Around the world in 80 seconds

This amazing video by Romain Pergeaux and Alex Profit shows a journey around the world in 80 seconds through stop-motion. It was shot with a Sony HX5V compact camera, and shows 640 different photographs at 8 photographs per second. A special rig was also used to show a physical globe with pins in every shot, and the photographs were taken over the course of only 3 weeks. 

Their route was chosen as a special tribute to the famous Jules Verne’s book “Around the World in 80 Days” (in French “Le tour du monde en 80 jours”)

It included the same stops as Phileas Fogg made in this most famous of imaginary travel journeys: London – Cairo – Mumbai – Hong Kong – Tokyo – San Francisco – New York – London.
Well done and highly original for sure….

The Music is by Lucas Goret

Another around the world in 80 seconds video 

Jules Verne’s book keeps on inspiring people and travelers around the world. And some of them have very similar ideas…

Global market research specialist firm Deep See also made an ‘Around the World in 80 Seconds’ video. They decided to conduct a crowd-sourcing experiment to see how quickly they could spread the Deep See name around the world. With some surprising results, and some excellent videos and photos they made the following video. Not as professional as the previous one. But inspiring nonetheless

For more inspiration you might also have a look at previous ‘around the world in 80 days‘ inspired journeys that were covered in our kickasstrips travel gallery:


Sources: Wired,,