When making a time-lapse video, I think one of the important factors to make a good time-lapse is the music. Aside from choosing the shooting location, bringing all the gear you need, staying in the extreme weather, having a powerful enough computer to process the images, you also need to get the right music. The background music pretty much sets the pace and the feel of a time-lapse video.
While checking out some of the videos of international filmmaker and photographer Henry Jun Wah Lee, I noticed that his choice of background music is excellent. If the movement is slow, the music is nice and soothing; if the movement is fast (relatively speaking anyway; it’s a time-lapse after all), you’ll notice the same speed of the music. Take, for example, his latest video called “Ascendance”: it starts slow at the beginning, and then things speed up when you start seeing the storm and the lightnings. Brilliant!