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Photographer Makes Hip Hop Star Literally Hip Hop Around to Create Impressive Hyperlapse Music Video


Time-lapse and hyper-lapse photographer Patrick Cheung finished up his latest project a month ago after deciding to challenge himself to produce something even better than his earlier video, Motorized City.

It’s a music video that features artist Brandon Ho and song from his Hong Kong hip hop group 24 Herbs, and in it, Cheung combines standard time-lapse techniques with rather interesting hyper-lapse techniques to create an always-morphing video that follows Ho through various locations in Hong Kong.

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Cheung says the video was a year in the making and consists of approximately 6,000 photos from 10 locations. As for the work that went into making sure Ho was properly placed and displayed in the video, Cheung said that each different shot in the video required bare minimum two hours of standing and jumping.

Not only was there plenty of standing involved, but in a particular shot, you’ll notice Ho’s shirt change throughout, which was done by having him change clothes roughly every 25 frames.

The video without a doubt took a great deal of planning and preparation, not to mention follow-through with post-production. At just shy of four minutes, it’s a quick and entertaining watch, regardless of whether or not hip-hop is your ‘thing.’