By: Trak

DIRECTOR: Benjamin Trancart (Trak)


MUSIC: Yasawas-Amon Tobin

“Paris, City of Light doesn’t mean “the city with a lot of beautiful lights” but, rather, “the city where, during the eighteenth century, the lights of science (with the biologists like Buffon or Jussieu and with the encyclopedy writers like Diderot or d’Alembert) and the lights of philosophy (Voltaire, Rousseau, Condorcet, Montesquieu, …) have been lit.”

Feel free to contact me for any time lapse/video project at

+33(0)6 09538910

Copyright: Trak/2012

Alvin Ailey’s REVELATIONS by Alvin Ailey

By: Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey said that one of America’s richest treasures was the cultural heritage of the African-American – ”sometimes sorrowful, sometimes jubilant, but always hopeful.” This enduring classic is a tribute to that heritage and to Ailey’s genius. Using African-American traditional spirituals, this suite fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.

A Time Lapse Collection by Simon Christen

By: Simon Christen

Over the past few years I’ve collected a lot of time lapse and loved sharing it with you through my films “The Unseen Sea” and “Adrift”.

“A Time Lapse Collection” is a medley of some of my favorite shots that didn’t make their way into either film. All of the footage was gathered on countless excursions into the Marin Headlands, the Berkeley Hills and a more recent trip to Dubai.

While my two previous films focused more on the interaction of the fog, “A Time Lapse Collection” includes fast paced urban footage from San Francisco and Dubai. Lastly, I wanted to share some of the beautiful sunsets I’d captured, lighting up clouds in a vivid explosion of color.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did while shooting.

Licensing: All of my work is available for licensing under a rights-managed agreement. If you are interested in using any of my images and/or time lapse footage, please visit my website or contact me directly. All of my clips are available up to 4K.

Please visit for a shot breakdown to all the full-length original clips used in this film.

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Music by: Blake Ewing

AMPLITUDE | NEW ZEALAND 4K by Martin Heck | Timestorm Films

By: Martin Heck | Timestorm Films

Part II/IV of a timelapse series through the always changing landscapes of New Zealand. Shot over 4 month, driving through amazing scenery, sleeping in caves under a sky of glowworms, hiking through the bush, exploring hidden canyons and floating with all the gear on my lap through gloworm caves and rushing down the river. Locations in this video where at Fjordland NP, Karamea/Oparara Basin, “Metro Cave” in Charlston, NZ, Lake Matheson, Jackson Head and Haast Pass.
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Soundtrack: “Only The Winds” by Olafur Arnalds

4K/UHD Version available here:

Special thanks to Pat Wall and the crew of Underworld Adventures ( for giving me the opportunity to shoot in such incredible locations ! It was a fantastic experience !

Equipment used:
Canon EOS 6D, Canon EOS 550D
24-105mm f4L, 70-200 f4L, 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 and Samyang 14mm f2.8
Dynamic Perception Stage One
eMotimo TB3 Black
Processing and editing was completed in Lightroom 5, LRTimelapse, After Effects and Premiere Pro CS6.

Click, Click, Click | Bergen by Jørgen

By: Jørgen

My first timelapse movie. I live in Bergen, Norway, and this is my little tribute to this beautiful city.

I started on this project in January 2013, and after a lot of waiting for good weather, for bad weather (ok, didn’t have to wait long for that), waiting for snow, the northern light, the moon (and the list goes on), I feel I’ve captured Bergen how I wanted to when I took my first steps into the movie and timelapse world.

Bergen is a small city on the west coast of Norway. Even though it is small, it is the second largest city in Norway. Locally the city is popularly called “The city between the 7 mountains”. Tourists visiting Bergen will probably early see the phrase “Gateway to the fjords”.

My camera has made close to 100 000 “clicks” (images) during this project. Only about 7500 images are used in the final movie.

Nikon D300s
Nikkor 16-85mm VR DX
Nikkor 50mm 1.4G
Benro A2692TB1 Travel Angel Tripod
B+W ND 3.0 filter
B+W Circular Polarizer filter

Crystallize — Lindsey Stirling

A Stop Motion Summer – Vooray by Marc Donahue

By: Marc Donahue

25% off Entire Site at using my unique code “vrpermagrin1”
Directed/Edited by Marc Donahue –
Producer – Roth Rind –
1st Assistant Camera – Gus Winkelman
Gaffer – Oliver Thompson
Model – Christine Griffith
Vooray Clothing –
Music – Tegan & Sara – Closer –
Description: We used our lyric-lapse and hyperlapse techniques for a one day shoot at Steamer’s Lane in Santa Cruz, CA with the clothing company Vooray.
For more inquiries please email –

Escaping the Light Dome by donald jensen

By: donald jensen

Its time to Escape the Light Dome… A world where we are blinding ourselves to a view of the universe.

The most disheartening part is that most people not only don’t realize this is happening, they don’t seem to care. It is something that we have just taken for granted… that we will not see the stars from our cities. What is worse, is that most people have no interest in seeking out a view of the stars.

I’ve spent many sunsets in the mountains with moderate crowds, and I am always amazed how quick people are to leave before it gets dark. I understand there is a primordial fear of the dark that is built into us. I get that. However, I also know that there is a different kind of beauty that the night sky brings to the landscape. And, when you wait a little, and let your eyes adjusted to the lack of light, it is a far less frightening place than most would imagine. Its actually quite spectacular.

That was the largest motivation for this video. I think it is important to educate people about the existence and scope of light pollution. Beyond that, hopefully this video will inspire people to get out there, and experience first hand what a sky full of stars looks like.

It was important to show that the Northwest can be every bit a beautiful at night as it is during the day. Seeing snow capped peaks under the stars, and in awe inspiring site. Watching the lights of climbers move around on Mount Rainier under a starry sky brings an interesting connection to someone you will probably never meet. And standing next to a perfectly calm tarn or lake, and seeing the stars reflect off of that body of water is just spectacular. If you haven’t seen these things, you are missing out.

Everyone should make it a point to spend at least two nights under the stars. First, spend a night under the full moon or nearly full moon. When you look down, and see your own shadow on the ground, and realize that is being cast by the light reflecting off of the moon, it is an amazing sensation. It doesn’t even seem real.

Next spend a night under a moonless sky. The shear number of stars is overwhelming. The Sagittarius arm of the of the Milky Way can be seen extending across the sky. The level of wonderment created by this view is off the charts.

I know it is popular to ask everyone to share your videos and pictures around the internet. But I would ask you do something slightly different with this video. Share it with our elected officials. Get them to
watch it, and then ask them what kind of future they want to leave behind.

First, let them see what we as a people are doing to our night skies. More importantly, let them see how totally inefficient we are going about lighting our cities. We can help mitigate this issue by pushing for more efficient lighting practices. This is not about saying everyone needs to turn their lights off at night. Its simply about asking if we are using the right light fixtures to with the right amount of lights to illuminate our streets, sidewalks, and porches.

For more information about proper lighting techniques:

Beyond this, I would ask that people help push for the establishment of Dark Sky Parks so that we can preserve the nightly view of the universe for future generations. I would love to see the establishment off a Dark Skies Park on the Olympic Peninsula, in South Eastern Washington, and possibly even the North Cascades.

For more information on the establishment of Dark Skies Parks, check out this link:

At the end of the night, I can concede that I might never stand outside of Pikes Place Market, and look up and see the Milkyway. However, I will not concede that this should be an ever expanding trend where we have fewer an fewer places from which we can see a sky full of stars.

We really are a little more than the sum of the world we leave behind.

Thanks for watching, and keep an eye out as I have a couple more videos in the work.

I would like to extend a very grateful thank you to Jennifer Warnick for taking the time to narrate this. Her hard work and amazing voice really took this video to whole new level.

The music is “Revival” by CJ Shaman

The origins of the Bill Waterson quote from the beginning can be found here:

Still images from this video:

Canon 7D
Canon 60D
Tokina 11-16
Tamron 16-50
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Slider

Shooting with Schat: A Day in the Life by Roadtrippers

By: Roadtrippers
Spend a day in the boots of our Timelapse Photographer, Joel Schat, as he spends an average day on a roadtrip in the Grand Canyon!

Turn the Volume up, HD on and enjoy!!

I can hear my alarm going off, although I don’t want to acknowledge it as I was up shooting the Milkyway until around 2 am the night before and am still very tired, running off around 4 hours of sleep.
*hits snooze*

5 minutes later the second alarm starts going off so I decided to pull the curtain back and check the weather to see if its worth waking up for. Each morning while still mainly asleep I hope that its cloudy but upon looking out the window and seeing the first bit of light starting to warm the sky I know it will be a gorgeous one so I immediately start to rush out of bed and get the camera gear together wondering to myself.. Why did I want it to be cloudy? Why did I sleep through my first alarm?

Once the fresh air hits my face I know i’m awake now and well.. you can watch the video and see what a day in my life is like!

Equipment used:
Canon 6d
Canon 5d mark ii
Canon 16 – 35, 24-70, 70-200.
Rokinon 14
Motion Control:
Emotimo TB3 Black
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero
Film + Edit: Joel Schat (

Budapest Cityscape by Joe Simon Films

By: Joe Simon Films

I have been testing out the GH4 in Budapest and made this short film over the past few days. It’s a mix of 4K footage, hyperlapse and time-lapse. The high speed shot of the pigeons is shot at 1080 96fps.

Read more about my thoughts on the GH4 and my setup here –

Music – – “Dusk” by Marmoset

Shot on –
Panasonic GH4
Panasonic 12-35 f/2.8 IS lens
Freefly Systems MOVI 10
Benro Tripod