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A Stop-Motion Tour of New York City

Mar 27, 2015 | 560 videos
Video by Ynon Lan

When filmmaker Ynon Lan visited New York City for the first time, he decided to record the sites in an unconventional way. He took more than 3,000 photos, according to DIY Photography, ultimately using 330 shots of brownstone apartments, yellow cabs, pedestrians, and, of course, ubiquitous Starbucks storefronts.

"The concept was that if the brain will have a solid constant thing to hold on to in each frame, for example a yellow taxi placed dead center in each frame, then the brain will perceive the rapidly changing background as if it’s constantly moving," he told DIY Photography.

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