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Toronto as you’ve never seen it before [video]


Though we’ve shown many beautiful time-lapse videos before, we don’t often get to hear about the frustrations and triumphs of creating a beautiful short film like “City Rising.” Photographer Tom Ryaboi discussed the four-month process it took to create this time-lapse at My Modern Met, and it’s far more than just setting up a camera and letting it roll.

“One thing that shooting a timelapse forces you to do is to look inside: after setting up your shot, there’s often not much you can do for hours, but sit up there and ponder. The relationship between the cold glass, steel and concrete below coupled with the often majestic clouds, sky and sun/moon never ceases to be a source of wonder. The purpose of what you’re doing becomes a frequent question in your mind.

“With City Rising I wanted to bring others up to this perspective, and from here, show them the city as they have never seen it before — where the boundary between earth and sky is unclear and the placid beauty of the city laysspread out beneath you, quietly humming along. City Rising takes the viewer straight through rush hour traffic, to the highest urban peaks and the clouds above it all, in under four minutes.”

Full story at Vimeo via My Modern Met.

A new perspective on Toronto.

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