Watch The VMA Red Carpet Built In 30 Seconds!

Over the weekend, in preparation for the MTV Video Music Awards, MTV News gave you an uninterrupted live peek at the ongoing construction of the red carpet area outside of Radio City Music Hall. Once the show wrapped up, we gave you a behind-the-scenes look at the red carpet construction with a few statistics thrown in (5,000 square feet of carpet, over six miles of electrical cable, 50 stagehands finishing a five day job in about 36 hours). But in case you want to take a look at the red carpet being built but don't have that much time on your hands, fear not, as we've got the entire construction in thirty seconds. A time-lapse camera was installed to capture single frames every few seconds, and here is the result.


It's not included in the video, but the strike was even more efficient: Everything was cleared out of the front of the building by the time the big show ended so that people could exit out of the main doors of Radio City Music Hall, and by mid-Monday there was nary a trace of MTV's presence in the area. It was a tremendous undertaking, but clearly it paid off, as it allowed us to see Lady Gaga's date, Buzz Aldrin's VMA debut, iJustine's Twitter coverage and, of course, Beyoncé.