Top 10 Travel Films

Lots of people go travelling and create their own way of recording memories, which can often lead to repetititve footage being shared. We wanted to show some films which really caught our eye and inspired us to want to travel. They use different editing methods to create their short film which help capture the feel of the country or place of travel, or focus on details which other may not consider. They make for great watching!

See below the videos for details.

1. Dubai

2. Move

3. Treasures of Zakynthos - A Timelapse Film

4. The Coast

5. Seat 22 — Trans-Siberian Odyssey

6. A Spanish Roadtrip

7. PERU & BOLIVIA | a stop-motion journey

8. GEORGIA | hyper - travel

9. The Longest Way 1.0 - walk through China and grow a beard! - TIMELAPSE

10. Namibian Nights

1. Dubai Flow Motion by  creates a beautiful and clever stop frame animation, My first impression of Dubai was that of super-tall buildings jutting out of the desert sand. However, after 3 months of exploration, research and filming, my lasting impression is of the eternal wonder of the desert and the importance it holds for the Emirati people.

Dubai may be home to the world’s most outrageous skyline but Dubai’s desert dunes and historical creek are where you’ll find its soul.

A special thank you to Dubai Film for making this project possible and for providing the extraordinary access which enabled me to realise this story.

2. Move from  created a clever composition of the 11 different countries he visited in 44 days. Using himself as a main component which stays the same throughout the clips, it gives a different perspective to their travels.

3. Treasures of Zakynthos from   is a film completed in its entirety using the timelapse cinemtography technique in the most beautiful parts of the Greek island - Zakynthos. Its worth watch the effort that goes into these videos by looking at the making of.

4. The Coast from  includes some really stunning pictures with the occasional inclusion of running clips. Borderlands. The bridge between two worlds. Where the known meets mystery. Powerful, unforgiving–and exactly what Hayden Peters was looking for.

Trading the city for the daily sting of salt water on his skin, Hayden reveals how life on the coast brings him balance like no other place on earth could.

5.Seat 22 by   created Three minutes of video for three weeks of travel, three countries, three cultures. It shows a great journey with a nice theme.

6. A Spanish Roadtrip by  e uses split screens to see different perspectives on their travels while they went travelling across Spain, from Basque Country, to Galicia, Andalucia and finally Barcelona.

7.PERU & BOLIVIA is a stop motion journey from  capturing a person in different settings. Some clips can make you a little dizzy, but the effect using the fish eye lens is absorbing. 

8.Georgia from  gives the feeling of flying through a scene. The HDR hyperlapse postcard that will take you to a journey with a slight dreamy look to it.

9.The Longest Way from  focused on how changed as a person as he travelled.'I walked through China - one year, more than 4500km. All the while, I let my hair and my beard grow. This is the resulting video.'

10. Namibian Nights from  is a beautiful video with absolute stunning images. It's not easy to come up with something new when you visit the same place every year for more than a decade. Over the years Marsel has created the most extensive and most popular night photography portfolio of Namibia on this planet, and two years ago he decided it was time to take it to the next level. The idea was to create a night photography timelapse video featuring his most popular subjects in this amazing country: the fairytale-like quivertrees and the eery, dead camelthorn trees in Deadvlei - something that had never been done before. But instead of going for static scenes, Marsel decided to add movement to the scenes by using a dolly system.

By: Lisa
Posted: Thu 9th Apr 2015

Tags: Motion, culture, Film, food, Holiday, journey, Motion, night, People, Stop motion, sun, time lapse, travel


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