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article imageVideo: Experience Barcelona, Spain in motion timelapse

By Anne Sewell     Oct 15, 2013 in Travel
Barcelona - So, you have always wanted to spend a couple of days in Barcelona, but just never seem to have the time to do it. Here is your opportunity to experience a 5-minute, absolutely stunning tour of Barcelona in motion timelapse.
Alexandr Kravtsov, from the city of Minsk in Belarus, visited Barcelona to stay with some Spanish friends he met on a project in Russia.
He then took three months to create a 5-minute film of Spain's most popular city, Barcelona.
Kravtsov told The Local, "I love the rhythm of life in Barcelona."
"You can feel a real spirit of freedom and you can do whatever you want and get great feedback from around the world, because Barcelona is always in the spotlight."
When asked about future plans, Kravtsov said, "Time lapse is great technology but I don't want to spend all my time using it. I want to learn new methods and new genres."
But we are lucky that he has used the technique so far. The result of his work has received a staff pick by the video site Vimeo and his video has been viewed over a quarter of a million times.
Scenes from Alexandr Kravtsov s motion timelapse video of Barcelona  Spain.
Scenes from Alexandr Kravtsov's motion timelapse video of Barcelona, Spain.
Vimeo
Kravtsov says on Vimeo that the film took a "broken camera, lost flash drive, near 100 subway rides, 24 000 photos, endless hours of post production and rendering and 480 gigabytes of material."
Technically, it took a Canon 7D, a Tokina 11-16mm, a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L and a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L to capture the footage.
The music is by Uppermost - Revolution.
Scenes from Alexandr Kravtsov s motion timelapse video of Barcelona  Spain.
Scenes from Alexandr Kravtsov's motion timelapse video of Barcelona, Spain.
Vimeo
In the video you visit most of the highlights of Barcelona, including the beach, the Plaza de Catalunya, the creations of Antoni Gaudí including Sagrada Familiar, Casa Mila, Casa Batlló and the wonders of Parque Güell. You travel up Montjuïc and also soar right over the city. Along the way, you visit Las Ramblas, the enigmatic and popular walk-through street from Plaza de Catalunya right down to the port of Barcelona. The gothic Cathedral is also highlighted.
If you really enjoyed this brief tour, just imagine what it would be like to visit in person.
Scenes from Alexandr Kravtsov s motion timelapse video of Barcelona  Spain.
Scenes from Alexandr Kravtsov's motion timelapse video of Barcelona, Spain.
Vimeo
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