We were recently contacted by Matt Givot, who has created a gorgeous Disneyland time lapse video with his friend Dan Douglas. We are thrilled to share this with you today. If you folks enjoy it and ask for more in the comments, we might just be able to convince this talented duo to share more videos with us in the future. We think this one is going to knock your socks off.

There’s a special energy to Disneyland. A life force which ebbs and flows throughout the day. To take it all in you’d have to sit on a park bench for an entire day. We’ve found a way to bring it to you in just a few minutes. Timelapse photography allows us to capture just a small piece of that magic.  It’s the things we can not see for example, what to the naked eye looks like crowded chaos, is actually an organized flow of movement. My goal was to show people that even as they visit the park they too are part of what make it so special. And at night, the whole place lights up with extra color and excitement. This subject is a photographers dream, striking Southern California night skies and a perfectly lite subject that is glowing with pixie dust.

This movie is comprised of about 18,000 still images from a canon 5dIII, all shot on one sunny day this summer. They were shot in high resolution to capture the amazing detail of the park. But all those pictures take up a lot of hard drive space. In the case of this piece, about 400GB of storage was needed. But the combination of Disneyland’s beautiful settings and our ability to capture it with so much detail, is what makes this video so compelling. We hope you enjoy it:

Welcome to The Magic – A Disneyland Timelapse from Givot on Vimeo.