Bored of Epic Time-Lapse Videos? Check Out This 'Hyperlapse'

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

We feature time-lapse videos on the Atlantic Video pretty regularly (watch them here) but just when we think we've seen it all, we discover something awesome. In his latest reel, Very Little Stars, Ben Wiggins showcases a next-level technique that has other time-lapse photographers saying nice things in the comments section.

The method is not super new but it's been catching on lately; videomakers call it hyperlapse. Essentially, moving the camera through space while shooting stills at regular intervals creates sweeping shots when played back as video. Many time-lapse videos feature camera movements -- just not camera movements this big. Covering a lot of ground seems to be the key to creating dizzying momentum. Check out the shots at 1:30 to see some particularly cool examples of what it looks like, and don't forget to watch full screen in HD! 

For more work by Ben Wiggins, visit http://timelapseinc.com/.

Via Tom Lowe.

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