by Evan Bindelglass
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Last year, we showed you a fantastic five-minute long time-lapse video called “The Manhattan Project” by photographer Cameron Michael.
Now there’s a new one for you to watch called “New York Day” and the approximately four-minute long video is only a teaser of what photographer Samuel Orr hopes to produce.
One of the really cool things about this video is its employment of natural sound (or nat sound as we call it in the business).
Another is a really interesting focus technique that makes certain things in certain shots look like models (see 00:28 and 01:56 as examples).
“New York Day” was shot during four trips to New York City in 2011 and 2013, but Orr, of Bloomington, Indiana, hopes to produce a roughly 26-minute video showcasing what he calls “the urban and natural landscape of the world’s greatest city.”
Among the examples of what he hopes to photograph to complete “New York Year” are ice flowing and thawing on area waterways, tidal flats in Jamaica Bay as Horseshoe crabs creep ashore, growing shifts of the forests along the New Jersey Palisades and in Central Park, fog and mist along the rivers, and all the seasonal events of the city itself (fireworks over the Hudson, marathons, parades, etc.).
To contribute to his project, visit his Kickstarter page.
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