At a recent estate sale on the south side of Chicago, Jeff Altman spotted a canister of film simply labeled “Chicago” and “Print 1.” That tidbit of information was intriguing enough for Altman to drop $40 on the print.
Altman, who works in film post-production, took two weeks to inspect and fix minor issues before scanning and turning it into a digital video.
The result is this short film, a marvelous and thorough overview of 1940s Chicago, when the Wrigley and Tribune Towers were still considered modern landmarks.
This is the sound of what the World Cup sounds like when Brazil scores a goal in a Rio de Janeiro neighborhood. I love it.
Yo, Saskatoon! Â We need to start doing this.
This is the best time lapse of any city I have ever seen. Â Itâ€™s also a great visual reminder why Chicago is my favourite city in the world.
This is playing this week at The Roxy with a special (free) screening Saturday night put on by Great Places.
This could the most important thing you watch this week.
Here is the behind the scenes.Â
FI asks if this is future of airline websites. Â As you can expect, WestJet designers look at AirCanada’s website who is looking at United’s who just looked at WestJets. Â Industry sites often become less about the user and more about copying neat features from other sites. Â The same happens with city and all sorts of other websites. Â The end result is that Saskatoon’s new website will look like Edmonton, Toronto, and Chicago’s website and we go, “We’ve done a great job” because we are as cool as everyone else. Â Instead we need to be doing a process like this. Â Of course we don’t because while the end result isn’t the same, it’s not the same as Chicago, Edmonton, or WestJets.
In case you are ever wondering what it is like to be buried alive in an avalanche, this video shows you how terrifying it would be.
Think of the money we could save and we are building extra lanes on the North Commuter Bridgeâ€¦Â