We spent amazing time exploring the city, walking through those crowdy streets and parks, making thousands of pictures, trying to catch the energy of the city that never sleeps, just to pass it along to you later in a video project that we decided to call simply: #NYC.
ABOUT A YEAR AGO I was invited by the creators of www.hugeapp.com to make a video that shows New York City in a creative way — as one of the most-photographed and documented cities in the world this was no easy task!
So I bought a ticket and started wondering what I should to do to make my edit stand out. I really didn’t want to make another NYC timelapse of traffic and sunsets. I wanted to use a subject in the edit to act like a guide showing off the best spots in Manhattan. So, I called my friend Roza — she’s a Polish painter who was staying in New York at that time — and she became my model for a few days.
We spent a week shooting. The first two days were spent doing some research and looking for the most inspiring locations in the city. The next five days we spent shooting and used #NYC Hashtag as a kind of glue that pulled together almost 100 scenes.
I made the edit using HDR technique which means that for every frame I had to get three pictures – each one with different exposure. This creates a nice effect in post production after I put all of them together. It meant that for every second of video instead of standard 25 I needed 75 pictures.
I worked on this edit for another month and at the end of October 2013 it was ready, we are excited with the final result and hope you enjoy!