Travel back in time for a glimpse at how things were more than 85 years ago
Travel back in time with a little steampunk time machine. The main part of this video was made with camera projections based on photos.
Instead of rebuilding cities like New York, Boston, Detroit and Washington DC like a CG dinosaur, Alexey Zakharov used a technique where he sliced up antique photos and then carefully animated the various elements, like people, cars and buildings, to give the appearance of actual moving footage.
There’s still a dash of CGI here and there to recreate elements like smoke, water and weather, but the majority of this convincing faux footage started out as flat two-dimensional photographs.