On the art of the timelapse, this is what R00ftopper has to say:

Over and above all the technical challenges — motion control gear, constantly changing light, aperture flicker — shooting a timelapse forces you to look inside: after setting up your shot, there’s often not much you can do for hours, but sit up there and ponder while the camera does it’s thing. The relationship between the cold glass, steel and concrete below coupled with the often majestic clouds, sky and sun/moon never ceases to be a source of wonder. And so the purpose of what you’re doing becomes a frequent question in your mind. 

As he takes us on a timelapse adventure around Toronto.

The hyperlapse is quickly becoming a sub-genre of the timelapse, and nothing we’ve seen recently does it better than Paris in Motion (Part II).  What is hyperlapse?   You know how a timelapse is composed out of thousands of photos taken from the SAME location, sometimes with a dolly to inject some motion?   Well, the hyperlapse takes this technique one step further by MOVING the camera a few steps with each shot, adding an incredible amount of complexity to the production but rendering fantastic results.   

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The Lion City by Keith Loutit

 I love Keith Loutit’s films. They’re just amazing and beautiful to watch. The music, as always, is brilliantly composed and really brings the video alive. 

This is how time-lapse and tilt-shift films should be done. You should go and watch more of his films.

And here is another brilliant step forward for the tilt-shift technique:  blurred moving horizon revealing landscape features progressively.