When was the first New York City timelapse video? Maybe in "Baraka?" All we know is there seems to be a new one every month and we watch ALL of them.
The idea, sure, seems a little stale at this point, but that doesn't mean New York ceases to look mesmerizing when sped up. Flashing lights, busy people, perpetual traffic, moving clouds-- you can't keep your eyes away.
Which bring us to Cameron Michael's "The Manhattan Project," posted to Vimeo Wednesday.
Watch a Central Park dogwood tree move in the breeze, a massive yoga class in Bryant Park, an old man play the violin in the subway, and a teeming Grand Central Station. It's all gorgeous.
And these videos aren't easy to make. Michael explains:
This time-lapse production has been a wild and exhilarating ride, with a lot of physical work lugging my 120-130 pounds of gear around all of Manhattan. I bended (broke) some laws and made a ton of friends.