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14 Inspirational (and Mind-Blowing) Hyperlapse Videos

Caleb Ward

These hyperlapse videos will be the greatest thing you’ll see all year. And that’s not hyperbole.

Hyperlapse videos are fun to watch and incredibly difficult to shoot. When executed well, the payoff is worth it. In the case of most of the videos on this list, a solid hyperlapse can land you a Vimeo Staff Pick. Check out these inspiring hyperlapse videos and then get out there and shoot your own.

1. Watchtower of Turkey

This video by Leonardo Dalessandri was shot over the course of 20 days across 3,500 kilometers. You can read more information about this video in our ‘Editing Breakdown: Watchtower of Turkey‘ post.

Created By: Leonardo Dalessandri

2. Dubai Flow Motion

Dubai Flow Motion was researched, shot, and edited over the course of 3 months. The video can be viewed in 4K by visiting the Dubai Film YouTube channel.

Created By: Rob Whitworth

3. Google Street View Hyperlapse

This video is an impressive example of the hyperlapse potential in Google’s street view images. All of the hyperlapses in this video were created using the Google Streetview Hyperlapse website. When you get done watching these videos, head over there and make your own!

Created By: Teehan+Lax Labs

4. Barcelona Go!

This video shot in Barcelona took 363 hours to complete and over 26,000 photos. It was shot entirely on Nikon DSLRs.

Created By: Rob Whitworth

5. Nightvision

Nightvision features architectural landmarks from 36 cities across 21 countries. You can learn more about Nightvision by visiting the Nightvision website.

Created By: Luke Shepard

6. Time of Rio

Time of Rio is a visual poem that features various aspects of life in Rio de Janeiro. The video was edited in Lightroom, After Effects, and Final Cut X.

Created By: MOOV

7. Barcelona. Motion Timelapse

Overcoming a broken camera, lost hard drives, and 480 gb of storage, filmmaker Alexandr Kravtsov brings us this inspiring hyperlapse from Barcelona.

Created By: Alexandr Kravtsov

8. Paris in Motion (Part 1)

Using over 50,000 photographs, Mayeul Akpovi captured this stunning video of Paris. The video was shot using a Canon 5D Mark II and Mark III.

Created By: Mayeul Akpovi

9. Georgia – Hyper Travel

This hyperlapse through Georgia (the country, not the state) is unique in that it’s comprised of HDR images instead of just regular RAW images.

Created By: Piotr Wancerz / Timelapse Media 

10. Discovering Vancouver

This video shot by Ryan Edmond immerses you in the sights and sounds of Vancouver.

Created By: Ryan Edmond

11. Brooklyn Brewery Mash

Using a combination of 3000 photos and a few incredible slow motion shots, filmmaker Paul Trillo brings the community of Brooklyn to life.

Created by: Paul Trillo

12. Moving Through New York

This video by Geoff Tompkinson is an amazing example of hyperlapse through New York City. Tompkinson also teaches hyperlapse to those interested in learning. Visit his website for more info.

Created By: Geoff Tompkinson

13. Bern Hyperlapsed

Using 3,500 images shot across 4 months, this video showcases the beauty of Bern, the capital of Switzerland.

Created By: Studium-Punctum

14. Paris in Motion (Part 4)

In the fourth installment of the Paris in Motion series, filmmaker Mayeul Akpovi gives us yet another inspiring look at the City of Lights using hyperlapse and timelapse techniques.

Created By: Mayeul Akpovi

Feeling inspired to make your own hyperlapse video? Check out a few of the following resources:

Any other inspiring Hyperlapse videos you’d like to share? Share your favorites in the comments below.