A look at one of the world’s busiest cities at a less frenetic pace.

I LOVE TIMELAPSES, and I’m really digging this film which, though powered by the normal motion of objects, incorporates a lot of the motion techniques of timelapse.

Sunset over Abu Dhabi. Screenshot from video

The video shows that some of the same pans and dolly-shots that make timelapse so graceful can also be applied to footage that’s better set to the quiet drone of meditation music.

I would love to see something that seamlessly incorporates the two forms. Perhaps a linear crossing of Las Vegas from a tranquil desert sunset, to timelapsing the sparkling madness of Vegas’ sleepless “strip,” and finally slowing down to catch the first rays of sun on the waves of Lake Mead.

Video created by Erwin Magbanua.