How we made a 4K hyperlapse film

Back in Januar 2016 we released our second timelapse film called FRANKFURT MOVING II. The film is a mix of classic timelapse shots and more dynamic hyperlapse sequences.

We shot the film with a DSLR but not in video mode but in photo mode with an intervalometer to be able to use a higher resolution and to have better possibilities when it comes to editing because everything was captured in raw (photo files).

The 3 and a half minute video below gives an impression of how we made the film focusing on the hyperlapse shots:

While a lot can be achieved on location another big part of making a timelapse film is the post production especially when dealing with 5K raw files. Besides the color correction the framing and movement of the image can make a huge difference in how each shot is perceived by the audience.

You can watch the whole timelapse film FRANKFURT MOVING II in 4K below:

Read more about the production in our original blog post from January 2016 HERE.

The music was provided by The track in the film is called “The Last Of Us” by Peter McIsaac Music.


Gear used in this production:

Konova K5 slider

Master Pan

Smart Controller

Smart Pan-Tilt-Head M1

Sigma 30mm F/1.4 lens

Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 lens

Canon 16-35mm F/2.8 lens

Canon 24-105mm F/4 lens

Manfrotto tripod

Manfrotto 496RC2 ballhead

Adobe After Effects CC

San Disk 64GB SD card

Western Digital 2TB ext. hard drive

Toshiba 2TB ext. hard drive

Written by Moritz Janisch

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