Time lapse shows entire Chicago Pride Parade and after party in minutes (VIDEO)

Tue. June 30, 2015 8:57 PM by Andy Ambrosius

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photo credit // chicagopride.com

The camera runs a full 24 hours to show the parade and following party in Boystown.

Chicago, IL - Miss the 2015 Chicago Pride Parade and Boystown after party? Never fear, as a newly released time lapse video captures the entire celebration in just 10 minutes.

Filmed from a balcony in the 3300 block of North Halsted Street, the footage is courtesy of the same photographer who flew a drone over Northalsted Market Days 2014. Chicagoan and avid photographer Rob Sall says this year's parade video is the result of more than 24 hours of continuous picture taking, from parade setup to midnight walks of shame.

"We wanted to do a full-day time lapse to show [the parade] from the time they tow the cars at 5 a.m. until the next morning," Sall told ChicagoPride.com. "I started it at 5 a.m. Sunday morning, and it ran until 7 a.m. Monday morning. It's 18,311 pictures, or 44.12 GB of data.

"I just mounted the camera on the front railing of our balcony and let it run for the day," Sall continued. "Picture were taken every five seconds to show the entire process. Barren street, railings up, the flood of people, parade, cleanup, and then how the street at night are still chaos and packed all night long."

Sall says he talked about doing the time lapse last year, in addition to the drone footage of Market Days, but his mounted camera didn't work. This year, he ironed out all the kinks to get all the footage in one successful shot.