Timelapse Video of Christchurch Before the Earthquake

Timelapse Video of Christchurch Before the Earthquake

A friend shared this super cool video of Christchurch from before the earthquake.

Created by a Vimeo user by the ID of “lukaskaupenjohann”, the video is shot in a clever timelapse mode and makes the city look like a toy town with toy cars and trams racing around.

In their own words:

I shot this timelapse together with some friends on my exchange year in New Zealand. We had a lot of fun taking more then 10.000 photos and putting them all together to this timelapse movie. It was a great way to view this beautiful city and we had the opportunity to get shots from some pretty cool locations. Thanks to everyone who helped me and to all the offices and hotels that gave us access to their rooms. The stills were shot in about 2 weeks and the post production took me about one month.

Shot on a EOS 450D with kit lens and a 50mm F1.8 lens.

Edited with Photoshop CS4, After effects CS4 and Illustrator CS4.

Here’s the video:

Christchurch Timelapse