The Golden Gate Bridge: A 75th Anniversary Birthday Party

Photography by: Thomas Hawk, California

The Golden Gate Bridge: A 75th Anniversary Birthday Party

This week marked the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th birthday, and there was a day-long party in San Francisco to mark the occasion. The celebration culminated in a massive fireworks display and light show, and the old bridge looks as beautiful as ever bathed in the light of the fireworks. The bridge, which opened on May 27th 1937, is a wonder of engineering and was named one of the modern Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The Seventh Movement has created The Golden Gate Way, a beautiful time-lapse short film to celebrate the Golden Gate’s Anniversary, with music by Otis Redding, John Lee Hooker, Scott McKenzie and others. It’s a wonderful video postcard of the celebration!

The Golden Gate Way by The Seventh Movement

(Best Viewed in HD Full-Screen with Scaling Off)

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LA Light: The Electric Radiance of Los Angeles at Night

LA Light: The Electric Radiance of Los Angeles at Night

LA Light is a truly stunning, serene time-lapse short film by filmmaker Colin Rich, which has been nominated for Best Lyrical Video at the 2012 Vimeo Festival+Awards. The acclaimed film brilliantly captures the electric radiance of Los Angeles at night, paired with the lushly stellar music of Cinematic Orchestra’s To Build A Home from their album Ma Fleu.

LA Light: The Electric Radiance of Los Angeles at Night

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Rear Window: An Amazing Time-Lapse of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window”

Rear Window: An Amazing Time-Lapse of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window

Rear Window is a fascinating three-minute time-lapse short film created by filmmaker Jeff Desom, which is based on Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movie Rear Window (1954). Desom extracted all of the film footage as seen from Jimmy Stewart’s point of view in the movie and stitched it back together. He reconstructed the pieces in a way that created a single panoramic view of the entire Greenwich Village apartment building’s courtyard, while keeping the order of events true to the movie’s plot.

In Hitchcock’s Rear Window, professional photographer L.B. “Jeff” Jeffries, played by Jimmy Stewart, had broken his leg while trying to take an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his Greenwich Village apartment, he spends his days and nights looking out of his apartment’s rear window into the courtyard observing the daily lives of his neighbors. He begins to suspect that a man who lives across the courtyard may have murdered his invalid wife. Jeff enlists the help of his high society girlfriend Lisa and his visiting nurse Stella to investigate.

Rear Window: An Amazing Time-Lapse of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window”

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A Dazzling July 4th Extravaganza of Glorious Fireworks

A Dazzling July 4th Extravaganza of Glorious Fireworks

When the sun goes down on July 4th, people all around the world will marvel at the latest celestial dazzling burst of fireworks pageantry. And what better way to celebrate our nation’s independence could there possibly be than with some high-definition footage of fireworks going off at a glorious 2,000 frames per second, a collection of time-lapses showcasing the many fireworks displays over Chicago? Happy Fourth of July!

Firepower: Fourth of July Fireworks Over Chicago

(Best Watched in Dazzling HD Full-Screen Mode)

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24 Hours of Neon: Color and Insanity

24 Hours of Neon: Color and Insanity

24 Hours of Neon is an HDR (high dynamic range) tone mapped, time lapse four-minute short film by English filmmaker Philip Bloom. The film creates a sense of the color and insanity that Las Vegas gives you, all from one view point: Bloom’s balcony in his room at the MGM Signature hotel. Music is by the awesome Clint Mansell, from the stunning movie Moon.

24 Hours of Neon: Color and Insanity

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Take a Super-Short International Holiday: San Francisco to Paris in Two Minutes!

Take a Super-Short International Holiday: San Francisco to Paris in Two Minutes!

SF to Paris in Two Minutes is a two-minute time lapse short film by Nate Bolt at Beep Show. Bolt took a photograph roughly every two miles between take-off in San Francisco and landing in Paris CDG to make this airplane time lapse.

The photos during take-off and landing are all computer models and totally rendered, since you can’t  use electronic devices during times that the FAA prohibits them. Bolt got lucky and had a whole row to himself to set up the tripod and gear. Otherwise, just imagine how annoying it would have been to sit next to a guy taking a photograph out of the plane’s window every 2-to-30 seconds during an 11-hour flight!

Watch more of these wacky time lapse short films at Beep Show.

Take a Super-Short International Holiday: San Francisco to Paris in Two Minutes!

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Cherry Blossom Time: The Trumpets of Spring are Playing

Cherry Blossom Time: The Trumpets of Spring are Playing

Photography by:  Joseph O. Holmes, NYC

Cherry Blossom Time: A Time-Lapse at The Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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