A Stunning Time Lapse That Shows the Busy Beauty of Singapore Over the Course of Three Years

Photographer and filmmaker Keith Loutit has created “The Lion City II“, a stunning time lapse, composite film that offers a glimpse into the busy beauty of Singapore. The film was made over the course of three years using “all real photos with compositing and blending of time and geography, but no CGI elements.”

When we pass by landscapes they appear fixed in time, but they change around us constantly. The idea behind this film is to reveal this change by returning to the same camera positions over the years.

The film is a follow-up to his earlier “The Lion City“, a tilt-shift film that he made in 2013, which used the special effect to comment on the oppressive heat of Singapore.

For ‘The Lion City’, the idea behind the extension of the tilt shift technique is for focus and distance to be something the viewer can experience. It also doubles to communicate the constant heat and humidity that hits you whenever you leave the comfort of air conditioning in Singapore.

Lori Dorn
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