This Diptych Timelapse Points Out Some Similarities Between Paris and NYC

Freelance filmmaker Franck Matellini recently created a clever time-lapse that shows the similarities that defy the 3,363 miles separating Paris and New York City. Using diptych video and brilliant editing, Matellini ties the two towns together using the objects and architecture that define both destinations.

The film was sponsored by the French airline OpenSkies, as the little ad at the end nods to. But, ad or no, the intriguing comparison between the cultures, architecture, cuisines and more make for a very interesting two minutes.

Below are a few stills that show Matellini’s clever framing and editing at work:

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Check out the final video at the top, and if you’d like to keep up with Matellini and his future work, check out his profile on Vimeo.

(via SLR Lounge)