Boston Layer – Lapse

Transform your Ideas of Time with this Short Film of an Active Cityscape

One layer-lapse at a time, Boston based filmmaker Julian Tryba has created this breathtaking film, shot over 100 hours, and consisting of 150,000 photos. As well as being visually captivating, the video is also a meditation on concepts of time, and the visual time dilation effect known as layer-lapse.

‘I want to make people question the linearity of time,’ Julian explained to us. As a full time engineer and student, he stays late most days earning his masters degree, and most of his free time goes into his passion: time-lapse.

We asked him more about his inspiration and passion:

The Plus: You taught yourself everything you know about photography, what would you say is the most important thing you’ve learnt?
Julian Tryba:
That doubt is a creative inhibitor and to be aware of it and learn to work through it.

TP: Are you working on more of these kinds of videos?
I have a regular time lapse video I have been working on that is almost done, then I’m also going to start working on editing footage from TommorrowWorld 2014.

TP: What inspired you to create this video?
This was a personal project, relating to how I visualize music. I wanted to see if I could make a video to share my experience.