Timelapse: New Year’s Eve In New York City (2014)

Celebrating New Year’s Eve at Times Square in New York City is on many a bucket list. It is one of the largest celebrations of its type–an estimated 1,000,000 people attend the event in person with another 1,000,000,000 (yes, that’s right, one billion) people tuning in worldwide via TV and Internet. The following timelapse video takes viewers right to the heart of the action:

Filmed over the course of 12 hours from the rooftops of two different hotels, the crew used a wide assortment of gear to capture the stunning footage. Here is a sampling of what was inside their camera bags:

  • Three Canon 5d Mark III’s
  • Three Canon 7D’s
  • Two Canon 60D’s
  • Canon T3i and a T4i
  • Two Canon 24-70mm II’s
  • Two 16-35mm II’s
  • Two 70-200mm II’s
  • 24mm Tilt Shift II
  • Dynamic Perception Stage Zero
  • Emotimo TB3 Black
  • Manfrotto 536, 528XB,  535, and 546B 190cx3 tripods
  • Kessler Kwik Release Plates
  •  Hercules 2.0 Head

Can you imagine carrying all that gear around New York City on the most bustling day of the year? It goes to show how much blood, sweat, and tears actually go into making a two and half minute video clip.

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Produced by The Timelapse Group, the video was made by compiling over 18,000 still photographs to give the appearance of moving video.

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