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Category: Earth: Urban

Cameron Michael: The Manhattan Project 4K

This short film time lapse filmed by Cameron Michael in Manhattan, New York, is a real treat for the eyes. Cameron Michael describes; this time-lapse production has been a wild and exhilarating ride, with a lot of physical work lugging my 120-130 pounds of gear around all of Manhattan. I bent (broke) some laws and …

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WIRED: 3D model of New Orleans based on Nokia Here LIDAR data

A fly through of the French Quarter in New Orleans based on LIDAR data collected by a Nokia Here car. Color information comes from the car’s cameras.  

Earth from Space: Megacity

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. This edition features a Sentinel-1A radar image of the 35 million people mega city of Tokyo and Tokyo Bay.  

Filippo Rivetti: Tiny Sydney

A short film by Filippo Rivetti, filmed in tilt-shift showing the city of Sydney, Australia. Tilt-shift effect applied in post-production. Shot from Bondi Beach, Sydney Tower Eye, Pylon Lookout, Dudley Page Reserve.  


A short film of Rio De Janeiro by SCIENTIFANTASTIC whom describes; I was lucky enough to be sent to Rio on assignment to shoot some 4K and 10K timelapse footage for a major electronics manufacturer. This video is a compilation of some of the footage I shot there. Most of the locations are within the …

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SRC: An Urbanizing Planet

The Stockholm Resilience Centre is a new international centre that advances transdisciplinary research for governance of social-ecological systems with a special emphasis on resilience – the ability to deal with change and continue to develop. It is a joint initiative between Stockholm University, the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics …

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Trak: Paris, The City of Light

A short film by Trak. Director: Benjamin Trancart (Trak). Music: Yasawas-Amon Tobin Described as: “Paris, City of Light doesn’t mean “the city with a lot of beautiful lights” but, rather, “the city where, during the eighteenth century, the lights of science (with the biologists like Buffon or Jussieu and with the encyclopedy writers like Diderot or d’Alembert) and …

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Shanghai E-motion

Shanghai in motion timelapse filmed by Boysun.  

static : pulse

Static: Pulse is a short-film about Tokyo, at present time the most populous urban area in the world with 37 million people, by Samuel Cockedey who describes the film: Static a. inactive, not in physical motion b. of or relating to bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium c. a crackling or hissing noise caused …

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The Sandpit

The Sandpit by Sam O’Hare is a tilt-shift short film about a day in the life of New York City, in miniature. This short film has been awarded as winner of Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction 2010 and nominee for Webby Awards 2011, as best viral, best Music. It is a spectacularly beautiful film …

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