Morocco as You Have Never Seen It Before

8K and 60 frames per second sounds crazy and it is way more than many of us can even appreciate. Yet, even in 4K or Full HD this video looks just stunning.

I have followed Jacob and Katie Schwarz and their stunning landscape videos for many years. What all their beautiful landscape videos from around the world have in common is the high quality. Their latest from the African country Morocco is in stunning 8K with 60 frames per second. I cannot enjoy 8K myself but I can see 4K with 60 frames per second and it simply looks like I'm there.

Accompanied with the music of Bytheway May, the video gets a soothing ambient Arabic atmosphere. "Morocco in 8K" showcases Jacob and Katie's journey through this enchanting country. Jacob and Katie explore the streets and markets of the thousand-year-old city of Marrakech, the beautiful city of Fez known for its Leather Tannery, the blue city of Chefchaouen which is an absolute must see if you ever get to Morocco, the Arfoud desert, and the ancient city of Ouarzazate. If this video does not make you want to go probably nothing will.

Besides Morocco, Jacob and Katie have videos from such wonderful places like Peru, Northern India, Myanmar, The Redwood forests of America, and the American southwest just to name a few. They can even provide a video with puppies. Be sure to check out their videos. It is visual candy.

Have you ever been to Morocco? Would you want to go?

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20 Comments

Rick Pappas's picture

Stunning. There is so much color and texture and the high def along with the videographers technique really bring that out. Then there's that tree full of.... No, I'm not going to do a spoiler...watch it and see the ...for yourself!

Mads Peter Iversen's picture

Exactly, the richness of each frame is impressive :)

Felix Wu's picture

I don’t find the ocean/dessert/street shots blend well together and on the contrary it constantly pulled me out of the scene that I was expecting to see more from. While each shot was nicely captured I do find the story a bit lacking as if a dozen of beautiful shots were randomly put together. I am sure it would be immersive to watch it on big screen though.

Fritz Asuro's picture

The thing is Morocco is crazy in terms of variety of landscapes. From greens to sand, ruins to buildings.

Mads Peter Iversen's picture

Yes, it's a bit all over the place. I think they mainly use this as stock footage.

Michael Breitung's picture

Visually very appealing video! I'm planning to visit Morocco next year

Mads Peter Iversen's picture

Sounds like a great plan. Would be interesting indeed.

Fritz Asuro's picture

Why do I feel I'm gonna see this clip on stores selling televisions LOL

Mads Peter Iversen's picture

Hehe, would make completely sense :)

Pedro Quintela's picture

Morocco is on top of my list. I hope that I can get what it needs to finally go there someday soon.
This video is so good, so inspiring... it took my breath away, literally!

Aneesh Kothari's picture

Very cool! The 60fps is a bit jarring at times especially when you have people/animals in the scene (not the cinematic look we're used to) but fantastic overall. Do you know what gear they use?

Mads Peter Iversen's picture

Not entirely sure, they do have some information on their HP :)

Various Red's & Canon/Zeiss glass.

C Gustaff's picture

Beautiful shots with lack of storytelling. Needs major re-edit to be impacting. Watch "Koyaanisqatsi" documentary for inspiration.

David T's picture

Video did a great job of creating an illusion of peace, but that's not accurate or representative.

Was there 2 months ago (Agadir, Essaouira, Marrakech, Taghazout, Ourika, Ourzazate, Zagora).
I've been to a lot of big cities, but Marrakech was just the worst. Super dirty. You get swarmed by obnoxious vendors, robbers and scammers. Extremely loud. People literally fighting in the streets.

Best part were the tours that led out of the cities. The desert tour was great - Atlas Mountains are beautiful and night sky in the desert is incredible.

Mads Peter Iversen's picture

Sounds a bit like my tour to Egypt :P

David T's picture

I've been to egypt as well, Morocco is way worse in that regard.

Tariq Yunis's picture

This dreamy, cinematic video is a mesmerizing lens bridging our ancient and modern paths. I found the ambient sounds with low traffic drawing me into my imagination.

Gorgeous shots, terrible editing, terribly boring .....

I watched the video and it's a really good concept to attract a traveller to visit such beautiful places like Morocco. However Last year I have visited Chefchaouen and Marrakech with the help of "Local Morocco Tours" and the trip was unforgettable. But I like your information.