Alexandr Kravtsov has put together what may be on my top 3 list for best timelapses. This kind of video work isn't exactly uncommon either so that placement is saying quite a bit. What's even more impressive is what Alexandr went through to make this piece. In his words it took "a broken camera, lost flash drive, near 100 subway rides, 24 000 photos, endless hours of post production and rendering and 480 gigabytes of material." That's insane! Well, I think it is. To be fair I have never made a timelapse so I don't know where that falls in the range of extremes for file sizes. Despite whatever the answer is to that, his hard work certainly paid off. Once I saw the first long track move I was sold, and each of those was done completely by hand with a stabilized tripod and a ball head. I realize that many of you might tell me that it's a pretty basic setup and I hope it is. I really want to see more that are done this way. All said, the video is beautiful and the music works surprisingly well.
Although I admit, at one point I did kindof expect Blade to leap from a building...or for some epic live action Mortal Kombat match to break out.