WATCH: 22 Hyperlapse Videos #Winning on Instagram Right Now
When Instagram joined the video game, we were all super stoked, but we haven’t seen a ton of 15-second Insta-vids in that time that have made us do a double take… or give them a double tap. But Instagram just released an app that is doing something no other app is and the thrill is real. It’s called Hyperlapse and it’s here to make your mobile vids go pro.
1. A Day in the Life of an Ellen Guest: We love The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so how cool is it that Ellen herself (um, or her social media producer) took us behind the scenes?! We’d love to see more videos like this from our favorite Insta stars. (via @theellenshow)
2. City Life: Big cities are full of color, movement and lots and lots of people. All of that action is prime video material. (via @xolui4evexo)
3. Making Art: Great art takes time, and until now you couldn’t capture a process time lapse video that would fit into Instagram’s 15 seconds… at least not easily. We’re thinking this would be a great way for people to share DIYs and recipes too! (via @paperfashion)
4. Strange Encounters: Come across something curious or even kooky? Film it! The more fun you have with your video, the more fun people will have watching it. (via @joncellini)
5. Eyes on the Sky: The sky can always make for an interesting subject. Shooting stars, migrating clouds and the rotation of the Earth are all celestial reminders of the Great Unknown. (via @marcauxvisual)
6. Go Macro: It’s not always about thinking big. In fact, sometimes it’s best to think really, really small. Get up close and personal with the tiny things you overlook everyday and you’re bound to find something interesting. (via @jmayerhiller)
7. Life of the Party: Setting up for a party is a perfect time to capture a transformation! Of course Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day is always in party mode, so filling her studio window display with balloons is a regular day in the life. (via @ohhappyday)
8. Bright Lights: Night time is the perfect time to capture colorful lights in motion. We love how this Insta user gave us a new look at the iconic spinning teacup ride at Disneyland. (via @jamesi)
9. Jimmy Fallon Chowing Down: Not everyone can devour cake like that, Jimmy. We don’t suggest scarfing hunks of cake on a regular basis, but it could be cool to see a POV shot of a dinner table or someone’s plate dwindling during a meal. (via @fallontonight)
10. On the Road: Winding roads and long drives can make great shots to test the limits of the Hyperlapse stabilization technology. Just make sure your passenger is the cameraman/woman. (via @turbojetpixie)
11. Concert Footage: We’ve all tried and failed at capturing the in-the-moment energy of a concert in photos and video. But maybe now we’re one step closer. What a great way to chronicle an event. (via @jesselirola)
12. Karlie Kloss POV: Do you see what I see? Why yes I do! Karlie Koss had a simple, but clever idea: shoot a point-of-view video of hands fast at work on a laptop. You could try getting a POV walking your dog, painting a mean mani or even just walking in killer shoes. (via @karliekoss)
13. Watching Life Pass By: There’s nothing wrong with the fly-on-the-wall approach. It can be cathartic to just let life happen around you while staying very still. (via @benritto)
14. Puppies! You may not have a litter of adorable pups that you can film as they lap up milk together (squeal!), even though you probably wish you did. In lieu of puppies, anything cute will do: kittens, bunnies, babies , etc. (via @chilidkidd)
15. Throwing a Party: Any holiday is a great excuse to film a ton of fun stuff: fireworks, birthday candles, beach bonfires, barbecues and even karaoke night! Yes, karaoke can be a holiday. (via @peter_nextmod)
16. Taylor Swift’s Made Us Look: We don’t all get to see our name in sky writing, but Taylor Swift is not your average ‘grammer. For us more run-of-the-mill picture fiends, finding out-of-the-ordinary moments can be as simple as looking around. (via @taylorswift)
17. Stunts: Please refrain from the Jackass variety. Keep the stunts to things you know you can do without bodily harm. For us, we’d probably perform the fantastic stunt of cracking an egg with one hand or our first time stand-up paddleboarding. (via @chrisburkard)
18. Film a Dance Party: It’s time to revisit your “Single Ladies” choreography. Next time you feel like busting a move, you can film it for the world to see. (via @ijustine)
19. Capturing the Skyline: Rep your city with a video version of the skyline photo. Preferably, you know, from a boat. But that’s only if you’re looking for high production value. (via @edwardkb)
20. Back to Nature: As you might guess, National Geographic has already jumped head-first into Hyperlapse. We can’t wait to see what adventures we can go on with these amazing nature lovers. If you find yourself in Mother Nature, let us follow along. (via @natgeo)
21. Mastering the Slow Pan: If you fancy yourself one to get fancy with the camerawork, try a slow pan from one side of a large space to another. With the app’s stabilization, you don’t need a tripod or anything — just a somewhat-steady hand. This could be a great technique for shooting a big event like Re: Make! (via @araphoto)
22. Tell a Story: This may be our favorite find so far. Fitting a story in 15 seconds is difficult but well worth the effort as you can see from this clever little back and forth, “chase scene” in an apartment. (via @meagancignoli)
Have you Hyperlapsed? Let us know your tips and tricks + share your vids in the comments below!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)