Hipstamatic is an amazing, always-evolving iPhone app for taking cool, retro-looking photos with your iPhone camera. Sure, there are plenty of other apps out there (Instagram is a fave of many), but Hipstamatic remains a key component of most iPhoneographers’ toolkits. And Hipstamatic images are everywhere these days—even on the front page of the New York Times. Now there’s a video that’s been creating using over 4,000 Hipstamatic photos.
The creator of the video, Ivan Ives, notes the labor involved in this endeavor:
For those of you that have the Hipstamatic app for the iPhone, you know how long it takes for it to process and develop each photo taken before you can take more. Thus, this took the standard stop-motion process and made it even more challenging. We thought we were pretty crazy to attempt this, and we definitely were. It was a lot of work but turned out pretty fun. OVER 4000 PHOTOS TAKEN TO MAKE THIS. There was no Photoshop or other photo manipulation done to these frames, and this video was actually completed at the end of 2010, BEFORE the ability to shoot 9 photos at a time without waiting. (This feature was released on February 11, 2011).
Here’s the video: