Special thanks goes out to NYC for being such an awesome and inspirational city and to all the people featured in this video!
Also huge thanks to Already Alive, Michael Marantz, TCS Rentals, Zak Mulligan, Sean Donnelly, Michael Burke and Ryan Emanuel for supporting us with gear - without you guys this wouldn't have been possible.
Please watch in Fullscreen & HD with sound for best quality.
Cityscape Chicago is a personal timelapse piece consisting of over 30,000 still photographs shot on the Canon 5D Mark III incrementally between July and October 2012 around downtown Chicago, Illinois.
The inspiration of this piece was my fascination with the city of Chicago, particularly at night. For me, there has always been a mysterious sort of feeling to Chicago at night, so I decided to explore and capture it.
Special thanks to Kessler Crane for the motion control equipment used in the making of this video. KesslerCrane.com
Winner of Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2011 (Live Action Category)
Best Experimental Film of Sedicicorto International Film Festival
Official Screening Selection of 1st International Motion Festival, Cyprus (IMF)
Official Selection of „shnit documents“ for shnit International Short Film Festival
Official Selection of the 2011 Princeton Student Film & Video Festival
Cities from all over the world are becoming visually similar, homogenized with similar building styles and highway systems. The commonality is development without creative thinking, and a universal goal of low costs and high profits. This kind of development increases the distance and disconnect between people. People move faster and faster as development grows faster and faster. Eventually, the question raised is whether development provides a better life for citizens, or if it only makes a country’s GDP look better.
A time lapse video, produced by Lam Ho Tak.
Music: Don't Go Awash in this Digital Landscape by Codes In The Clouds.
Lam Ho Tak, a student from City University of Hong Kong, School of Creative Media.