In Order To Be Good At Time Lapse You Need To Know What Good Time Lapse Looks Like

While it contains more than just time-lapse footage, the movie Baraka is a time-lapse tour de force. I always tell people if you want to be a great photographer, look at lots of great photographs. The same thing holds true for time lapse photography. You need to know what a good time lapse movie looks like if you hope to be good at time lapse yourself.

Baraka is a 10-year old movie shot on 70mm cameras that will blow your mind. It’s HD before there was HD and the time lapse stuff is just so over the top mesmorizing that I’ve watched it three times this weekend alone. This takes time lapse to a whole new level and has motivated me to up my game considerably. If you have other amazing time-lapse resources let us know in the comments – but it’s going to be hard to top Baraka!


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Posted on August 8, 2011, in Time-lapse and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Tom Lowe from is my time-lapse hero. I will check out Baraka asap, thanks!

  2. There’s also a lot of good time lapse in Koyaanisqatsi, by Godfrey Reggio.

  3. Oh, this movie forced me to finally upgrade to HD when I discovered it a few years ago just to see it in its full glory! You might also want to check out Chronos from the same director; not all sequences are time lapse, but the whole movie features the same breathtaking photography as Baraka.

  4. Not for nothing, but Baraka is in fact a 20-year old movie, making the visual achievement all the more impressive.