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Watch a Russian Factory Makeover on Super Fast Forward

A drab facility in Pervouralsk, Russia, gets a colorful new look in this time-lapse video by Sasha Aleksandrov. Watch workmen rappel down the sides of buildings and swarm over the area in fast-forward. Even the camera zips through space, covering sweeping distances -- a style of time-lapse photography called "hyperlapse."

The architecture website Architizer explains that it took Alexsandrov two months to shoot the sequence, moving a camera and tripod "precisely 29 cm" between still shots to create the impression of movement.

For more work by Sasha Aleksandrov, visit his YouTube channel.

This post originally appeared on The Atlantic.

Keywords: Time, Russia, Lapse

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is an associate editor at The Atlantic. She curates the Video channel. All posts »

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