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Take a Hyperlapse Trip Down The Floating Piers of Lake Iseo

Filmmaker Dorian Iribarren's hyperlapse video of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s massive art installation gives viewers a sense of its scale.
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Before its dismantling on July 3, the The Floating Piers art installation on Lake Iseo, Italy attracted tourists and lovers of art. Created by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude in 2014, the installation was realized this year, extending out from shore, wrapping around an island, and branching off toward the mainland where it hugged the shoreline a bit before heading back toward the island.

Highlighting the sheer scale and vision of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s installation, filmmaker Dorian Iribarren filmed The Floating Piers in hyperlapse. Designed to give viewers the visitor’s perspective, Iribarren’s video consists of 8,900 still images, which he photographed every second for nearly two miles.


But this is clearly no smartphone hyperlapse. Iribarren used a Canon 5D mkIII with a Tokina 11-20mm lens and a steadicam to pull off the cinematography, before editing the stills in Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro X.

Iribarren himself is billing it as the longest hyperlapse ever filmed. Whether or not that is true, it is absolutely intriguing to behold, though perhaps not as much as seeing The Floating Piers in person.

Click here to see more of Dorian Iribarren’s work.


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