The Night of Fedderwardersiel | Am Wattenmeer von Fedderwardersiel

Impressions of the Wadden Sea in Northern Germany with immersive audio recorded on location. Fullscreen and headphones recommended.
Impressionen am Rande des Wattenmeers auf der Halbinsel von Butjadingen in Norddeutschland. Die Töne wurden vor Ort aufgenommen. Kopfhörer und Vollbild empfohlen.


Die Engstligen Fälle | Engstligen Falls

A short video shot in June, during a steep but wonderful hike up to the Engstligenalp.

Little Test: Pushing ISO in Post with Sony Alpha A7RII?

A short test with the Sony A7R2 for Astrophotography. What if a 800 ISO shot is pushed by three stops in Lightroom. Does it match the shot taken with 6400 ISO in camera?

Misty Island (La Gomera)

High-Res-4K-Video. Please watch fullscreen and use headphones or your speakers (nice music and original location sound)
4K-Video, bitte im Vollbildmodus betrachten, und: Kopfhörer an oder Lautsprecher ein. Danke!

Misty Island (4K | UHD) from Joerg Niggli on Vimeo.

Entirely taken in La Gomera, the second smallest of the Canary Islands. The eastern part of the island is under a steady stream of clouds that climb the steep, volcanic slopes. When they reach the top, they immediately dissolve again. From humid, cool haze to warm, dry sunshine in minutes - that's Gomera.
Aufgenommen in La Gomera, der zweitkleinsten der kanarischen Inseln. Der östliche Teil der Insel ist unter einem dauernden Strom von Wolken, die die steilen, vulkanischen Hänge erklimmen. Oben angekommen lösen sie sich gleich wieder auf. Vom feuchten, kühlen Dunst ins warme, trockene Sonnenwetter in Minuten - das ist Gomera.

Cameras: Sony A7S, A7RII, A6300. Edited in FCPX. Graded with Filmconvert. Music: Far Away Lands, Score Scene Library (rearranged)


Floating above the Reuss plain. In autumn, fog swathes often release the wonderful landscape in the border area of the cantons of Zurich and Aargau at noon.

REUSSLAND (4K) from Joerg Niggli on Vimeo.

Schweben über der Reussebene. Im Herbst geben die Nebelschwaden die wundervolle Landschaft im Grenzgebiet der Kantone Zürich und Aargau oft erst am Mittag frei.

The Flow (of La Palma)

The FLOW (UHD | 4K) from Joerg Niggli on Vimeo.

FLOW is the first properly edited video of some timelapse movies shot during the Astromaster Workshop in 2016. Full resolution of the video is UHD (3840x2160). So please consider using the full screen function key on your device to watch the video. Comments and questions are always welcome.

All clips are available for licensing on request.
For more information on the Astromaster, please check the «Timelapse Plus» section on this website.


Swiss Aerials I

Swiss Aerials I from Joerg Niggli on Vimeo.

A first selection of some aerial footage shot over the course of 2016 in Switzerland.
The sites (in order of appearance): Rural area in the Canton of Zurich, Lauerzersee Schwyz (Lake Lauerz), Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne), Göschenen, Rheinfall (Rhine Falls), Reuss, Genève (Geneva)
Music with a license of Premiumbeat.
All clips are available for licensing upon request.


Skylapse No.1 - A Drone Hyperlapse

Skylapse #01 from Joerg Niggli on Vimeo.

Shot with a DJI Phantom 4 drone. Mostly by taking pictures in a row and then assemble and correct them in After Effects. Final editing in FCPX.
These drones are almost perfect, the cameras aren't, especially in low light situation. The Phantom 4 Pro would do certainly better, but I haven't tested it.

The «HyperZürich» Experiment

The short «HyperZürich» is the result of an experiment.

How fast can you do move with your camera, shooting in continuous mode, and thus creating a hyperlapse?

The resulting video was shot in 2-3 hours in downtown Zurich. More on the technique and some conclusions in the «Timelapse Plus» section.

HYPERZürich from Joerg Niggli on Vimeo.


«Amalfi Mia!» - A trip along Italy's scenic coast

The Amalfi Coast (la costiera amalfina) is one of Italy's most spectacular landscapes. During a short trip some time ago I shot some time-lapse sequences on different iconic spots. Finally it came together in the short film «Amalfi Mia!».
Please have a look, if possible use your full screen and earphones.

Amalfi Mia! - The Amalfi Coast from Joerg Niggli on Vimeo.


Cinemagraph III

After the Rain No. 2, July 2016

Cinemagraph II

After the rain, near the Gotthard pass. July 2016

Cinemagraph I

«Tremola» - The old Gotthard road over one of Europe's most important mountain passes. It's a Cinemagraph, but one in a subdued manner.

Amman in 30 Seconds

A short glimpse of Amman, the capital of Jordan. Enjoy!

Please watch it in full frame, if possible. It's a FullHD video.
If you like to see the longer version (a Vimeo Staff Pick), here it is.

The Alps

«The Alps» is a video with excerpts from time lapse movies shot in the Alps. Most shots from Switzerland (Pilatus, Saentis, Schwyz, Vals), some of the Mont-Blanc in France and the Dolomites in Italy.

THE ALPS - Time Lapse Selection from Joerg Niggli on Vimeo.

«The Alps» - Die Alpen ist eine Sammlung von einigen Zeitraffer-Filmen, die über die letzten Jahre in den Alpen entstanden sind. Die meisten Aufnahmen stammen aus der Schweiz (Pilatus, Santas, Schwyz, Vals). Weitere aus Frankreich (Mont-Blanc-Massiv) sowie Italien.


Hyperlapse - the easy way. This video was recorded driving on a bike trough Zurich-Oerlikon (post code 8050) filming with the app «Hyperlapse» on my iPhone. The resulting movies are 720 only, and sometimes with visible artifacts. You cannot compare the quality of this iPhone videos with the real thing. But still: in my hyper lapsing experience, sometimes, even after hours of post production work the result is not convincing.

Hyper8050 from Joerg Niggli on Vimeo.

Hyperlapse auf die bequeme Art. Auf der Fahrt durch Zürich-Oerlikon (Postleitzahl 8050) mit dem iPhone gefilmt, mit der App «Hyperlapse» von Instagram. Dabei entstehen Filme im Format 720p. Zum Teil gibt es schon deutliche Artefakte. Die Qualität ist mit einem echten Hyperlapse nicht zu vergleichen. Allerdings steckt dort sehr viel mehr Arbeit drin - und ein schlechtes Ergebnis kommt auch dabei häufig raus.

«The West End of Europe» in Portugal. «The West End of Europe» is where you are a spectator in the theater of nature, watching how the sea is forging a coast of both remarkable wilderness and beauty.
Filmed in April 2014 around Nazaré, Carvoeiro and Sagres. Shot mainly in 4K (UHD) with a Panasonic GH4 and a bunch of modern and vintage lenses. Then edited in a 1080p timeline in Final Cut Pro X. Some grading with Filmconvert. Music with a licence of

The West End of Europe from Joerg Niggli on Vimeo.

Das «West End» ist das Theater-Quartier Londons. Jenes von Europa liegt meiner Meinung nach in Portugal. An seinen Küsten wird man ein gefesselter Zuschauer einer Szenerie, in der das Meer die Küste formt. Die Aufnahmen wurden im April 2014 um die Orte von Nazaré, Carvoeiro (Algarve) und Sagres gemacht.
Die Kamera war eine Panasonic GH4. Fast alle Aufnahmen wurden im 4K-Modus (UHD) aufgenommen und im Schnitt in Final Cut Pro X auf die HD-Breite runtergerechnet. Das Grading erfolgte mit Filmconvert. Die Musik stammt von


«Black Lines» of High Heels Breaker feat. Kalabrese

High Heels Breaker: Black Lines (Official Video) from Joerg Niggli on Vimeo.

A video shot and edited for composer and electronic music artist High Heels Breaker feat. the voice of Kalabrese.
Shot with a Panasonic GH3, Canon 7D and GoPro in the Zurich area.

More info and some snippets of the fantastic album on Soundcloud.

Piazze d'Italia

After weeks of shooting, rendering and editing «Piazze d’Italia» is finally going public. The video featuring 45 piazzas (squares) all over Italy was shot in spring and summer 2013 mainly by me and Edoardo Cicchetti. With additional shots of 6 other time lapse photographers I’ve edited this vast collection of material to the beautiful soundtrack of Paolo Fresu, the well known Italian trumpet player and composer. The video was produced by Mikaela Bandini of Can’t Forget It(aly) for the Italian State Tourism Board ENIT. This long version of the video as well as two short versions are part of the 2014 «Made in Italy» campaign aimed at european travelers.

Filmed by Edoardo Cicchetti ( and Jörg Niggli (
Music 'Fuga' written and performed by Paolo Fresu (
Voice over 'Made in Italy' by Giancarlo Giannini
Additional shots by
Andrea Lacota (
Daniel Coffaro (
Cosmo Laera (
Timmy Henny (
Gianfranco Maiullari (
Mark Hofmeyr (

Edited by Jörg Niggli (
Graphics by Racoon Studio (
Produced by Mikaela Bandini - Can't Forget Italy (

Commissioned by Enit - Agenzia Nazionale del Turismo (

Shot with all kind of cameras, mainly of Canon and Panasonic. Rendered in After Effects and Apple Motion. Edited, tilt shifted and graded in Final Cut Pro X.

Time-lapse Selection of «Zürich-West by Night»

Finally here: a selection of some time-lapse shots used for the short time-lapse movies during the live broadcast in June. You find some more information in the description of the video. Please make sure you watch the video in HD quality (it’s available as 1080p) and fullscreen.

Zürich-West by Night from Joerg Niggli on Vimeo.

Das Video ist eine Zusammenstellung einiger Zeitrafferaufnahmen, die für die SRF-Live-Reportage aus dem Trendquartier Zürich-West als Trennet verwendet wurden. Die Aufnahmen entstanden mit Fotokameras von Canon und Panasonic und wurden in Apple Motion oder Adobe After Effects zu Filmen gerendert. Der Schnitt und das Grading erfolgten in Final Cut Pro X.

Music: «Feels so good» of Diamondsongs (edited)


CROSSLANDS from Joerg Niggli on Vimeo.

It’s called the «Land of thousand ponds» ( «Pays des mille étangs» ), but I’d call it «Crosslands». The region in the eastern french Departments of Saône and Vosges was one of the poorest in the country for a long time. The people were very religious at that time, I was told during my stay last summer when I was shooting one of the Crosses ( «Croix calvaires» ) in the beautiful landscape of hills, forests and gentle valleys. Read More...

Geneva Evening

A picture shot with my new always-with-me camera, the Canon G15.


Ein Bild aus Genf, aufgenommen mit der Immer-dabei-Kamera Canon G15.

The Belluno Project

A time-lapse tilt-shift video shot and edited by me for the Little Italy project. Additonal shots by Itaria Colussi and Andrea Lacota ( Music: «Everyday is a Gift», with a license of

Belluno | Little Italy from Adorable Belluno on Vimeo.

Ein neues Zeitraffer-Video, realisiert für das Projekt «Little Italy». Einige Aufnahmen stammen von Itaria Colussi and Andrea Lacota ( aus Triest. Musik: «Everyday is a Gift»,

Hot Air Balloon ride

Nothing fancy, no action, just quiet and beautiful: a hot-air-balloon trip in the Swiss Mountains. Watch yourself:

En Vol sur Château-d'Oex from Joerg Niggli on Vimeo.

Im Heissluftballon über Château-d’Oex
Dieses Video ist im September 2012 aufgenommen worden. Ein Ballonflug von Château-d’Oex nach Zweisimmen. Read More...

«Sights of Jordan»

The last of my four Jordan time lapse videos. If possible watch in HD and fullscreen mode, it’s possible to stream it at full 1080p resolution.

Sights of Jordan from Joerg Niggli on Vimeo.

Das letzte der vier Zeitraffer-Videos über Jordanien. Wenn möglich bitte in HD und im Vollbildschirm-Modus anschauen (es wird dann in voller 1080-HD-Qualtität gestreamt).

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