Detroit filmmaker Stephen McGee has put together one of the most impressive short films we've ever seen on Detroit.
Clocking in at just under 4 minutes, "Detroit: City of Design" depicts the city's architecture, people, and products in stunning detail. The film was commissioned by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center to showcase the city's design talent and aesthetic. It is set to a soundtrack of compositions by Detroit artists that was curated by Assemble Sound.
"I hope it compels more people outside of our circles to support our city," writes McGee in a Facebook message to Model D.
The montage of Detroit scenes is composed of long tracking shots, drone footage, hyper lapse shots, and detailed zooms.
"The film has many creative camera angles," writes McGee. "Hyper lapse is one creative technique. It's traveling a traditional time lapse over a variable distance, which can be by foot, car or boat -- or plane even. The fluidity of shooting across many scenes took a fair amount of planning and the payoff could only really be realized in the edit. Every camera movement was made to inspire the next to integrate with the work happening at each location."
McGee, who has been shooting footage in Detroit for the last nine years, recently announced on Facebook his intention to create a feature documentary film about the city. "I think this film will stand as a visual bookmark of our past decade," he writes.
To learn more about his upcoming documentary project, visit http://www.thedetroitfilm.com/
Watch "Detroit: City of Design" below: