Antique Photos Were Used to Make This Realistic Footage That Looks 85 Years Old

Instead of rebuilding cities like New York, Boston, Detroit, and Washington, D.C. 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 CG 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.

[Vimeo via Petapixel]


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That is cool, but old newsreel footage has taught me that people moved really fast and jerky in the old days.