3 Mesmerizing Time Lapse Videos of Seoul You Need To See

RLArtTime lapse videos and long-exposure photography are often disparaged and ridiculed by media professionals. Many novices tend to overuse these techniques resulting in stale products that simply lack originality and emotion. Pro or not though, the following time lapse videos of Seoul (and Pyongyang) we curated are creative, thought out, and well-produced. Check out fascinating angles of this city we love and see how the following artists immerse the viewer into a shifting cityscape through movement and time.

Fantastic SEOUL

Fittingly set to Dexter Britain’s “Wonderful Instrument,” epic chorus chants, staccato strings, and a pacing beat make a fine juxtaposition to the fast-paced life in Seoul on display here. Kyobok Koo chooses to shoot from skyscrapers all over town and other heightened vantage points, offering impressive views of Seoul transforming throughout the day and night.

Dynamic Seoul


This majestic production by AprilGarden utilizes gradual panning motions and matches the onset of Seoul’s city lights to rolling crescendos of music. A harmonious blend of vibrant color tones and a crisp white balance makes the flurry of passing lights a sight to behold.

Seoul: A Living Experience

This slower paced time lapse by Pierre Ogeron focuses on the subtleties of life – fading sunsets, bursting sun rays, whimsical cloud paths, a quiet moment alone. Long vibrato strokes of strings (a classical rework of Moby’s “Mistake” by Davide Rossi) create a serene yet tense atmosphere, successfully contrasting the down tempo track to a bustle of activity.