Dubai Hyperlapse That Will Blow Your Mind

There’s no doubt about it, this Dubai hyperlapse will blow your mind. Rob Whitworth, is the undisputed king of the technique and took 4 months to create this masterpiece. Of course the magician behind the trick is keeping mum on how he did it.

What’s hyperlapse you ask? According to wikipedia, it’s this:
“Hyperlapse (also walklapse, spacelapse, stop-motion time-lapse, motion timelapse, moving timelapse) is an exposure technique in time-lapse photography, in which the position of the camera is being changed between each exposure in order to create a tracking shot in timelapse sequences. In opposite to a simple motion timelapse – dolly shots, which are realized with short camera sliders; in hyperlapse photography, the camera is being moved through very long distances.”

“It’s always fun to keep people guessing,” he says of the Dubai hyperlapse. Here’s about as much as he’ll reveal.
“Recon and storyboarding was two weeks, shooting was seven weeks, and about another seven weeks in post. The most complicated scene logistically was the airport baggage sequence. It was actually shot in one take with four camera rigs…a bunch of planning there, but thanks to everyone’s hard work, it went off like clockwork, which was essential, as no retakes would be possible.”

What does this have to do with the mountains? Not much, but it’s still freaking awesome.

article continues below

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 1.19.29 PM