverivy

    Great video! I would love to be able to put together a project like that.

  • Aleksey

    This is epic!

  • wow! New york is my favorite city. I wish to do something like this during summers. Thanks for posting this Darren!

  • Harshaka

    Superb friend

  • Bernd Ruecker

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW

    Who made the musik?

    Bernd

  • Wow that’s very impressive – like others I was wondering how they achieved the panning… there must have been an automated solution to get it so smooth and precise.

    I wonder how long it took!

  • flux
  • jeff

    One of the best pieces of video i have ever seen. Bravo !

  • Deb B

    Fantastic in every way! The music was a perfect choice as well! Hats off to the talented person behind this one!

  • Killian

    Just incredible. I cannot even imagine how many shots went into that, or how much time. Kudos to the creator.

  • Steve E
  • ghash

    wow… i mean… wow… monumental… inspiring… and i’m going to the nightcity to shoot some pics!

    what is the name of the song in the movie (slideshow? :)) ?

  • Melissa

    as a musician I’m super inspired by that music the video is set to. Oh my gosh. So beautiful. Amazing. The photography’s pretty good too. hehe.

  • Kevin

    This is superb. Great variety of shots. Love the music by Dredge as well. They’re one of my favs.

  • It’s great, but ‘The Sandpit’, tilt-shift vid gets me everytime…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk9EBOOAYiU

  • AWESOME!

  • craig719

    Wow…how on earth did he shoot the sequence from the hood of the taxicab looking at the windshield. Very impressive. I didn’t This k you could shoot while moving in a car but I guess if your shootat a fast enough speed why not?

  • medo

    so impressive
    hay guys i got an idea ,
    can i do the moving camera from still images with any editing video program ?
    just taking time-lapse with full frame camera and on the editing video program make the time-lapse video and again open the new video on editing video program and with little bit zoom about 30% from bottom right corner then moving the entire scene to the top left corner
    or just from the left to the right or any where you want the video look like
    i hope you got it , i am sure it’s not 100% good idea but it will works OK i think
    sorry the English is not my native language

  • Christina

    Cool, neato… just a tad too looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong……….

  • John

    That was one of the best time lapse videos I have ever seen! Simply beautiful! It reminded me of koyannisquatsi if anyone one knows what I mean!

  • Richard

    I first saw this one this afternoon on Chris Corrideno’s blog. It is an awesome piece of work. I guess one would just have to experiment on the time sequence, exposure at sundown ect. I been wanting to try this for a long time now. I’ve got to try it.

  • Sean

    Awesome! Reminds me a bit of some HDR time lapse I saw of Vancouver, BC — Although not as iconic as NYC, this video is also amazing of the host city for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Be sure to watch in 1080p (youtube starts it out much lower)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xMz2SnSWS4

  • What’s the typical time between pics on something like this? Anyone know?

  • jamie

    LOVE it, truly truly beautiful and inspiring!!

  • Amazing and inspiring timelapse!

Some Older Comments

  • aShot October 7, 2011 11:32 pm

    Amazing and inspiring timelapse!

  • jamie February 4, 2011 10:17 am

    LOVE it, truly truly beautiful and inspiring!!

  • RevTim January 26, 2011 02:58 pm

    What's the typical time between pics on something like this? Anyone know?

  • Sean January 26, 2011 03:27 am

    Awesome! Reminds me a bit of some HDR time lapse I saw of Vancouver, BC -- Although not as iconic as NYC, this video is also amazing of the host city for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Be sure to watch in 1080p (youtube starts it out much lower)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xMz2SnSWS4

  • Richard January 22, 2011 01:52 pm

    I first saw this one this afternoon on Chris Corrideno's blog. It is an awesome piece of work. I guess one would just have to experiment on the time sequence, exposure at sundown ect. I been wanting to try this for a long time now. I've got to try it.

  • John January 21, 2011 11:27 pm

    That was one of the best time lapse videos I have ever seen! Simply beautiful! It reminded me of koyannisquatsi if anyone one knows what I mean!

  • Christina January 21, 2011 10:20 am

    Cool, neato... just a tad too looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong..........

  • medo January 21, 2011 10:14 am

    so impressive
    hay guys i got an idea ,
    can i do the moving camera from still images with any editing video program ?
    just taking time-lapse with full frame camera and on the editing video program make the time-lapse video and again open the new video on editing video program and with little bit zoom about 30% from bottom right corner then moving the entire scene to the top left corner
    or just from the left to the right or any where you want the video look like
    i hope you got it , i am sure it's not 100% good idea but it will works OK i think
    sorry the English is not my native language

  • craig719 January 21, 2011 08:06 am

    Wow...how on earth did he shoot the sequence from the hood of the taxicab looking at the windshield. Very impressive. I didn't This k you could shoot while moving in a car but I guess if your shootat a fast enough speed why not?

  • Andrés January 21, 2011 07:44 am

    AWESOME!

  • nick January 21, 2011 06:44 am

    It's great, but 'The Sandpit', tilt-shift vid gets me everytime...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk9EBOOAYiU

  • Kevin January 21, 2011 06:25 am

    This is superb. Great variety of shots. Love the music by Dredge as well. They're one of my favs.

  • Melissa January 21, 2011 05:32 am

    as a musician I'm super inspired by that music the video is set to. Oh my gosh. So beautiful. Amazing. The photography's pretty good too. hehe.

  • ghash January 21, 2011 05:03 am

    wow... i mean... wow... monumental... inspiring... and i'm going to the nightcity to shoot some pics!

    what is the name of the song in the movie (slideshow? :)) ?

  • Steve E January 20, 2011 07:00 am

    How to shoot HDR Timelapse:
    http://dynamicperception.com/?main_page=wordpress&cat=4

  • Killian January 20, 2011 06:22 am

    Just incredible. I cannot even imagine how many shots went into that, or how much time. Kudos to the creator.

  • Deb B January 20, 2011 05:41 am

    Fantastic in every way! The music was a perfect choice as well! Hats off to the talented person behind this one!

  • jeff January 20, 2011 03:49 am

    One of the best pieces of video i have ever seen. Bravo !

  • flux January 20, 2011 01:45 am

    This is the technique behind:
    http://dynamicperception.com/?main_page=wordpress&cat=4

  • Neil L January 19, 2011 11:44 pm

    Wow that's very impressive - like others I was wondering how they achieved the panning... there must have been an automated solution to get it so smooth and precise.

    I wonder how long it took!

  • Bernd Ruecker January 19, 2011 09:53 pm

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW

    Who made the musik?

    Bernd

  • Harshaka January 19, 2011 08:02 pm

    Superb friend

  • Quick Photography Tips January 19, 2011 04:39 pm

    wow! New york is my favorite city. I wish to do something like this during summers. Thanks for posting this Darren!

  • Aleksey January 19, 2011 04:15 pm

    This is epic!

  • Silverivy January 19, 2011 01:49 pm

    Great video! I would love to be able to put together a project like that.

  • davesalpha January 19, 2011 01:29 pm

    Panning can be done by just moving the tripod a little between each shot. I bought a Studiohut RM-S1AM and still working with it. Last session seemed to stop and not take any pictures. Not sure if either the timer timing out and shut down, camera shut down, or if it could have been a focus issue.

  • Igal January 19, 2011 12:21 pm

    Thank you, Unger Photography! Very interesting technique, I'll surely want to try it some day...

  • Tim January 19, 2011 10:33 am

    @monica In a number of shots (for instance the sunset overlooking the parkway) he keeps aperture and ISO constant, adjusting shutter for exposure. But he has a variety of techniques being put to superb use. I wonder what rig he is using for movement?

  • Unger Photography January 19, 2011 10:18 am

    Igal: I believe the camera is set on a dolly that is moving very slowly.

  • Graham January 19, 2011 09:44 am

    Soooooooo Coooooooooool
    Does any one know how the panning was done

  • Kiran January 19, 2011 09:10 am

    This is incredible! Would love to learn this technique :)

  • Igal January 19, 2011 08:48 am

    This is magnificent, truly impressive... I wonder, how did they achieve that motion effect of the camera while shooting timelapse photos? I always thought that camera has to be still for shooting timelapse, yet here it is, the camera is moving...

  • JJ January 19, 2011 08:28 am

    This is really amazing!

  • Unger Photography January 19, 2011 08:18 am

    That is probably the coolest time lapse video I have ever seen. I wasn't expecting much going into it, but it was really well done, and it had a lot of variety to it.

  • Brow January 19, 2011 07:56 am

    Wow, the dPS ad that popped up during the video not only scared me but made the video restart from the beginning. :(

    It truly is inspiring though and perfectly done. I wish that I had the time and patience to put something like that together!

  • Adam January 19, 2011 07:56 am

    Incredible!! Simply amazing. Dear God the amount of time that went into that. And to not only show the same scenes that we are all used to, but also just some interesting looking side spots as well. The editing was superb, and the choice of music was excellent.

  • Monica Miles January 19, 2011 07:56 am

    Wow, really inspiring. Do you think that the photographer used slow shutter speeds in some pictures to enhance the movement effect?

  • Toni Aull January 19, 2011 07:24 am

    My World looks more BEAUTIFUL through photography and the wonders of Technology....THANK YOU

  • Mira January 19, 2011 07:20 am

    Wow... that is awesome...

  • matabum, MaP blog January 19, 2011 07:19 am

    just amazing!

  • Amy January 19, 2011 07:11 am

    Wow, that's so cool! NYC is soooo busy!

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