Time Lapse Videos I Want To See

I think time lapse videos are pretty cool.  One of the first ones I saw was a few years ago when someone put together a time lapse of a picture taken every day of a child’s life for the first few years.  I don’t even want to try to find a link as I’m sure the one I saw has been joined by a million copycats.  Cool idea.

Recently, our family went to the RV show that is held in the area twice per year.  We usually go for the fall show but this year decided to go in the spring.  It was actually much cooler as there are probably twice as many RVs set up as I remember seeing in the two fall shows that we had attended previously.

Even though we have a camper and have no intention of buying a new one anytime soon, especially after dropping $700 bucks to re-seal the roof last fall, we still thought it would be fun to take a look around.  It gave us a different perspective now that we are ‘owners’ from our prior attendances where we were ‘hopers’.

One of the things that I’ve grown a fond appreciation for since I had to start dealing with it myself is the art of placing the camper properly.  Backing it into the driveway or the campsite is something I got better at, but still is a pretty heart wrenching experience, and most times I come nowhere close to getting it right on the first try.

As we paid for our tickets, the sign noted that there were over 500 RVs on the floor for display.  Walking through row after row, I started thinking about how much work was involved with getting all of these RVs set up in perfect fashion.  While I know the drivers are experts and likely got them set up so fast I could not imagine, I still thought it would have been fun to ‘watch’, and what better way than through a time lapse video?

As I walked through and admired how some RVs had their hitch ball less than two inches from the RV behind it, I really thought seeing it would be cool, and since then have thought of some other time lapse videos that I’d like to see.

  • Carpeting the library – Recently, our library announced that they will be installing new carpet throughout the entire facility this year.  With two floors of bookshelves, all sitting directly on the carpet, I envision that installing carpet will be no easy task. Will they unload each shelf of books, move them, then re-stock them, or do they have a way of moving the shelves?  Either way, I bet it would be fun to watch!
  • Building a new hospital – A few years back they built a hospital from the ground up in the local area.  For the first couple of months they had a webcam and actually had a daily time lapse feed where you could watch what happened.  Then, only about two months into the project, it went offline.  It’d be fun to see that, from the outside as well as the inside.  I know these exist for many building projects, but it’d be best to see this for a building you know or have access to go to directly.

Are you a fan of time lapse videos?  Are there any cool ones you can point me to? What time lapse videos would you like to see?