There are makers with video cameras like Matthias Wandel, who can show us things like his crazy motorized scaffold being built. Then there's makers with video cameras and stop-motion skills, like Frank Howarth, who introduce creative animation into building projects, giving wood and materials a life of its own. The next level of complexity comes from Ryan Higley, a digital artist and "instructional technologist" for Colorado State University, who turned a larger-scale building project into the GIF above and the video below.
Unlike Wandel and Howarth, Higley didn't build this project himself—his background is in design, animation and education, not making—but what he lacks in shop skills, he gains in Adobe After Effects knowledge. Thus when he and his wife recently commissioned their basement to be refinished, Higley turned the entire project into a crazy 60-second animation that would have been impossible to capture in-camera:
After Effects noob that I am, I was scratching my head as to how he created the video, which covers 25 days worth of construction. In this video he explains: