I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO NEW YORK. The images I have in my mind are shaped from movies, novels, second hand accounts, histories, magazine ads and travel videos.
New York is a city that is more than a city. Like the truly great cities of the world, it transcends itself to become an idea, a historical and psychic reference point. Maybe that is why I almost feel like I have been there.
This is the kind of travel video that I am most stoked on right now; street-level, beat driven and so well edited that the 3 minutes of video is over before I know it. Videos that don’t try to prove that something extraordinary is happening, but show you the ordinary in an extraordinary way.
A phat beat can make almost travel video better, faster, stronger. There are times for violins, sure, but good music can make a decent piece of footage better and provide a backbone to support the whole video experience.
Video by Tim Hahne