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The Sandpit by Sam O’Hare: Vimeo


Another great Vimeo moment here, a day in the life of New York City, in miniature. This short by aero director/ VFX artist Sam O’Hare is inspired by films like Koyaanisqatsi

Winner:
Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction 2010
Original Music:
composed by Human, co-written by Rosi Golan and Alex Wong.

Please view in HD and full screen for best effect.

SAM: It is shot on a Nikon D3 (and one shot on a D80), as a series of stills. I used my Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 and Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 lenses for all of these shots. Most were shot at 4fps in DX crop mode, which is the fastest the D3 could continuously write out to the memory card. The boats had slower frame rates, and the night shots used exposures up to two seconds each. The camera actually has an automatic cut off after 130 shots, so for longer shots I counted each click and quickly released and re-pressed the shutter release after 130 to keep shooting.

ME: That has to be a lot of stills!

SAM: I shot over 35,000.

For more of this discussion about the shoot, camera, lenses and workflow, please see here.