New York is Empty: Art Imitates Life

Talk about strange tim­ing. On Tues­day, direc­tor Ross Ching released the third video in his “Emp­ty Amer­i­ca” series, and it shows New York City wiped clean of tourists and traf­fic. If you did­n’t know any bet­ter, you’d think that the video sim­ply cap­tured the city as it pre­pared for the arrival of Hur­ri­cane Sandy. (See images of desert­ed NYC here, here and here.) But, this video is all arti­fice, not real­i­ty, and it comes on the heels of two sis­ter videos show­ing San Fran­cis­co and Seat­tle as bar­ren as can be.

San Fran­cis­co


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  • Cyril says:

    “To him that watch­es, every­thing is reveal”

  • Lindy says:

    Thank you so much for the expla­na­tion video. Now I can sleep at night with­out won­der­ing how it was done. I noticed the sig­nal lights chang­ing very quick­ly and had sus­pi­cions but I had no idea how much work you had to do for such a smooth effect. Super job… very impres­sive. I will **NOT** be try­ing this for my town — LOL. Best wish­es and thanks again, Lindy

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