"MIDTOWN," the latest work from production company District 7 Media, is at once a frenetic time-lapse and an evocative soundscape. Composed of 50,000 still frames shot over 6 months as well as sounds clipped from where photos were taken, the video captures the frenzied essence of Midtown New York City.
Shooting “MIDTOWN” was more difficult than usual, as Drew Geraci from District 7 Media explains on the Vimeo page:
There were multiple times during this shoot that we were chased off, either by cops or the cold. The subway shots were particularly difficult to get, especially in the wake of the Boston bombings. We were led out and in some cases followed by police officers or MTA officials who seemed intent on getting us for using tripods.
Soaking in the finished product, I’d say all the effort was well worth it.