Film Friday: See Dubai Like Never Before In Rob Whitworth’s Groundbreaking “Flow Motion” Video

It’s amazing how quality work can affect us as creative individuals. After a sluggish start to the day I stumbled across Rob Whitworth’s latest hyperlapse or “flow motion” video as he likes to call it, and immediately felt an overwhelming rush of motivation and inspiration. This happens to me every time I find someone that pushes new boundaries in their field and with this project, Whitworth redefines what’s possible with this type of video.


Dubai Flow Motion Video by Rob Whitworth

Dubai Flow Motion Video by Rob Whitworth


During this visually stunning journey you’ll virtually fly into Dubai, first seeing the city from the cockpit of Emirates A380, and then thrown through the many floors Burj Khalifa, revealing the busy human activity of the world’s tallest building. The whole journey finishes with a immersive skydive where you float above one of the most unique and memorable cityscapes in the world.


Dubai Flow Motion Video by Rob Whitworth

Dubai Flow Motion Video by Rob Whitworth


Rob Whitworth, already awarded author of the 2014 best “Flow Motion” short: Barcelona GO!, writes:

 My first impressions of Dubai were consumed with the spectacle of super tall buildings jutting out of the desert sands, however the lasting impression was the wonder of the desert, and its importance to the Emirati people.

Dubai may be home to the world’s most outrageous skyline but Dubai’s desert dunes and historical creek are where you’ll find the city’s heart. This video comes with the promise of vertigo but ultimately captures the unique energy of Dubai, a city where the warmth of its people tempers the steel of its awe inspiring structures… some of which we encounter up close.

Watch Rob Whitworth’s Dubai Flow Motion Video

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“The activity of Dubai’s Creek over a 14 hour time period (see if you can count all of the fridges).”


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Author: James Peacock

James Peacock is a Digital Marketing Specialist at FIDM in Los Angeles, California. He received his A.A. in Graphic Design from FIDM and was hired as Social Media Assistant in 2013 by his alma mater in order to help grow the institution’s social media marketing efforts. James now combines two of his passions, telling stories and solving problems by managing data-driven marketing campaigns across multiple channels that ultimately result in a positive return on investment.

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