Hayaku: A Time Lapse Journey Through Japan


This is an extraordinary time lapse video of Japan. It captures two contradictory elements and holds them in perfect balance. The two elements are movement and stillness, and we experience both at the same time, as if they are overlapping. I also love the track by Royksopp that Kremer chose for his work. The music steadily builds to a satisfying crescendo just as the images we’re witnessing are building up to a satisfying whole. Brad Kremer is a film-maker from Tahoe City, California. He is well-known for his snowboard videos and Burton is one of his clients. “Hayaku” means “hurry up.”

Thanks to Joe Lazarus for finding this artist!