For one night each year, Toronto’s streets become an outdoor interactive art gallery. Last year our goal was to beat the press and release a video before sunrise the next morning. This year our goal was no different. The crowds were huge, the art was amazing and we were up all night making this video so you can experience it all over again - the very next day.
From Saturday September 29 @ 7pm until Sunday September 30 @ 7am, I embarked on a 12 hour adventure through the streets of Toronto for Nuit Blanche. This is what I saw. For more info: kidkulit.com/2012/10/02/nuit-blanche/
I love this city. As tribute, I’ve pieced together thousands of photos that I think capture Toronto’s beautiful skyline, and the essence of the lively downtown core. All but one of the scenes in this time-lapse were shot between September and October of this year.
In some ways, my presentation of Toronto is a follow up to a recent summer fling in Ottawa, where I produced Capital Cruising; thanks to CTV Ottawa’s interest in using the video as an introduction to their 6 o’clock news, I was able to devote myself to the creation of what I hope is a piece that everyone in the city can enjoy.
Thank you to CTV Ottawa for utilizing my last video Capital Cruising (vimeo.com/26830842) for their 6 o’clock news segment, which indirectly funded this project.
Thank you, Matt Black, of One King West hotels. You gave me the opportunity to behold some of the best views of the city. You should make this hotel a priority if you are visiting! onekingwest.com/
Thank you 1loveto for keeping in touch these past couple months and launching the video. Check them out at: 1loveto.com/
Thank you to my family, Jon B, and Martin L.
In the future, I’d like to set my sights on Vancouver, and my camera on the province’s sprawling landscape. Or a longer, properly funded Toronto film. If you have any interest in helping me accomplish this goal, e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.