Stop Motion Musical Tours Through a City and a School

Photographer and director Greg Jardin made this creative music video for the song “New York City” by Joey Ramone. It’s a stop-motion video that features 115 people (some of them random pedestrians yanked off the street) traveling backwards through various locations in New York City.

The video was shot using a Nikon D800 shooting stills at 8 frames per second.

Here’s a director’s commentary video with some behind the scenes information. Even though he simply talks about the random people in the video for much of it, there’s some interesting stuff on techniques used afterward:

Inspired by Jardin’s video, another photographer named Kevin C. decided to create a similar video for his high school. Kevin’s video was shot using a Canon T3 DSLR:

The video features 140 students and faculty at the Hunter College High School. A total of 1991 photographs were shot and then turned into an 8fps video.

  • Anon

    Anyone else spot Andrew WK?

  • lidocaineus

    Spotted a lot more interesting / famous people than that.

  • Gina Gayle Sowa-Pratt

    Wow, this is amazing! I’m still very ammiture at Stop Motion, but Insure hope I progress into something like this.

  • Richard

    Great. Saw Reggie Watts in there, among others.

  • Dave Kai Piper

    INSANE !! I love it

  • concernednetizen

    Guys can we get a shoutout for kevin? He’s a high school senior and this took a lot of planning–he’s hardly a professional photographer like Greg Jardin and yet he managed to make this amazing video as well.

  • ScottnLaguna

    Anthony Bordaine was in it. Trippy video. I liked it.

  • Tia

    How? How? I saw the directors cut but need more info…want to make similar…please point mean the right direction…. TIA