Existence – A Time Lapse Project – Absolutely Breathtaking Footage

I am a sucker for incredible footage. This sequence by Michael Shainblum in breathtaking. There is something about time lapse that makes you fall away into the scene and really captures what it feels like to be at a place over time. While the star scenes are incredible, I personally like the tops of the clouds and the city scenes the best. The tops of the clouds remind me of water and those huge, colorful tarps you used to throw balls into at gym class when I was a kid (I don’t even know if they still do that anymore).

Anyway, sit back and enjoy the next 6 minutes. It is worth every second.

Its been almost a year since i started my journey into time-lapse photography. This project has been an ongoing process for about 4 months. There was a lot of trial and error, there were also many sleepless nights in many different unexpected places. This film has taught me about patience and what it really takes to achieve the shot that you dream about in your head. The gear isn’t as important as the passion you put within your work.

This short video is called EXISTENCE. The video is a statement not only about time and progression, but also a statement about the world we have created for ourselves. The videos contrasts the two extremes of life itself. The urban metropolis and the beauty outside the city. I love to stargaze, watching the milky way float across the sky is one of the most therapeutic experiences i have felt. If you havent, then i strongly recommend taking the time to do so.” – Michael Shainblum