Inspiring New York City Time Lapse: The Manhattan Project

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I’m headed back to New York city this week. The city has a unique way of pushing photographers and filmmakers to be more creative. The constant pulse of visual inspiration is motivational. My own work has been given the occasional Big Apple boost – in fact, it was just one year ago that I wrapped up my Dasein: An Invitation to Hang installation at the Ace Hotel. The mini-doc and some of my conclusions on “An Experiment in Creative Living” in NYC, can be viewed here

Photographer/filmmaker Cameron Michael put out a time lapse of NYC that has been making the rounds the past couple of days (via PetaPixel and FStoppers). Cameron spent roughly 5 months on the project and carried 120 pounds of gear from location to location to capture the piece. It pokes around the entire city and highlights the gorgeous juxtaposition of activity that makes the city so incredible. Super cool homage to the city that never sleeps.

Click through the above tabs to check out two more time lapse videos from other cities I find inspiring: San Francisco and my hometown Seattle. [via Acadian Bay Photography and TimeFramesvideo respectively]

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23 Responses to Inspiring New York City Time Lapse: The Manhattan Project

  1. rjw June 11, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    The pans, tilts and tracks are so smooth – how do you get such things done in a timelapse?

  2. Joshua M. June 11, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    I sincerely appreciate you guys and artist in general for greatly influencing culture and improving awareness of the world around us. I find every post to be motivating and inspiring. If only the amount of happiness/interest brought to people through art was a direct currency to provide income and well being for artist without physically needing to pay them. They deserve it.

  3. Ed June 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    Amazing HDR/motion/time lapse by my pal Drew Geraci! http://vimeo.com/search?q=geraci

  4. Neil June 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    How do they get the shots so smooth, brilliantly done!

  5. Sid Pai June 11, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

    Chase – you should also check out mindrelic.com. He has also documented NYC beautifully just like Cameron here.

  6. Kunal June 11, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

    “This website/URL has been blocked until further notice either pursuant to Court orders or on the Directions issued by the Department of Telecommunications” <- Woah man?

  7. faisal June 12, 2012 at 6:06 am #

    The video is not seen, it says not found,

  8. RvF June 12, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    Beautiful work, thanks for sharing.

  9. Lorii Abela June 12, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    Truly awesome shots!.. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Reigo June 12, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    Oh my god, Thanks for shareing those truly awesome works.

  11. Alex Cortez June 21, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    must had been a video-captured timelapse. not a ‘still’ one. which explains the really smooth panning and beautiful forward-backward camera movements.

  12. Euan August 28, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    Does anyone know what the background track is for this video? Absolutely love it!

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