I guess Rob Whitworth’s work can fall under the definition of time lapse photography, though even if you beat the living heck out of me, I would not know how some of it was done.
Below is Rob’s last movie This is Shanghai followed by two of his earlier one’s Kuala Lumpur DAY-NIGHT and Traffic in Frenetic HCMC, Vietnam. Sit back, go full screen and turn up the volume before hitting the jump.
While making of those movies is a lot of work, Rob does not completely exclude it from being fun. This is how Rob describes they location scouting:
“To understand the city, the team carried out rigorous urban exploration. In the words of JT “we walked, walked and walked, the Jane Jacobs way”. Weibo, China’s main social media platform was used to ask local Shanghainese people to share ideas of different vantage points and what they thought were the over-riding characteristics of the city. Stealth and curiosity were required to find and gain access to rooftops and locations. It became addictive for the team discovering breath-taking vantage points of the city. There was always an adrenaline rush upon reaching the top of a different building to see the vast urban jungle of Shanghai.