2012-06-14 | 2012-06-14
The Manhattan Project HD1080P, By Cameron Michael
(New York, NY) — While the concept behind time-lapse videos isn’t new, one of the most recent installments of this video rend has many viewers mesmerized. The video, titled “The Manhattan Project,” provides a sped-up look at the streets of New York City.
Combining different angles, speeds and views of New York, the video provides a four minute look at some of the biggest staples of NewYork. From a violinist playing amidst a crowded subway station, to views of Central Park, there are very few elements of the Big Apple left out.
Native New Yorkers can see a high-definition views of their favorite areas of the city while those who have never been can get a glimpse at the sights and activities that make New York the most popular place to live in the United States. The video was shot, produced and directed by professional videographer, Cameron Michael. The clip allows viewers to see some of the most populated areas of New York, the crowded streets and pairs them with an up beat soundtrack, allowing the visuals of the city to stand out on their own.
The video’s focus was to be on the mundane aspected of New York living, the every day happenings of the city that never sleeps in a more hurried fashion. The video has become an overnight success with numerous New Yorkers and web browsers around the country, finding themselves enthralled with the video. The shots are simple, showing people walking, talking and going about their days. They are panned together with shots of some of the most impressive pieces of New York real estate as well. The city’s most iconic buildings are shown from the Empire State Building to towering apartment buildings, massive skyscrapers and Grand Central Station are all captured in the clip.
The video, which took a reported five and a half months to shoot, is being hailed by media outlets from across the country. At the center of these positive reviews is not only praise for Michael’s technical work but for the film’s main star; the city of New York itself. With New York and the most famous buildings that comprise this city at the center of the film, there is no denying that New York City itself is what is entrancing so many fans of the short film.