“Enter Pyongyang” is another stunning collaboration between city-branding pioneer JT Singh and flow-motion videographer Rob Whitworth. Blending time-lapse photography, acceleration and slow motion, HD and digital animation, they have produced a cutting‐edge panorama of a city hardly known, but one emerging on the visitor’s landscape as North Korea’s opening unfolds.
North Korea was the last country seemingly immune to change—but no longer. Recent years have witnessed mobile phone penetration, a surge in tourists, and even a marathon. Numerous special economic zones have been launched in cooperation with China, Russia, and South Korea, with railways planned linking all countries in the region. “Enter Pyongyang” captures not just the city, but this dynamism and sense of potential.
This video is the single most significant multi-media contribution to transcending clichés about North Korea as a society defined by reclusiveness and destitution. To travel there is to witness a proud civilization, though one caught in a Cold War time-warp. Korean cultural traditions are meticulously preserved and displayed in authentic richness. Anyone who has witnessed the awe-inspiring Mass Games knows that, with great sacrifice, North Koreans can pull off a performance unparalleled in its precision.
“Enter Pyongyang” captures the reality of North Korean citizens as earnest and humane, not automatons. The infamous traffic ladies and subway guards stand stiff and sentinel—but today they share a smile too. The more North Koreans one meets, the more one sees an organic society that wants to be a normal country. If you travel there not to judge but to appreciate, you will come away with a better understanding of how challenging national transformation can be.
"Enter Pyongyang" is above all an invitation to explore. Few places in the world have been as hermetically sealed as North Korea, but Koryo Tours has made it possible not just to see North Korea but to engage with it in ways that were impossible until very recently. This is a window of opportunity not to be missed. If Pyongyang is no longer off limits, no place is.
—Foreword by Dr. Parag Khanna, Director, Hybrid Reality
Koryo Group: The Koryo team brought a wealth of valuable knowledge and expertise to this project. Thanks to their extensive experience in running tourism and cultural engagement projects in North Korea since 1993, we were able to get unprecedented access in Pyongyang. We are thankful to the Koryo team and their Korean partners for an unforgettable experience.
-How were you guys allowed to film in Pyongyang?
This project was produced in conjunction with Koryo Tours, the leading North Korea travel specialist. Co-producer Vicky Mohieddeen of Koryo Tours was with us throughout the shoot.
-Were there restrictions on what was allowed to be filmed?
We were closely assisted by two guides from the National Tourism Administration, who helped us gain special access to locations and made sure that we followed all the rules. As is standard for all foreign visitors to the country, we were not allowed to shoot any construction sites, undeveloped locations or military personnel. Other than that we were given relatively free reign.
-Isn’t this all fake? You don’t see the real North Korea.
The average visitor to Pyongyang is likely to be surprised by the scenes they encounter and are especially surprised about how clean and orderly the city actually is. Indeed, people living in Pyongyang and other major cities enjoy a higher quality of life than those in other parts of the county.
-Are people allowed to travel to North Korea?
Yes, despite what the majority of people think, it is possible to visit North Korea as a tourist. North Korea does not release official data on the number of Western tourists it receives, but estimates range from 4,000 to 6,000 per year. Most of the foreign tourists are from Mainland China, estimated in the tens of thousands annually.
-Were you paid to make this film?
We volunteered for this project with no pay at all. All other travel expenses for the 6 day trip were covered by Koryo Tours.
-Does this film support the DPRK government?
"Enter Pyongyang" is an observational film. At no point did Koryo Tours or we have to pretend to be supporters of the DPRK Government or their philosophy in order to be granted permission to shoot this film. Amazingly, we were given complete editorial control in the making of this piece.
I recently embarked on a three week trip to Paris, to try and capture the city in all its glory. I had never visited the city before, and was quickly struck with how beautiful it is. My aim was to capture the classic sights; ornate buildings and typical Parisian activities, and contrast that to the modern business side, towering glass glad skyscrapers and fast paced life.
I felt very lucky to have been in Paris when the massive thunderstorm started. I had seen the weather forecast, and made sure to position myself in among the skyscrapers. The storm started off slow, but very quickly built up to be absolutely ferocious. The lightning was hitting almost every other second, and some bolts were taking up the entire sky. The following night another huge storm hit Paris, and I spent the night furiously cycling around whilst grabbing as many shots as possible. I would set up, grab a sequence and as soon as the lightning moved away I gave it warp nine and cycled to my next spot as quickly as possible. By the end of the night I was freezing cold and completely soaked.. but content with what I had managed to capture.
Cue three weeks of shooting, followed by roughly 5 weeks of editing.. I think in total I spent over 400 hours working on this project, which means that every single second of video took two and a half hours to produce. The video was entirely self-funded, and shot purely out of my love for timelapse. If you enjoyed the video, please pass it along to a friend.
To keep up to date with my latest work, you can find me on facebook at facebook.com/paulrichardsonphoto For the tech-heads, I used a Canon 6D, 17-40 f4, 50mm 1.8, and a 70-200 f4. The motion control sequences were shot on a home built dolly, coupled to a emotimo TB3.
Most of the footage is available to license in 4k. If you require any custom sequences, I’m also available to work on commissions. For any enquiries, please contact me at paul[a-t]agour.co.uk
Music: Lights and motion - Drift (Licensed through The Music Bed)
Lake of Dreams - Burning Man 2013
Film and Music by Roy Two Thousand roy2k.com/
Additional footage by August Winkelman and Connor McNeill
Produced by Roy Two Thousand and Crystal Dawn Davis
Drums and Percussion by Anthony Mogli Maureal
Please join my very special email list for a free soundtrack download and HD images from the film: roy2k.com/contact/email-list/
Made possible from the support of many many people, especially my kickstarter backers!
I’m very grateful for the huge amount of love and support I’ve recieved during the creation of this film
Thank you so much for watching, sharing, liking, and commenting:) YOU ARE AWESOME!!
BARCELONA in Flow-Motion - A fast moving short film….
In few other cities is it possible to walk from spectacular location to spectacular location. I had a fantastic time adventuring around Barcelona’s winding streets making this film.
Special thanks to Ferran Macià Edo and his colleagues from Agència Catalana de Turisme (Catalan Tourism Board) for helping me get access to shoot at numerous stunning locations including:
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
Gran Teater del Liceu
Museu D’Historia De Barcelona
Palau de la Música
Santa Maria del Pi
And an extra special thanks to Marta Garriga Bardalet for patiently modelling during an uncharacteristically cold and rainy day.
My time in numbers:
363 hours work
75 Hours Logistics and Travel
31 Hours Scouting and Location Finding
78 Hours Shooting
179 Hours Post Production
26014 Camera Raw Files
817gb of data
Nikon D800 DSLR
Nikon D7100 DSLR
Nikon D7100 DSLR
Nikon D3200 DSLR
Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G ED AF DX Fisheye
NIkon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX
Nikon 16-35 f/4G AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor
Nikon 28mm AF f/2.8D
Nikon 50mm f/1.4G AF-S
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR II
Sound Design and Music: Slava Pogorelsky
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lenses: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, EF 50mm f/1.8 II, EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM, Jupiter-37A 135mm f/3.5
Music: Thrupence - Nintysix (Part II)
I have been testing out the GH4 in Budapest and made this short film over the past few days. It’s a mix of 4K footage, hyperlapse and time-lapse. The high speed shot of the pigeons is shot at 1080 96fps.
Read more about my thoughts on the GH4 and my setup here - the-delivery-men.com/panasonic-gh4-budapest-cityscape-film/
Music - marmosetmusic.com - “Dusk” by Marmoset
Shot on -
Panasonic 12-35 f/2.8 IS lens
Freefly Systems MOVI 10
Last summer I spent 6 weeks exploring the city of Vancouver. I went there with the intention of learning some new skills in a fresh place. I was completely captivated by the beauty of this city, and the constant adventures it provided me.
Flowing from the ground to the top of the Lions Gate Bridge, I aim to show you an unseen view.
Réalisation . Gabriel Menassier
Music . Christophe Menassier
"El Cielo de Canarias"
Realizado y producido por Daniel López. elcielodecanarias.com
Actualización, publicado en:
NASA en Astronomy Picture of the Day:
Escenas tomadas desde Tenerife, a más de 2.000 metros sobre el nivel del mar y a lo largo de un año, para poder captar todos los posibles matices, nubes, estrellas, colores desde un paisaje único y desde uno de los mejores cielos del planeta.
Primero de una serie de vídeos Time Lapse nocturnos y crepusculares tomados en las Islas Canarias tratando de captar la belleza de cada isla.
Para captar el movimiento natural de la tierra, estrellas nubes, sol y Luna se usó la técnica TimeLapse, raíles Dolly verticales y horizontales, cabezales con movimientos horizontal y vertical. toma de datos HDR.
Algunas escenas del vídeo:
- “La Catedral” en el llano de Ucanca, toma nocturna con el Planeta Júpiter cruzando la escena.
- El Árbol de Piedra (Roque Cinchado) con un Tajinaste apuntando a la estrella polar.
- Tajinastes “nocturnos”, El Tajinaste Rojo, endemismo Canario que florece en primavera.
- El “Gorro” en el Teide. Formación de una nube conocida como gorro en el pico del Teide.
- “Cascadas de nubes” que atraviesan las montañas como ríos de nubes multicolor.
- Mar de nubes rompiendo contra las montañas al igual que lo hiciera el mar.
- Gran charco de agua en el llano de Ucanca donde estrellas y nubes lenticulares se reflejan.
- Tajinastes nocturnos con la Vía Láctea saliendo por el horizonte tomada con un raíl dolly.
- Video del Sol poniéndose y un doble “rayo verde”.
- Pléyades y la galaxia de Andrómeda entre rocas en las minas de San José.
- Escenas espectaculares de la puesta de sol en el Parque Nacional del Teide con nubes y movimiento dolly.
- ArcoIris desde el Parque Nacional del Teide.
- Halos multicolor alrededor de la Luna.
- Nubes estacionarias que permanecen horas en el mismo sitio ven como cambian sus colores por la puesta de Sol.
Daniel López es fotógrafo y astrofotógrafo que vive en Tenerife. Trabaja realizando fotografía y vídeo, especializado en nocturnas usando multitud de técnicas, desde cámara con trípode para captar cielo y tierra en la misma foto, telescopios amateur para realizar fotografías de los objetos astronómicos hasta telescopios profesionales para captar detalles y alta resolución. También realiza y produce videos relacionados con la naturaleza, paisajes y lugares interesantes en los que siempre trata de sacar algo nuevo y dar otro punto de vista diferente y “mágico”.
Angel´s Tear (Aeon 2). Matti Paalanen
"El Cielo de Canarias" "Canary Sky"
Project produced by Daniel Lopez. elcielodecanarias.com
Scenes taken from Tenerife, more than 2,000 meters above sea level and over a year to capture all possible shades, clouds, stars, colors from a unique landscape and from one of the best skies on the planet.
First in a series of videos nocturnal and crepuscular Time Lapse taken in the Canary Islands trying to capture the beauty of each island.
To capture the natural movement of the earth, stars, clouds, sun and moon TimeLapse technique was used, Dolly vertical and horizontal rails, spindles with horizontal and vertical movements. HDR data collection.
Some scenes of the video:
- “The Cathedral” in the plain of Ucanca, night shot with the planet Jupiter across the scene.
- El Arbol de Piedra (Roque Cinchado) with a Tajinaste pointing to Polaris.
- Tajinastes “night”, The Red Tajinaste, endemism Canario blooming in spring.
- The “hat” in the Teide. Formation of a cloud known as cap at the peak of Teide.
- “Waterfalls of clouds crossing the mountains and rivers of multicolored clouds.
- Sea of clouds crashing against the mountains as it did the sea.
- Large pool of water in the plain of Ucanca lenticular clouds where stars are reflected.
- Tajinastes night with the Milky Way taken out on the horizon with a dolly track.
- Video of the sun setting and a double green flash. “
- Pleiades and the Andromeda galaxy between rocks in the mines of San Jose.
- Scenes spectacular sunset in the Teide National Park with clouds and moving dolly.
- ArcoIris from the Teide National Park.
Daniel Lopez is a photographer / astrophotographer based in Tenerife . Works by photography and video, specializing in evening using many techniques, from camera tripod grasp heaven and earth i
Over the past few years I’ve collected a lot of time lapse and loved sharing it with you through my films “The Unseen Sea” and “Adrift”.
“A Time Lapse Collection” is a medley of some of my favorite shots that didn’t make their way into either film. All of the footage was gathered on countless excursions into the Marin Headlands, the Berkeley Hills and a more recent trip to Dubai.
While my two previous films focused more on the interaction of the fog, “A Time Lapse Collection” includes fast paced urban footage from San Francisco and Dubai. Lastly, I wanted to share some of the beautiful sunsets I’d captured, lighting up clouds in a vivid explosion of color.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did while shooting.
Licensing: All of my work is available for licensing under a rights-managed agreement. If you are interested in using any of my images and/or time lapse footage, please visit my website or contact me directly. All of my clips are available up to 4K.
Please visit simonchristen.com/collection for a shot breakdown to all the full-length original clips used in this film.
or follow me on Facebook: facebook.com/simonchristenphotography
Music by: Blake Ewing
Espero que la gente deje ya de decir lo mismo sobre el PPSOE!
Part I/IV of a timelapse series through the always changing landscapes of New Zealand. Shot over 4 month, travelling through amazing landscapes, sleeping under the stars, hiking on mountains and exploring remote roads. Locations in this video where at Fjordland NP, Mount Cook NP and Arthurs Pass NP, Mavora Lakes and Lake Ohau.
Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/martinheck and Facebook: facebook.com/TimestormFilms
Official Website: timestormfilms.com
Soundtrack: “Science and Religion” by Hans Zimmer
4K/UHD Version aivailable here: youtu.be/6D-A6CL3Pv8
Canon EOS 6D, Canon EOS 550D
24-105mm f4L, 70-200 f4L, 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 and Samyang 14mm f2.8
Dynamic Perception Stage One
eMotimo TB3 Black
Processing and editing was completed in Lightroom 5, LRTimelapse, After Effects and Premiere Pro CS6.
One family, 2 cameras, 30 countries, 60 flights, 1000+ time lapse videos, 200,000+ images - almost 20 terabytes of data!
Hello everyone, I’m from Taiwan.
This is a compilation of time lapse videos shot over the last two years when I travelled Europe with my wife and son. I’m excited to share some of my favorite clips.
I think that everybody needs to take a trip and have their eyes opened to just how beautiful the world is.
Please watch full screen in HD with sound if your device allows it.
I hope you enjoy it. Please leave a comment if you wish; I’d love to hear from you.
Equipment used: Nikon D800E, Nikon D600
Professional Total Camera Moving Solution: Konova (konovaphoto.com)
Music with permission : ’ The Death of a Star ’ by Van Syla (facebook.com/VanSylaMusic)
More information and locations, please go to:
If you would like to license any of these clips or images, please contact me at email@example.com.
Available in 4K resolution. Some clips available in resolutions from 5K to 8K.
Thanks so much for checking it out. Please feel free to share.
Bern Hyperlapsed is a short portrait of the Old City of Bern. It merges a view on traditional sights with the novel visual impression allowed by hyperlapse photography. The film consists of around 3500 single pictures, mainly taken between December 2013 and March 2014.