This video shows the evolution of the 3D Geoinfo 2014 paper:
Biljecki F., Ledoux H., Stoter J.: Improving the Consistency of Multi-LOD CityGML Datasets by Removing Redundancy, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography (available at http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-12181-9_1)
The timelapse comprises 520 versions of the paper in 10 fps, from the first day of work until the camera-ready copy, including one round of reviews.
I have written a script that each time LaTeX/BibTeX is run it generates a timestamped copy of the manuscript, converts each page to PNG, stitches them into a grid, and assembles a video.
1. LaTeX+BibTeX script that in the end saves a timestamped PDF
2. PDF -> PNG script based on ImageMagick that converts each page of each timestamped PDF to a PNG
3. Assembling the PNGs of each version into one gridded PNG for a better overview
4. ffmpeg for stitching the 520 PNGs into a movie
The soundtrack is Reasy - Moving Shadows (https://soundcloud.com/reasy/moving-shadows)
The video was inspired by the following similar work:
+ Tim Weninger - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNENiG7LAnc
+ Moment of Geekiness - http://www.momentofgeekiness.com/2013/03/21/mog-weekend-project-paper-timelapse/