A Collection of Great Time-Lapse Videos Courtesy of The Awl

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We recently saw five of the best time-lapse videos to have already appeared on The Awl. Now they’re back with seven more incredible time-lapse videos that were drifting aimlessly around cyberspace looking for one tidy home.

Corn, Roots, and Leaves Growing

 

Watch tiny seeds sprout into over five inches of solid corn growth in only ten days. Between the subsidies and the miracle of photosynthesis, no wonder corn syrup is so ubiquitous. I wonder if there have been studies that correlate banjo music with successful germination?

 

Drive from L.A. to New York

For all those times you think, I’m just going to get in a convertible and drive to the east coast. Pack scarves and be prepared to break down about three minutes and 10 seconds in.

 

Rotting Apple

 


If you plan on eating an apple today, I’d suggest not watching this video first. Or, play the video and eat your apple in 42 seconds before the white mold starts to make an appearance on screen. One of the more unappetizing time-lapse videos out there.

 

9/11 Memorial

 

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Seven years of construction on the 9/11 memorial are condensed into one minute and 27 seconds.

Yosemite Range of Light

 

 

Yosemite Range of Light from Shawn Reeder on Vimeo.

Filmmaker Shawn Reeder spent two years shooting scenes in the Sierras and Yosemite to make Yosemite Range of Light. Watch this video whenever you think New York City is the greatest place on earth and stop being such a placist (place racist). Nature rules.

Lotte Time-Lapse: Birth to 12 years

 

Lotte Time Lapse: Birth to 12 years in 2 min. 45. from Frans Hofmeester on Vimeo.

If you’ve already seen this video on a Sprint commercial, you might think its uncool to sell out to a cell phone company. But Frans Hofmeester filmed his daughter every single week from her birth until she turned 12—Frans earned his paycheck. I can’t wait for another 12 years to pass so I can see Lotte in her mid-twenties. Take note and step up your game, dads of the world.

Burning Man 2011

You could rent an RV, score some hard drugs, not shower for a week, have unprotected sex in the desert, and admit to co-workers that you go to Burning Man. Or, you could watch this five minute video and get the gist of the festival without the urinary tract infection. So many pretty glowing lights.

 [Top Image Courtesy of Shawn Reeder on Vimeo]

 

 

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The Awl, a New York City-based web concern established in early 2009, intends to encourage a daily discussion of the issues of the day–news, politics, culture (and TV!)–during sensible hours of the working week. An “awl,” by the way, is a “pointed tool used for punching small holes,” often utilized in wood and leather craft. Megan L. Wood is a freelance writer based in New York City. She grew up in the rural Midwest but has lived and worked on five continents and speaks a smattering of three foreign languages. Her writing and guides about travel, culture, and food has been featured on Salon, Slate, Vice, National Public Radio, Ethical Traveler, The Huffington Post, and others. Currently, she’s writing her first travel memoir.

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Megan L. Wood
Megan L. Wood is a freelance writer for The Awl, based in New York City. She grew up in the rural Midwest but has lived and worked on five continents and speaks a smattering of three foreign languages. Her writing and guides about travel, culture, and food has been featured on Salon, Slate, Vice, National Public Radio, Ethical Traveler, The Huffington Post, and others. Currently, she’s writing her first travel memoir.
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