How Those Beautiful Time-Lapses Are Made

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Eric Kessler of Kessler Crane hosted Timefest 2011, an event that brought top photographers around the country to showcase the gadgets, inventions, contraptions, small dollies, little engines, joysticks, controllers, wheels, iPhone apps, beer, secret locations and anything else you can think of that goes into a time-lapse shot.

Creating time-lapses is a little overwhelming and actually a lot of hard work (hours and hours outside) but is also rewarding (fun with nature, hanging with buddies, awesome shots) and just fantastically cool. The gear they're working with is to die for (I especially love the joystick controlled machine). I love watching passionate people in their element, doing what they love and killing it. Think of it as a short documentary, I zipped through the whole half hour like it was nothing. I think you'll do the same. [Kessler U via Tom Guilmette