The ancient city of «Petra» is a place full of mysteries. Little is known about this symbol of Jordan and now the country's most visited tourist attraction. It was established possibly as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans. It's called «Petra» (meaning: stone) today, but the original name of the city is not known. The site remained unknown until 1812, when it was introduced to the Europeans by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt.
About the shooting:
«Petra - In the City of Mysteries» is after «Amman - City in Motion» (vimeo.com/46847325) and «Wadi Rum - A Majestic Landscape» (vimeo.com/47899470) my third time lapse movies about different sites in Jordan shot and edited for the Jordan Tourism Boaord (visitjordan.com).
Shooting took place during 3 days in July 2012. Equipment used for the «Petra» video: Canon 7D, Canon G12 and Panasonic GH2, a set of lenses, a GoPro 2 and two tripods. Rendered and edited in After Effects, Motion and Final Cut Pro X. Blur effects all added in post (no tilt-shift lenses).

Music:
«Rise of an Empire» of Chris Haigh, with a license of premiumbeat.com

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