Manhattan Opening Scene

This is my humble tribute to one of my favorite film directors. This short movie was inspired by the famous opening of Woody Allen’s movie ‘Manhattan’ (1979). Filmed with a Canon 5D Mark II, still video frames rendered in black & white at 24 frames per second (except the opening south Manhattan shot which was accelerated 3000% faster), added the two black bars to give the cinemascope look and finally added the original soundtrack with woody’s voice.

The location at 00:35 of this footage is actually where Isaac (Woody Allen) encounter Jill (Meryl Streep) in the movie (6th Av/50 Str) in front of the Radio City Hall.

During our visit in NYC, the Brooklyn bridge was under repair and the World Trade Center 1 was still under construction as seen in the footage.