NYC Skyline


Project Background 

I visited New York City for the first time in 2015 and I was mesmerized by the skyline, the city was unlike anything I had imagined. At the time, I had just left my engineering role at GE Aviation to pursue my dream job as a time-lapse specialist.  After a day of exploring New York, I decided Manhattan would be the subject of my next film. I remember looking up at the massive skyscrapers and wondering how the heck I could get to the top. How could I convince buildings to give me access to their rooftops?

A few months pass, I’m home in Boston when I get a call from Casey, founder of 929 Media. Casey had been specializing in NYC real estate video production, and he was wondering if I’d be interested in coming on a commercial shoot for a penthouse the following week. The production went seamlessly and this opened the door for filming in exclusive locations across the city. Collaborating with Casey to film real estate worked out perfectly; suffice it to say that this film would not be the same without the access we got from our clients over the last few years. If you are interested in seeing some of the commercial projects that helped make this film possible, be sure to check out the links below, or head over to

Special thanks to Kessler Crane, every motion controlled shot was filmed on their Second Shooter and CineDrive systems:

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Behind the Scenes


Trips to New York


Pictures Taken


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Miles Driven


Hours of Filming

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