Amazing Video: New York City, in Miniature
I’ve been meaning to post this video all week, and am finally getting around to it tonight, at 2 a.m. Oh well. It’s called “The Sandpit” and if you haven’t seen it elsewhere, you really should spend a few minutes checking it out. The subtitle for the video is “A day in the life of New York City, in miniature.” The photographer/filmmaker, Sam O’Hare, used a special camera lens on a digital still camera to take photographs that make a normal cityscape look like it’s a miniature model. Essentially the area of focus for these “tilt-shift” photographs are constrained, typically to the center section of the image. Everything above and below it becomes out of focus, creating the illusion of miniaturization. O’Hare took some 35,000 rapid-fire photographs throughout New York City, and strung them together to make this film. It’s really amazing and it’s after the jump.
You can also watch it here in full-screen HD. The music, by the way, is composed by Human, co-written by Rosi Golan and Alex Wong.