Hyperlapse is a type of time-lapse that requires the photographer to change positions between each exposure in order to create movement in the piece. When you add a zoom to the equation you get “Hyperzoom.” Geoff Tompkinson, a professional time-lapse filmmaker, describes a hyperzoom as, “The focal length of the lens is smoothly changed to either zoom in or out of a scene. It’s a travel by zoom effect with no loss of visual continuity or resolution along the route.”
The effect is mind boggling. Tompkinson hyperzooms his way through Hallstatt, Austria, a well known and frequently visited World Heritage site. From zooming in, out, and through buildings to hovering over the water and into the streets, Tompkinson takes us on a unique ride through one of Austria’s most beautiful locations. The patience and planning to create hyperzoom through a crowded town are to be applauded.The realistic sounds also help you forget how fast you are actually moving throughout the city.
Below are some screenshots of some of our favorite scenes from the film.