TIME LAPSE VIDEO: Use for Impact

Day turns to night, flowers open then wither, a chrysalis morphs into a butterfly, all within a few moments on the screen. Time-lapse video can be a compelling tool to capture something otherwise deemed unable to capture.

The first recorded use of the time-lapse technique was by cinematographer Georges Méliès' in his motion picture Carrefour De L'Opera (1897).  One of the most breathtaking large scale uses of time-lapse film today is the 1992 award winning documentary Baraka, by the creative team Ron Fricke, Mark Magidson, and Michael Stearns. "[Baraka] has no plot, contains no actors and has no script.  Instead, high quality 70mm images show some of the best, and worse, parts of nature and human life.  Time-lapse is used heavily to show everyday life from a different perspective."

Some classic themes of time-lapse video:

While producing the documentary film “Southington Relay For LifeMiceli Productions created a time-lapse video of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event.  The resulting visual communicates quickly the vast number of community members this event impacted.

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