London (Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger) by David Hubert

I’ve linked to similar films before on the Brew, but I think this is a particularly stellar example of time-lapse/pixilation animation. The choice of photos and editing show a sophisticated eye at work; it’s little surprise then that the person who made it, David Hubert, identifies himself as an animator at DreamWorks. Hubert took 3300 photos in London, and composited them with AfterEffects and Premiere, and set it all to Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.” If I were the city of London, I’d license this film from David (and Daft Punk); it’s a terrific advertisement for the city.

(via NotCot and Fubiz)


  • http://www.grillomation.blogspot.com Oscar Grillo

    The only thing missing is the smell of fried food.

  • http://www.elliotelliotelliot.com Elliot Cowan

    Gosh – he managed to make London look like an exciting vibrant place without a hint of dog shit smeared over everything or drunkards vomiting in the street.

  • http://meridiandream.com/jim/ jim m.

    Well done. As noted, great compositions and a good timing to the images.

    FYI, the song is not just “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”, but a mix of that song and “Around the World” also by Daft Punk. It’s a combo mix that they often do live.

  • http://miaumau.blogspot.com/ sandra murta

    I’m just glad to know that “Jesus is still alive” in camden :)

  • http://www.elliotelliotelliot.com Elliot Cowan

    Sandra – Jesus IS still alive in Camden Town.
    Or a least a half naked man who claims to be him…

  • http://mattjonezanimation.blogspot.com Matt Jones

    Terrific! Good to see Camden Town in there-reminds me of home!

  • Will C

    That video pretty much sums up London- But where is Big Ben and the london eye?

  • http://www.ulimeyer.com Uli Meyer

    Aaaah! Home-Sweet-Home.