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A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

Nov 17, 2014 | 589 videos
Video by Julian Tryba

Filmmaker Julian Tryba spent 450 hours shooting and editing 150,000 photos to make this remarkable footage, which he dubs a "layer-lapse." Unlike traditional time-lapse, Tryba's work toggles in and out between dozens of video layers, creating the impression that time moves at different speeds within specific areas of the frame. "In the spirit of Einstein's relativity theory, layer-lapses assign distinct clocks to any number of objects or regions in a scene," he writes. "Each of these clocks may start at any point in time, and tick at any rate."

To see more of Tryba's work, visit Vimeo, Facebook, and his personal site.

Author: Chris Heller


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