Belgium Filmmaker Matthew Vandeputte recently traveled to Dubai as part of a team of photographers and filmmakers who explored the metropolis and it’s surrounding desert. The artist’s, all from Australia and New Zealand, were invited to explore the region by the Dubai Tourism Board as part of their ever expanding #MyDubai Instagram campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the rich culture of the city while dispelling myths about Dubai.
While the trip focused primarily on still images,Vandeputte, concentrated on video content, posting daily behind the scenes “Vlogs” on his YouTube channel, all while capturing 8K timelapse footage from each location that the team visited. The resulting film shows the diversity that travelers can experience if they venture outside of the bustling city.
Vandeputte captured a staggering amount of content, recording 28,233 RAW files from his Canon 5DsR and two Canon 5d Mark III cameras, resulting in 56 time-lapse clips. All in all his content used 1,160 Gigabytes of storage.
The #MyDubai campaign continues to show us a beautiful and enchanting side of this desert region, and it’s no wonder the region experiences 9% annual growth, with an ambitious goal of reaching 20 million visitors in 2020. Thanks to films like this, that goal seems easily achievable.