The Harbour City on Film: Sydney’s Finest Videos

By: Katie Manning

January 11, 2013

Sydney is one of those cities that isn’t difficult to capture on film. Photogenic and friendly, the Australian metropolis shows all of its best sides in these, our favourite Sydney videos.

“Live The Language – Sydney” by Gustav Johansson

As an understandably popular destination for English-language learners, this video for students highlights a lot of the things we (and students!) love about Sydney: smiles, sunshine, sand and the Sydney zoo.

Pure Bronte” by Marcus O’Brien

Marcus O’Brien adeptly captures the incredible crashing waves at the Bronte cliffs – a favourite ocean-watching spot for many Sydneysiders. We can’t help but be mesmerised by the frothing white surf shown in slow motion.

Toy Boats – A Sydney Tilt-shift Time lapse” by Nathan Kaso

This aptly named time-lapse video captures Sydney Harbour with a really unique perspective. We love the way videographer Nathan Kaso’s camera work creates the incredible effect of miniature boats.

“Sea Pool” by Jason Wingrove

We love this stunning video, which captures the unusual Sydney culture of sea pools – swimming pools located by the sea. The soundtrack by Air creates an absolutely beautiful atmosphere to the images of waves crashing into pool swimmers.

“30 gifts to 30 strangers in Sydney” by Lucas Jatoba

On his 30th birthday, Brazilian Lucas Jatoba decided to give 30 gifts to 30 strangers as a “˜thank you’ to his host city of Sydney. If the images of sweet people on the streets receiving their gifts, hugging, laughing and talking doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, nothing will.


Katie Manning

Katie is an author for the Virgin Atlantic blog. Despite her urban London residency, Katie can often be found exploring far-flung corners of the globe in search of exciting new experiences and stories. A self-confessed night-owl, she makes it her mission to search out the best cocktail bars and live music venues on each and every expedition. Follow Katie @kt_saramanning

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