How To Take a Holiday Time-Lapse Video Using Your Phone

Capture a unique holiday home movie in three simple steps.

By on December 21, 2012

Looking for a unique way to capture the excitement of decorating the Christmas tree or opening presents? Try shooting a time-lapse video using your phone. Here’s how:

  1. Open your camera app and select time-lapse mode. Time-lapse is built-in to most iOS 8 devices. Android users will need to install an app such as Lapse It or Framelapse.

  2. Prop your phone up on a table or other steady surface. A thick book or two will help secure your device. For best results, try using a Joby GripTight GorillaPod stand.

  3. Tap record on your phone's camera app, then let it run until the fun's done! When finished, tap stop and your video is ready for viewing and sharing.

Want to add music to your video? YouTube Audio Library makes it easy to do so with a wide selection of holiday classics. Enjoy!

Tags: Time-lapse video, Holidays, Framelapse, Lapse It, iOS 8, How to, Camera apps, YouTube Audio Library