12,225 Miles of Time Lapse: The Drivelape Project by Brian DeFrees

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12,225 Miles of Time Lapse: The Drivelape Project by Brian DeFrees

Brian DeFrees, a multimedia designer, decided to take a trip and record it via time-lapse. He documented the trek using a window-mounted Canon 60D and an intervalometer, taking an image every 5 seconds. During 55-day trip, he collected more than 200,000 images, which edited down to a 5-minute tour of the U.S.

Brian never took time to travel after college, so he decided to state-hop and visit family and friends across the U.S. The 12,225-mile trip had it's ups and downs—he met some interesting people and saw amazing places along the way but also incurred a flat tire in the desert, two oil changes and $1,500 worth of gas bills. Worth it? You decide, just check out the time lapse below.

The Drivelapse Roadtrip

Time-lapse scenery during the trip:

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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