Other than coming home with great photos, traveling enriches your soul and helps you learn more about yourself, the others, and the world. A young Swiss couple shares this point of view, and they have even quit their jobs so they can travel Asia for six months. And it wasn’t for nothing. Sylvain Botter and Jenny Gehrig visited nine Asian countries and returned home with thousands of photos. They used them to create an epic hyperlapse called “Share Your Dream”, to share their adventure and inspire others to travel.
Many of us use Google Maps before planning a trip. But a young Italian student Matteo Archondis used it in a way more creative way. He created a hyperlapse trip around the world using nothing but screenshots from Google Maps. It takes you from Rome to Kyoto; from the deepest ocean to the highest peak – in 3,305 Google Maps images composed in a smooth hyperlapse video.
I love hyperlapses, and I was really into the Hyperlapse app for iOS when Instagram first released it. But, it always annoyed me that it would only shoot 720p footage. There aren’t exactly many options within the app itself besides the playback speed. Now, this is probably a hack that the rest of the world have known about for years already, but it’s new to me.
And along with this tip, photographer Matthew Rycroft brings along three more. One is a similar hack for Instagram’s Boomerang app which opens up some cool creative possibilities. There’s also a blacklight hack, and a 3D hologram thingy.
Many big cities around the world get a movie highlighting the city with stunning shots and eye capturing hyperlapse sequences. Now, Jerusalem got one of those movies, Voices of Jerusalem, made by team Kaveret.
This by no means was a small project. It is not easy to convey the many faces of the city with its many cultures, religions and conflicts. This is why it’s not surprising to hear the effort that went into making this movie.
Some of you might remember Kirill Neiezhmakov. He shot the timelapse sequence of the Dubai luxury hotel fire on New Year’s Eve. In that short, he mixed some real time footage with timelapse footage and zooms to great, but short, effect. Well, Kirill’s back with a new timelapse of Madrid, Spain and he’s taking those techniques up a notch.
Like the Dubai video, it contains a mix of shooting styles. These include normal real time video footage, timelapse and hyperlapse. The video also shows some great editing and post techniques, with interesting motion graphics. I don’t know if the few motion graphics it contains will be to everybody’s taste, but it’s a cool idea with great potential.
The time lapse bar keeps getting raised. A few years back a mountain top covered with clouds shot with a digital camera was enough for us to make a small wow. But as technology gets more accessible, those are no longer enough. This video by Kirill Neiezhmakov has nothing to do with those static shots.
Creating super long slider or dolly shots is something many timelapse photographers and filmmakers dream about doing. For some, hyperlapse techniques and a lot of post production work is the answer. For others, that’s far too much work. When you look at the whole process, you can quickly see why. For others, the solution is a cable cam zipline type system.
It works with the Syrp Genie (review here), to provide you with a level of control that is otherwise difficult to achieve. Until now, though, these have been DIY solutions. In fact, you can see our own DIY Syrp Genie cable cam here. Today, though, Syrp have released their official cablecam, the Slingshot.
A mix of traditional timelapse and hyperlapse, this video from Vimeo user jansoli shows off New York in all its colourful glory. From the bright day light advertising, to the beautiful night lights, New York is a wonder of colour.
It’s an interesting mix of techniques. There’s even a few tricks in post to simulate flybys and shifting perspectives that weren’t possible in-camera. I’ve seen these post techniques applied before, but never with such effectiveness.
The promotional video for Microsoft’s new Pix app is very impressive. Sure, sometimes you want to get as much control as you can, so you fire up Camera+ or 645 Pro. Sometimes, though, you just want to bring up the app and grab a half decent snap.
Now, Microsoft have now launched Pix, a camera application that takes all the pain out of pointing & shooting with the iPhone. Sadly, there’s no Android version yet, and surprisingly no version for Windows Mobile, either.
Hong Kong is incredible mix of old and new. The opportunity to take stunning shots is there and is just waiting for the right creative vision to bring it to life. And Brandon Li has vision oozing our of his ears.
Hong Kong Strong is a 7 minutes journey into the city. And it takes the kind of spatial and temporal liberty that makes those seven minutes feel like 2. From vertigo effect (which is the first time I’ve seen being done in post), through aerial footage, hyperlapses and just about any other cinematic trick you can envision.
The results are spectacular.