Creating a ‘video timelapse’ – Eirik Solheim’s “one year in 120 seconds”

by planetmitch2 Comments

This is possibly a new concept to most of you – creating a ‘video timelapse’ – in this case, showing the change of seasons over 1 year in 120 seconds. Most are familiar with doing a timelapse with stills, but in this case, Eirik Solheim has done it with video and then explains how it is done (make sure to read that!). He’s provided 3 samples now (we’ll show the 2 done with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews))

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Video timelapse

One year in 120 seconds from Eirik Solheim on Vimeo.

Another Sample

One year in 2 minutes from Eirik Solheim on Vimeo.

And a true timelapse

Eric has also recently released a true timelapse from 3500ish shots

One year in 2 minutes from Eirik Solheim on Vimeo.

A true timelapse made from more than 3500 high resolution images shot from the same spot during all of 2010. Music by Magnus Gangstad ( Download the video and learn how it was made here:

Doesn’t that make you wanna get out and shoot?

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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I like the video time lapse better because the stills time lapse seems to flash too much for my taste. But what ever your choice the concept is fantastic and they are great postings.


hmm, not quite the same for me as stills timelapse, doesnt feel like time is passing, just feels like what it is, 4 shots of each season cross faded into the next. has no life, i got bored.