After a personal tragedy, Harry Taylor discovered a passion for the 150-year-old craft of tintype photography.
Directed, Produced, Shot, and Edited by Matt Morris | Featuring Harry Taylor | Executive Producers David Ford, Stu Pollard, and Mary Pergola Parent | Composer Hanan Townshend | Music Engineer Kelly Donnelly | Musicians Hanan Townshend, James Gradone | Production Sound Benedict R. Fancy | Sound Editor Casey Langfelder | Sound Mixer Scott R. Lewis | Colorist Andrew Francis | D.I. Producer Mike Dillon | D.I. Assistant Producer Brandie Konopasek | Title Design Kaya Thomas |
EFILM Digital Laboratories
Soundtrack available here: hanantownshend.bandcamp.com/track/american-tintype-original-soundtrack# vimeo.com/53077087 Uploaded 187K Plays 4,554 Likes 104 Comments
When I first started Mirror City, I wanted to create a video that was completely out of the norm. I wanted to showcase something unique and artistic, which takes Timelapse photography into a more abstract direction. Mirror City is a visual story through some of the great American cities: Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. These clips were all processed from their original form, into the kaleidoscopic visuals that you see in this video. Many people visit these large cities every day, and all of these places have been shot and filmed, but I wanted to emulate these urban landscapes in a way that nobody has even seen before. I wanted to put man-made geometric shapes, mixed with elements of color and movement to create less of a structured video, and more of a plethora of visual stimulation.
The video starts off with simple mirrors and recognizable architecture, as the video progresses, so does the visual stimulation, showing the real abstraction of the piece.
I have worked on this piece for an extremely long amount of time. I have spent time mirroring images and videos for the past five years, and I have been working on this specific piece for about four months. I felt it was time to combine Timelapse photography and the simplicity of a kaleidoscope, and create Mirror City.
(All clips are available in the original and mirrored format) For licensing & inquires please contact at
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This video started as a joke.
I was going through a really tough time and woke up every morning saying "FU*K OFF".
Not in a bad way.. just.. FU*K OFF.
So I started making these loops.
The rules were simple:
- keep the animation simple (must be reduced to a .gif file)
- insert a middle finger in every animation :)
I hope you enjoy it and don't take it too seriously. :)
Most of them are available separately as animated .gif here:
2014# vimeo.com/109646305 Uploaded 134K Plays 1,291 Likes 40 Comments