I just learned how to do this and the video you linked inspired me to figure it out. You have to use the Animator tool. I created a selection set for each object or group of objects and then tied those to animations. Within the animator, you can apply an XYZ offset, change color, transparency, or rotation. So, for example, to drop a column in place from above like you saw in the video, the beginning Z value could be 50' with an ending Z at 0'. As you play the animation the column appears to fall in place from above. You can create animations on their own (manually input a duration) or tie them to the schedule in Timeliner. To tie an animation to a task in the Timeliner, turn on the Animation column and select it from the list for each task. Obviously, it is more complex than that, but you get the general idea.
Jason Seck BIM Coordinator Black & Veatch, Water Division