Josh Chaffey has amazed and engaged Canberra this morning by posting a YouTube video of Canberra through the eye of his Canon camera. We’ve all seen the gorgeous photos of Canberra that get shared around on the regular and even the beautiful time-lapse videos that emerge every now and again. This time Josh has taken it one step further and baffled viewers with a sweeping hyper-lapse video of the capital.
What is a hyper-lapse you may ask…and how on earth is he creating this hypnotic video sequence? Well listen up and I’ll tell you.
Firstly time-lapse photography is a fixed camera taking photos every 3-5 seconds focused on a single object and then linking the photos together in post production to have them run together like a stop motion film. Hyper-lapse takes time-lapse one step further and adds a multitude of extra work for the artist.
Hyperlapse photography is made possible by moving the camera around 1-2 feet between each shot while still holding a central focus of the main object in the frame. Josh captured nearly 8,000 frames to produce this short video and as you could imagine would have taken him all week just to capture all the stills and then even more time painstakingly linking the photos together in post production.
Well done to Josh. Looking forward to seeing more stunning videos coming from this talented young artist.