Stunning North Korea Timelapse and Hyperlapse

City-­branding pioneer JT Singh and timelapse flow motion videographer Rob Whitworth have teamed up to put together an amazing tourism video about Pyongyang. The little known North Korean city comes to life in the video as the creators show another side to what many people think of the region. Enter Pyongyang captures the humanity, vibrancy and potential of the developing city:

As the creators say, most visitors will be surprised by the scenes they encounter as they enter Pyongyang—how clean and orderly it all is. And they’ll be surprised to know that North Korea is not as off-limits as people think it may be. Politics aside, Pyongyang is a bustling city with a thriving center, beautiful natural spaces, and hardworking people, as told by Whitworth and Singh.


Whitworth blends timelapse photography, acceleration, slow motion, HD, and digital animation to create the flow motion video. He used the following equipment to create Enter Pyongyang: Nikon D800, Nikon D7000, Nikon D3200, Nikon 16-35mm f/4G AF-S VR Zoom, Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR II, Nikon 50mm f/1.4 G AF-S.

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The result is a unique portrayal of the city that is fun and inspiring to watch.

For Further Training on Timelapse Photography:

There is a COMPLETE guide (146 pages) to shooting, processing and rendering time-lapses using a dslr camera. Found here: The Timelapse Photography Guide

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  1. Greg Heller says:

    Wonderful job on the time-lapse, I’ve never seen any documentary that shows any people being able to partake of any pleasure there. The entire city looks sterile and not lived in. It did my heart good to see the children having fun in the skate park. I hate the fact that the North Koreans live without any freedoms.

  2. tjeerd de wit says:

    The worst place on earth for a Christian to live where the ruler wants to be treated as a god. It shows again what photography can do for propaganda…..

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