Filmmaker Cameron Michael has shot a new time-lapse video of New York City that squeezes a time panorama of the city into a four-minute video.
The Huffington Post reports that several time-lapse videos of New York City have been shot, yet Michael's "The Manhattan Project" posted to Vimeo on Wednesday is worth seeing.
The Telegraph reports Cameron Michael spent five and a half months capturing fleeting time-lapse scenes of the city's landmarks, such as the Empire State Building, Bryant Park lawn, the Brooklyn Bridge buzzing with tourists, all from various view points, including rooftops, underground and from skyscraper windows. The video captures the city's skylines with sweeping clouds and speeding lights of the bustling city.
Sights to captivate are scenes of the Big Apple with people meeting with friends for lunch and listening to music, the "yoga park in Byrant Park, a tree in a breezy Central Park, a old man playing the violin," rows of yellow cabs at traffic lights during the city's rush hour, and of course, the Grand Central Station with subway trains swallowing up people and speeding away.
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."
"Broke some laws?" MSN Now speculates that maybe he did not obtain permission to film the city from the some of the remarkable vantage points that make the video "gorgeous" sight.
Mashable reports Michael dedicates the clip to his dad and to the memory of his mom.