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Creamlapse: A Delicious Hyperlapse Starring Your Favorite Summer Treats

By Kishore Sawh on July 27th 2014


If you’re anywhere in the northern hemisphere, it’s summer. And it’s likely hot. If you’re like me, and in Miami’s equatorial blaze, even for a vacay, you’re in the type of heat that’s so oppressive that even the summer night’s crickets can’t be bothered to sing, and it’ll have you lurching for cover under a blade of grass for even the slightest reprieve. It’s not generally what many would call great shooting conditions either, as the sun is so bold it gives a laser edge to the shadows. So what’s one to do? What helps to get through the hot days where the sun just ambles through the sky? Ice cream.


Ok, this is not a technical film, nor a technical post, but it’s one of the best photographic representations of summer around. We’ve been treated to timelapses that cover everything from a city’s day, to wilderness month, but none quite like this that’ll have you licking your lips. It’s called Creamlapse, and it’s a short hyperlapse film shot by Mateo Cabeza.


From cones with sprinkles, to Vienetta cake, to popsicles and creamsicles, it’s here, and melting away to the tune of Bobby Vinton’s “Mr. Lonely.” Shot on a Canon 5D MKII with a 24-105mm, it’s 3500 photos of colorful temptation and inspiration. Cabeza manages to make art of something so simple, and the vibrancy of the colors and choice of subject are a perfect match for Vinton’s 1962 chart topper. It’s beautiful. Enjoy.

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Source: LaughingSquid, (All images are screen captures from video provided)

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A photographer and writer based in Miami, he can often be found at dog parks, and airports in London and Toronto. He is also a tremendous fan of flossing and the happiest guy around when the company’s good.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Graham Curran

    I’m a fan of timelapse.

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  2. Michael Moe

    very cool creamlapse! ;) ^^

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  3. Austin Swenson

    of all the things to make a time-lapse of, ice-cream seemed odd at first, but I actually like this project!

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  4. Tyler Friesen

    this makes me want ice cream. thanks

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  5. Keegan Carroll

    I could easily go for an ice-cream now but its winter where I am. Awesome shots and the music is brilliant.

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  6. Kyle Ng

    summertime sadness right here!

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  7. Herm Tjioe

    Mateo has too much time in his hands . . . and sticky ice cream residue.

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    Nice …made me hungry too … the theme song and fits perfectly is really cool

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  9. Asad Qayyum

    very cool.

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  10. Matthew Gruber

    Love the shots with the clock in them. This was a real treat :D

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  11. Greg Faulkner

    Haha, thats pretty cool (no pun intended) I’m feeling hungry now though…..

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