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Watch a Russian Factory Makeover on Super Fast Forward

A drab facility in Pervouralsk, Russia, gets a colorful new look in this time-lapse video by Sasha Aleksandrov.

A drab facility in Pervouralsk, Russia, gets a colorful new look in this time-lapse video by Sasha Aleksandrov. Watch workmen rappel down the sides of buildings and swarm over the area in fast-forward. Even the camera zips through space, covering sweeping distances -- a style of time-lapse photography called "hyperlapse."

The architecture website Architizer explains that it took Alexsandrov two months to shoot the sequence, moving a camera and tripod "precisely 29 cm" between still shots to create the impression of movement.

For more work by Sasha Aleksandrov, visit his YouTube channel.

This post originally appeared on The Atlantic.

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    Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.