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Video Of The Day: Disneyland, A Whirlwind Tour

Aug 14th, 2013 at 6:00PM: If someone says "Disneyland" or "Disney World," the words "quick trip" rarely come to mind as a follow-up. Yet two filmmakers have managed to provide a desktop Disneyland experience, showcasing Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney in about a minute and a half. So now, sit back, relax and enjoy a quick journey to Anaheim. We'd love to feature your photos and videos on...

Video: Watch San Francisco Be Engulfed By An Ocean Of Fog

Jul 2nd, 2013 at 5:00PM: Photographer Simon Christen spent two years compiling footage of San Francisco's famous fog for this 4.5-minute, piece of Zen, time-lapse video. His "love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area" was written during pre-dawn, 45-minute hikes into the Marin headlands to capture the fog gliding over the hills and under the Golden Gate Bridge. The result is quite beautiful. The fog tumbles...

Video Of The Day: This Is Shanghai

Jun 17th, 2013 at 5:00PM: Today's Video of the Day takes us on a techno-filled trip through Shanghai, courtesy of photographer Rob Whitworth. Although much of the short time-lapse film focuses on twinking lights and congested traffic, it also shows the city is much more than that by stopping to follow both a taxi driver and a woman selling flowers. The video also stops for a few seconds to give a glimpse into a couple...

Video Of The Day: Sydney Fog

Jun 12th, 2013 at 6:00PM: I spent the weekend upstate, reveling in the view of the lush New York countryside as fog spills over the hills. It was a rainy but beautiful drive up and back and when I woke up today, I wanted to see more fog scenery. I came across this video of fog over the Sydney harbor on Vimeo and loved it. It's short and sweet, but moving all the same. Created by Joe Budgen, this time-lapse video is one...

Video: A Time-Lapse Tour Of Shanghai

Jun 9th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Rob Whitworth's time-lapses are always a cut above. His unique tracking and morphing shots draw you into a city's routine and accurately sketch its character. His panning and zooming give the sensation of flying around a city and dropping in on its denizens for a look around at ground level before taking to the air again. He's applied his time-lapse talent to other Asian cities before,...

Video: The Stunning Landscapes Of New Zealand In Timelapse

Apr 7th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Considered one of the great adventure travel destinations on Earth, New Zealand is a country known for its stunning landscapes and breathtaking vistas. Nowhere is that more evident than in the video below, which simply put is 5+ minutes of jaw-dropping imagery. Shot entirely on the North Island, the video offers enticing shots of snow-capped mountains, beautiful shorelines and verdant forests. ...

Video Of The Day: Sunrise In Cloud City

Mar 21st, 2013 at 6:00PM: Today's Video of the Day could pass for footage from a futuristic sci-fi movie, but it was taken recently in Dubai by photographer Sebastian Opitz. Opitz's surreal, almost comic book-like images were shot on a rare foggy morning as the sun rises. The time-lapse video was taken over four hours, at the end of which, the clouds seem to melt away, but the landscape still seems like a scene from the...

Video Of The Day: Getting To Know Guangzhou, China

Nov 26th, 2012 at 5:00PM: For today's Video of the Day we're traveling to China, where this short video from Vimeo gives a glimpse of Guangzhou, the third largest city in the country. I like this video because it first offers an up close look at artists and other locals going about their day to day routine, and then really wows viewers with some dazzling time-lapse photography. Be sure to look out for the twisting...

Video Of The Day: Time Lapse Of Superstorm Sandy Hitting New York City

Oct 30th, 2012 at 6:00PM: Richard Shepherd created this time lapse video of Superstorm Sandy hitting New York City by using images from the New York Times webcam, which has been positioned on the 51st floor of the Times building in midtown Manhattan since the start of the storm. The video shows the progression of Sandy from noon on October 29 until 9:30 a.m. on October 30. Keep your eye out for a shift at minute...

Video Of The Day: Amazing Kuala Lumpur Time Lapse

Oct 22nd, 2012 at 6:00PM: Once a small Chinese tin-mining village, Kuala Lumpur has grown to be the largest city in Malaysia, a metropolis of around 6.5 million people. The transformation took only about 150 years, and today visitors will find an ultra-modern city with dazzling lights, cloud-reaching skyscrapers, a state-of-the-art monorail, bustling shopping centers and more. Architectural photographer Rob...

Video Of The Day: Paris In Motion

Oct 3rd, 2012 at 6:00PM: "Paris In Motion (Part II)" from Mayeul Akpovi on Vimeo. Thanks to BBC Travel's Sean O'Neill, I checked out this beautiful time-lapse video he linked to on his Twitter page. "Paris In Motion" features over 3,500 images taken and compiled by Mayeul Akpovi. From famous landmarks to airports, this video captures the frantic motion within the city of Paris. Car headlights blur together as a...

Video Of The Day: Rio De Janeiro Time-Lapse

Aug 29th, 2012 at 6:00PM: "A day in Rio de Janeiro" from Joe Simon Films on Vimeo. I love going through Vimeo slowly, looking for diamonds in the rough of time-lapse videos. I found one today. Created by Joe Simon, this time-lapse explores Rio de Janeiro. Featuring the simplistic beauty found in the subtle swaying of anchored boats, the coming and going of beach-goers, the overwhelmingly perfect sunshine and the...

Video: Cities Across The Globe

Jul 15th, 2012 at 4:00PM: CITY #3721 from Lam Ho Tak on Vimeo. You can board a plane and fly to any city on this planet. No matter where you go, you'll find familiarity amid the unfamiliarity. Paved and braided highway systems weave through cities and carry pairs of headlights through the dark night, one after another. Pedestrians congregate on street corners and wait for the opportunity to cross and then do so...

Video Of The Day: Florence Time-Lapse

Jul 11th, 2012 at 6:00PM: Semper Firenze I came across this time-lapse video from a New Year's outing in Florence, Italy, on Vimeo (user MattBen) today. It struck me immediately as dramatic, but also mesmerizing. The time-lapse starts off and ends with slow sounds and visuals. The video climaxes in the middle with chaotic and dissonant music paired with footage of people moving along the streets of Florence...

Video Of The Day: Rush Hour At Boston Logan Airport

Jun 28th, 2012 at 6:00PM: Today's Video of the Day brings you a moment of Zen from an unlikely source: Boston Logan Airport at rush hour. Boston-based Chris Eagle made the time-lapse video from about 40 minutes of airplane runway footage, and with the accompanying music by Little People, it feels almost peaceful (probably much more so than if you were on one of the planes waiting to take off). The video is a sequel of...

Video Of The Day: Midnight Sun Shines In Iceland

May 7th, 2012 at 6:00PM: The "midnight sun" is a natural phenomenon occurring north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle when the sun never fully sets and remains visible 24 hours a day. Since there are no permanent human settlements south of the Antarctic Circle, countries and territories that experience the midnight sun are limited to those crossed by the Arctic Circle, including Canada,...

Video: Yosemite In Timelapse

May 1st, 2012 at 8:00AM: Timelapse videos seem to be all the rage on the Internet these days but when they look as amazing as the one below, you can understand why. The 4 minute-44 second clip was shot in Yosemite National Park by filmmaker Shawn Reeder and it only serves to remind us just how beautiful that place actually is. If you've never experienced Yosemite for yourself, there is no better time to go than in the...

Video Of The Day: World Trade Center Back On Top of New York's Skyline

Apr 30th, 2012 at 6:00PM: As of today, the World Trade Center is back as the tallest building in New York City. Construction crews erected steel columns that reach over 1,250 feet high, just edging out the observation deck at the Empire State Building. The skyscraper isn't expected to reach its full height for at least another year. When finished, the giant monolith will be capped with a 408-foot-tall needle that...

Video Of The Day: Venezuelan Skies Time-Lapse

Apr 18th, 2012 at 6:00PM: This time-lapse video featuring Venezuelan skies and aptly named "Venezuelan Skies" just brightened my day. A recent addition to Vimeo with very few plays (5 total plays as I write this), this gem deserves to be seen. Upbeat music is paired with captivating images in this video. Swirling clouds in Venezuela and fog soar above beautifully colored scenery. Large rock formations are juxtaposed...

Video: New Orleans Time-Lapse

Apr 15th, 2012 at 1:00PM: "Nola Time Lapse" from Jeremiah Fry on Vimeo. Why do I like time-lapse videos so much? Because they give me an opportunity to watch life in fast-forward, which is something I regularly wish I could do. Usually I want to fast-forward the bland, boring parts of my life: filling out paperwork at the DMV, waiting at an insufferably long traffic light and watching a band play live that I wish wasn't...

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