This October, Triggertrap called on photographers from around the world to create time-lapse movies featuring the cities they love. The photographers captured over 65,000 frames between them, amounting to almost an hour of video footage. These clips were assembled to form LapseWorld - a three-minute film highlighting the hustle and bustle, atmosphere, diversity, and pace of the five featured cities - London, New York, San Francisco, Milan and Cape Town. Each city is also featured in its own separate timelapse movie, highlighting what makes that city unique within its country and continent.
Triggertrap Press Release
Triggertrap presents LapseWorld, an ambitious globally crowdsourced timelapse movie
■ Dozens of photographers gathered in five cities across the globe to capture a single day in their city
■ The resulting timelapse video is an incredible look at the hustle and bustle of life in a 21st century city
■ Over 65,000 individual frames were captured across the five events
This autumn, Triggertrap–creators of the world’s most intuitive timelapse tools–brought together photographers from all
backgrounds in London, New York, San Francisco, Milan, and Cape Town for a series of one day timelapse events, to
create an ambitious crowdsourced timelapse study of these five cities.
LapseWorld invited photographers to capture a series of timelapse clips from their own unique perspective on the cities
they call their own. The photographers captured over 65,000 frames between them, amounting to almost an hour of
video footage. These clips were assembled to form LapseWorld - a three-minute film highlighting the hustle and bustle,
atmosphere, diversity, and pace of the five featured cities. Each city is also featured in its own separate timelapse movie,
highlighting what makes that city unique within its country and continent.
Working alongside EyeEm in San Francisco, Apromastore in Milan, OmegaBrandess in New York, and Sunshine Co in
Cape Town, LapseWorld provided a unique opportunity for Triggertrap to host five individual events almost
simultaneously, bringing together photographers of all skill levels and backgrounds to create a collaborative timelapse
With guidance from Triggertrap’s tutorial videos, inspiration from Triggertrap Spotlight photographers, and Triggertrap’s
affordable and intuitive kit, anyone can learn to create beautiful videos charting change across minutes, hours, days, and
even months. Anyone who feels inspired by LapseWorld and would like to get involved with timelapsing – and maybe even
feature on Triggertrap’s future crowdsourced international timelapse videos – should follow Triggertrap on Twitter,
Facebook and Instagram, and, of course, take a look at triggertrap.com!
Triggertrap make it possible to trigger your camera from your smartphone. With Triggertrap Mobile photographers can
capture timelapse movies, create long exposures and trigger using all the sensors currently crammed into their phones.
All they need is our free app and our super-affordable hardware kits and they are good to go. Triggertrap Ltd is based in the UK and was founded in 2011, brought to life through crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Triggertrap Mobile has been downloaded more than 2 million times and is in use by tens of thousands of photographers in more than a hundred different countries.
■ Five cities
■ 40 photographers
■ 65,000 still photos
■ 45 minutes of video