This is the final cut of what happens when I play around with pictures from a few cameras pointed at the construction site of the Hackesches Quartier in Berlin's Mitte district.

This version was first shown during the topping out ceremony on July 23, 2009. The construction is still work in progress, and I guess, so is the video.

I started out taking pictures manually with a Nikon Coolpix 3200. With a little financial aid from the real estate developer, IVG, I managed to upgrade to a Canon 450d with a couple of bells and a whistle recently. All the while I took the occasional half day to capture supplemental footage with a Panasonic PV-GS400.

Edited with Vegas 8, rendered to Vimeo's HD specs, which is blatant cheating when it comes to the video footage.

Recorded with
Nikon "Coolpix" 3200
Canon 450d
Panasonic PV-GS400 (NTSC)

Soundtrack: 65daysofstatic / Aren't We All Running? / The Fall of Math (2004, Monotreme Records)

Current version: July 15, 2009
4,167 (Nikon Coolpix) + 2,828 (Canon 450d) still pictures
32 hours (or 397 GB) video footage

More information on the real estate project at

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