A filmmaker Frans Hofmeester has created a time-lapse video of his daughter, Lotte, by filming her every week for 12 years and editing the clips into a two-minute-35-second video that has gone viral online.
The video titled "Portrait of Lotte," and which, according to Gawker.com, consists of snippets of footage from over 600 weeks of Lotte's life, shows how Lotte changed over 12 years in just two minutes and 35 seconds.
The video, first posted on April 17, begins with the girl as a newborn. It then shows her going through transformations, with her face and smile changing. We watch as she begins talking to her father and as her hair grows longer.
The video, uploaded on Vimeo last Monday, has been viewed almost one million times, with people complementing Hofmeester's work and expressing admiration at the creative touch. So detailed is the video that it even captures the loss of two front teeth, changes in her mood and personality as she morphs in the time-lapse.
Huffington Post congratulates Hofmeester for this patience watching over his children with a camera as they "smile, cry, squeal and yawn their way through" over a decade.
According to Daily Mail, a viewer Frank Willeke, commented: "Beautiful! My daughter is only 7 months old by now, and I can't wait to see her grow up. It takes a lot of discipline to go through with that for 12 years."
Hofmeester says he is "overwhelmed" and "very happy" at the response to the video. He said he has also done a time-lapse video of his nine-year-old son, Vince (see second video above).
Hofmeester, from the Netherlands, says Lotte's and Vince's time-lapse sequences will continue as they grow older.