Inspiration: Jeff Frost’s Epic Time-Lapse Kickstarter Film

Time-lapse photography and video is generally pretty simple. Set up a camera, plug in the intervalometer, adjust a few settings and start that shutter releasing, right? Alternatively, video time-lapse can be as simple as shooting a long clip and speeding it up.

Well, some people go a bit further than these simple techniques and create something that pretty much redefines the genre.

Such is the case with Jeff Frost’s ambitious Kickstarter-funded project, Circle of Abstract Ritual, a timelapse art piece of epic proportion. At twelve minutes or so in length, this is no small feat. The project took 300,000 photos, riots, wildfires, paintings in abandoned houses, a carcass, two years, a team of likeminded help, and zero graphics to complete.


While this all sounds impressive, these components of the project won’t really sink in until having seen the video.

Without further ado, here is Circle of Abstract Ritual:

While interesting and amazing to watch, it’s worth having a quick look behind the scenes at the scope of work that was involved in creating the amazing grand finale featuring the inverted Joshua Trees:

For more information about Jeff and his work, visit or visit him through social channels at and

Russ Fairley
Russ Fairley
Russ Fairley is a producer, editor and motion graphic designer. He also writes for Videomaker and several other publications.

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