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Ottawa gets time-lapsed: A film that captures the city in movement


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With hyper-lapse apps and videos popping up all over social media – the latest version of the tried and true method of time-lapse photography – a beautifully shot film of Ottawa itself was created this summer which captures the movement of the city and its dwellers perfectly.

The fish-eyed film, which was shot and edited by William Quach, is only 1:11 long, but gives the impression of having spent days in the city, at various times of the day a night. You can feel the pulse of the people and the beat of the street, as cloud dance above our everyday lives.


Film: courtesy of William Quach