At the DJI Cafe, where creativity and innovation intertwine, we embarked on a captivating journey with Andras Ra, celebrated as the "Wizard of Hyperlapse." Our conversation dived into the very unique and extraordinary techniques Andras has learnt to bend time and space to craft incredible hyperlapse videos that have left audiences worldwide in awe.
You can watch the Interview here: Interview of Andras Ra - The Wizard of Hyperlapse
The Birth of a Wizard
Andras's journey into the world of hyperlapse started in 2015. As a young video editing enthusiast at the time, he began crafting small travel films, sharing them on platforms like YouTube and Instagram. It was an era when social media was just beginning to take flight, and Andras was poised for something truly remarkable.
The turning point came with Instagram Reels, revolutionizing content creation. Andras took the chance, sharing his first hyperlapse reel on Instagram. It quickly went viral, and the "Wizard of Hyperlapse" was born.
Flow through VENICE - DJI RS3 Mini (Ronin S3 Mini) Cinematic Video: click here
The Hyperlapse Process
Hyperlapse or moving time-lapse (also stop-motion time-lapse, walklapse, spacelapse) is a technique in time-lapse photography for creating motion shots. In its simplest form, a hyperlapse is achieved by moving the camera a short distance between each shot.
Andras defines hyperlapse as “Time-Lapse on steroids” and his technique follows a simple three-step process.
Preparation: It all starts with careful planning and scouting locations via Google Street View. Precise preparation is key.
Shooting: The shooting phase involves capturing meticulously planned hyperlapses. Collaborative efforts with a teammate bring innovation and efficiency.
Post-Production: This is where the magic happens. Seamless transitions and captivating effects take shape.
You can watch the London Cinematic Experience Travel Edit video by Andras Ra here
London Cinematic Experience Travel Video by Andras Ra
Challenges of filming hyperlapses in crowded cities
The fluidity and precision of hyperlapses come with challenges, especially in crowded urban environments. To adress this, Andras uses a variety of techniques. He kindly asks individuals to move, works with an assistant, or extends his equipment above the crowd's heads. It proves to be extremely practical to use the DJI Osmo Mobile 6 with its 3-axis stabilization and built-in extension rod.
A city where Andras Ra experience the crowds and had use the Osmo Moible 6 extension rod was Istanbul. You can watch his video on Istanbul here.
Flow Through Istanbul with the DJI Osmo Mobile 6 by Andras Ra
The DJI Connection
Andras's partnership with DJI has seen him use a range of their products, including the Osmo Mobile 6, which has redefined smartphone videography as well as the DJI Osmo Action 4, the DJI Ronin S3 and the RS3 Mini, but also the DJI Mavic 3 Pro drone.
To watch the video Flow Through Madrid click here
The Dazzling Art of Hyperlapse
Andras Ra's work is more than just videos; it's artistry. His videos transport you through time and space, offering a unique perspective on the world. His passion for hyperlapse, along with his commitment to teaching others, cements his status as the Wizard of Hyperlapse.
In the grand scheme of things, Andras Ra's journey with hyperlapse redefines what's possible in videography, making it clear that hyperlapse isn't just a technique; it's an art form. We will keep our eyes wide open on watching the upcoming videos from the maestro of hyperlapse.
Learn More about Andras Ra's techniques
If this article made you curious, we encourage you to follow Andras on his journey and watch his epic videos, as well as his Hyperlapse Tutorials and Masterclasses. You can also join his Video Editing course signing up here.
To watch the full interview with Andras, click here: