Cincinnati time lapse video included in Vimeo’s global ‘Cities in Minutes’ project

Last year Vimeo organized a global project entitled Cities in Minutes. The project was intended to showcase individual cities through time lapse photography. In Cincinnati, Michael Weston and Joel Beeby put together a one minute, fourteen second video that he submitted as part of the global project that now features 69 entries from around the world.

The Cincinnati time lapse video starts over the majestic Ohio River on the popular Purple People Bridge and showcases a dramatic skyline view. From there the video moves to Fountain Square and downtown Cincinnati, then to Mt. Adams for a view of the “Big Mac” Bridge, and eventually out to Mariemont.

Weston and Beeby shot the video in summer 2010, and significant construction progress of the Great American Tower at Queen City Square is visible along with a festive atmosphere on Fountain Square.

  • paul

    *Yawn* With the exception of the Big Mac bridge sequence, this is close to the most boring thing I have seen in a long time. I wouldn’t embarrass myself by showing that to anyone, if I was trying to promote the city! Oh well, opinions…

  • How would you recommend I make such a video more entertaining?

  • Jared

    I think the lyrics are appropriate for paul

  • @Jared Haha, indeed, indeed!

  • Dexter M

    Maybe capturing the images of Cincinnati that make it unique and historic. Ie: OTR/West End/Clifton/Price Hill/Mt. Airy. Focusing on downtown would have been fine if Fountain Square was not featured. Maybe, instead, the library/Court St Area. Grasping the idea of historic architecture and diversity in Cincinnati. You focused on areas where one demographic generally comes to. The Music Hall, Union Terminal, Findlay Market, and the top of Mt. Adams-focusing on the view from the top and/or Eden Park. There is a lot Cincinnati has to offer and I have no idea why you think you captured it. It was not a bad job at video work but if you look at your video and ask yourself ‘does this video make me want to visit/live in Cincinnati?’ my answer would be no. I’ll put it this way, I had a friend visit me and while I was driving around he said “this view makes me want to live here, yeah, I could live here” and this was when we were driving past the intersection of McMillan and Gilbert Ave. Point is, capturing culture and the city’s unique characteristics can be difficult but be patient and not only look, but feel what’s around you.

  • chadshack

    @Dexter M – While I completely agree with “Maybe capturing the images of Cincinnati that make it unique and historic. Ie: OTR/West End/Clifton/Price Hill/Mt. Airy”

    I do not understand this statement “Focusing on downtown would have been fine if Fountain Square was not featured”

    This statement is almost seems to contradict the first, considering how Iconic Fountain Square and the Tyler Davidson Fountain is, do you not agree?

    Not sure what is on the corner of McMillan and Gilbert that you think would be a better focus. Your friend must really like the area over there, that’s rad, but as a video producer myself, It would not be my first choice to set up a timelapse.