Talented photographer Joerg Niggli has been working on a series of 4 time-lapse videos showcasing Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the River Jordan. The project was commissioned by the Jordan Tourism Board, and was to shoot some of the biggest cities of Jordan, such as Amman and Wadi Rum. Shooting the images for all four videos took Joerg Niggli 12 days during the rather hot month of July 2012, just before Ramadan.
Some background: Shooting the desert in the mid of July was quite a challenge. It was very hot, even at night. And it was quite dusty. During the 2 days of shooting I’ve tried to capture images of the majestic rock formations but also people enjoying desert live for a glimpse of a few hours on a jeep trip or on the back of a camel. A highlight was the balloon trip shown at the end of the clip. I was lucky enough that weather conditions allowed a short flight with experienced balloon pilot Khaled Shishani and other passengers during my short stay.
I’ll update this post as Joerg Niggli posts his new videos. In the meantime, you can check out his other video “Venice in a day“.
Wadi Rum – A Majestic Landscape
Canon 7D, Canon G12 and Panasonic GH2, a set of lenses, a GoPro 2 and two tripods. Rendered and edited in After Effects, Motion and Final Cut Pro X. Many of the time-lapse scenes were further accelerated in post. Blur effects all added in post (no tilt-shift lenses).
Music: Alex Khaskin – Trough the City, Ben Beiny – Science in Action
Amman – City in Motion
Equipment: Canon 7D, Canon G12 and Panasonic GH2, a set of lenses and two tripods. Rendered and edited in After Effects, Motion and Final Cut Pro X.
Music: The Orion Code – Delicate Beats