Julian Tryba has a unique take on the time lapse—one that gets more interesting as the movie below plays out:
Traditional time-lapses are constrained by the idea that there is a single universal clock. In the spirit of Einstein’s relativity theory, layer-lapses assign distinct clocks to any number of objects or regions in a scene. Each of these clocks may start at any point in time, and tick at any rate. The result is a visual time dilation effect known as layer-lapse.
He provides quite a few making-of details, including info on the software used:
Lightroom – “I use Lightroom to perform 90% of my color grading on photos, similar to many other time-lapse photographers.”
Premiere Pro – “The video editing program I use for compiling all the clips.”
LRTimelapse- “LRTimelapse is used for exporting holy grail sequences, and removing flicker.”
Photoshop – “I barely used any Photoshop but it can be more effective/faster for masking out objects and then importing the masks into After Effects. I also use some still frames in the layer-lapses so I might Photoshop a picture to get all the cars and people out so that I have a clean image of a scene.”