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NYC 1911 @ 4K 60 FPS

NYC 1911 @ 4K 60 FPS

After wowing us with upscaled vintage train footage, Denis Shiryaev takes us on a tour of New York City, circa 1911. Using neural network tech, he injected extra frames to smooth out the choppy movements from this century-old slice of life film. He also boosted its resolution to 4k. We don’t care for the colorization though.

How Stop Signs are Made

How Stop Signs are Made

New York City sees many of its stop signs and other street signs vandalized or stolen each year. Between replacements and other projects, the Department of Transportation’s Queens sign shop makes over 100,000 new signs each year. Insider takes us inside the facility for a look at the work that goes into this laborious process.

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Double Exposure: NYC

Double Exposure: NYC

By duplicating and inverting aerial footage shot over New York City, filmmaker Humza Deas created a wild and wondrous new cityscape that’s grounded in reality but also completely surreal. The track is Periphescence by Glowworm.

Miniature NYC

Miniature NYC

Art Insider takes us on a tour of the world’s largest architectural model. Located at the Queens Museum, this incredibly detailed miniature of New York City was first revealed at the 1964 World’s Fair, and was updated with new buildings all the way until 1992.

RRDBlocks & The Cycle Squad Maniaccs

RRDBlocks & The Cycle Squad Maniaccs

(PG-13: Language) Mass Appeal’s New York State of Mind spends some time with these urban daredevils who live life on the edge, popping wheelies and driving some folks mad with their antics. Whether or not they’re a road hazard, there’s no questioning their passion.

Statue of Liberty: A Year in the Life

Statue of Liberty: A Year in the Life

In celebration of The Statue of Liberty’s 130th year, EarthCam captured this beautiful 4K time-lapse of the iconic New York monument over the course of 365 days. As she receives countless visitors, and weathers whatever nature dishes out, she always stands tall.

EROSION

EROSION

A wonderfully shot short film by Brandon Bloch and Tim Sessler which uses the movements of a group of talented young dancers to reflect the gradual loss of New York City’s local culture and character as the city has gentrified. Read more on the Brooklyn Aerials blog.

NYC Gifathon

NYC Gifathon

While spending last November in New York City, animator James Curran sat down each day to create a .gif that represented something he experienced that day. The end result is this hilarious and charming video clip. You can check out all the individual .gif files here.

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