Enter Pyongyang: Watch Norwich photographer/filmmaker’s time-lapse video from inside North Korea’s capital

PUBLISHED: 14:05 13 August 2014 | UPDATED: 14:05 13 August 2014

Screen grab from Rob Whitworth's time-lapse video of Pyongyang. Photo: Rob Whitworth

Screen grab from Rob Whitworth's time-lapse video of Pyongyang. Photo: Rob Whitworth


A Norwich photographer and filmmaker has created a three-minute city video of Pyongyang in North Korea.

Rob Whitworth, 32, used a state-of-the-art hyperlapse technique he calls ‘flow-motion’ to showcase the capital.

Blending time-lapse photography, acceleration and slow motion, HD and digital animation, Mr Whitworth and JT Singh produced a cutting­-edge panorama of a city hardly known outside Asia.

He gained his first-class honours degree in photography from the Norwich School of Art & Design, now NUA.

Currently based in Shanghai, China, his mother still lives in Norwich, and his wife’s family live in Diss.

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Already this year he has worked on shoots for the upcoming ‘One Planet’ series for the BBC Natural History Unit, a short promotional film documenting McDonalds entry into the Vietnamese market and a 30-second introduction for a Chinese language blockbuster film.

Born in Ipswich, he grew up in Framlingham and moved to Norwich to study.

He said he would love to do a Norwich time-lapse video, but he has not received any interest from any potential British clients.


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