time lapse

  a method of filming where frames are shot much slower than their normal rate, allowing action to take place between frames, and giving the appearance of the action taking place much faster in the finished product; often done for nature filming (the blooming of a flower, the movement of clouds, etc.), allowing the viewer to witness the event compressed from real time (hours or days) into a few seconds; (one frame shot every 30 seconds over 24 hours of real time would equal two minutes of film time); opposite of slow-motion
  Example: Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Glossary of cinematic terms . 2015.

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  • time-lapse — adj [only before noun] time lapse photography involves taking many pictures of something over a period of time and then showing them together, so that a very slow process seems to happen much faster …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • time-lapse — time ,lapse adjective time lapse PHOTOGRAPHY uses a series of photographs taken over a period of time to make a slow process seem to happen much faster …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • time lapse — ˈtime lag [time lag time lags] (also lag, ˈtime lapse) noun the period of time between two connected events …   Useful english dictionary

  • time-lapse — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a photographic technique) taking a sequence of frames at set intervals to record changes that take place slowly over time …   English terms dictionary

  • time-lapse — [tīm′laps΄] adj. designating or of a technique of photographing a slow process, as the growth of a plant, on film by exposing single frames at widely spaced intervals: the developed film is projected at regular speed to show the entire process… …   English World dictionary

  • Time-lapse — [ frame|right|The flower of a geranium opening over a period of about two hours. Consecutive frames are 7 minutes apart.] Time lapse photography is a cinematography technique whereby each film frame is captured at a rate much slower than it will… …   Wikipedia

  • time-lapse — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: from the noun time lapse : of, relating to, or constituting a motion picture taken at a speed slower than normal but usually projected at a normal speed so that a slow action (as the opening of a flower bud)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Time-lapse — Este artículo o sección necesita ser wikificado con un formato acorde a las convenciones de estilo. Por favor, edítalo para que las cumpla. Mientras tanto, no elimines este aviso puesto el 26 de mayo de 2009. También puedes ayudar wikificando… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Time Lapse — Infobox Album | Name = Time Lapse Type = Album Artist = Steve Hackett Released = 1991 Recorded = November 1981 October 1990 Genre = Progressive rock Length = 67:35 Label = Camino Records Producer = Steve Hackett and Billy Budis Reviews =… …   Wikipedia

  • Time-lapse — Accéléré Accéleré d une fleur de géranium s ouvrant. Deux images consécutives sont espacées de 7 minutes dans la réalité, la durée totale réelle de la vidéo est de deux heures L accéléré ou intervalle de temps (time lapse en anglais) est un effet …   Wikipédia en Français

  • time-lapse — /tuym laps /, adj. done by means of time lapse photography: a time lapse study of the blooming of a flower. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

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