Barcelona GO! A Fast Moving Short Film

Barcelona GO! A Fast Moving Short Film

Barcelona is a city that you have to see to believe. The uncompromisingly unique architecture of Gaudi, the stunning coastline along the Mediterranean, and an awesome vibe are just snippets of Barcelona’s appeal.

But even if you’ve been to Barcelona dozens of times, you’ve never seen it like this.

Since Departful’s inception, we’ve featured some of acclaimed photographer Rob Whitworth’s videos (here and here) as he continues to push the boundaries. Artistically brilliant and beautifully composed, Whitworth’s two minute Barcelona GO! flow-motion film took more than 360 hours to complete.

And it was totally worth it. Whitworth has once again elevated the genre of photography and time-lapse. Go see for yourself.

Barcelona GO! Gear

If you’re interested in the gear Rob used to film Barcelona GO! Here are the details:
Nikon D800 DSLR; Nikon D7100 DSLR; Nikon D7100 DSLR; Nikon D3200 DSLR; Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G ED AF DX Fisheye; Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX; Nikon 16-35 f/4G AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor; Nikon 28mm AF f/2.8D; Nikon 50mm f/1.4G AF-S; Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR II; Promote Control


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About Rob Whitworth

Rob Whitworth is a prominent urban filmmaker. He is responsible for creating awe-inspiring videos that reveal locations in a powerful and compelling manner. His works instantly identifiable style has gained widespread critical acclaim, and received over 6 million online views.

During 2014 Robert has been working on a number of major projects including shoots for the upcoming ‘One Planet’ series for the BBC Natural History Unit, a viral video of Barcelona sponsored by the Catalan tourism board, a short promotional film documenting McDonalds entry into the Vietnamese market, a city video of Pyongyang, North Korea, and a 30 second introduction for Tiny Times 3, a Chinese language blockbuster film that reached number 3 in the international box office charts on its opening weekend.

Originating from the UK, Robert gained his first-class honours degree in Photography from Norwich School of Art & Design. He is currently based in Shanghai, China and has extensive experience working in and around Asia specialising in time lapse.


Film courtesy of Vimeo, credited to Rob Whitworth


JP Bervoets
JP is a communication specialist working in the not-for-profit sector. He has lived and worked in Canada, the Netherlands, and South Africa, and is regularly on the road. His interests include graphic design, blogging, cycling, playing guitar, and all things food and drink. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada.

1 Comment

  1. Pat Hall 5 months ago

    Good morning Mr Whitworth.
    Re Barcelona ‘Go’.
    Were your ears burning during a 4.00pm extended Barcelona lunchtime yesterday?
    My daughter lives and works in this wonderful city and during a get together with her Barcelona colleagues she was asked, during conversation, if she was familiar with your work. This was a reference to Barcelona Go. Fortunately she was immediately able to refer to her Ipad and source the EDP info which I had emailed the previous day!
    Congratulations on such a creative achievement.
    Kind regards Pat.

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