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Brief Published: 20 Aug 2013

Hyper Drive: Yurikamome


Hyper Drive is a time-lapse video shot on Tokyo’s fully automated Yurikamome transit system by a Japanese photographer and filmmaker who goes by the name Darwinfish105. 

Filmed predominantly from the front or back of the train, the winding footage creates changeable compositions of the moving urban landscape. The extraordinary visuals were enhanced through mirror and vertical flip effects in post-production using Adobe Premiere movie editing software.

Shot by day and night, flashing light imagery and futuristic cold blue hues contribute to the film’s ultra-modern feel. The slick graphic abstractions seemingly blur the boundaries between digitally rendered imagery and real life. See more of this aesthetic in our Spring/Summer 2015 colour concept Ultra-Surreal.