• A Miniature Masterpiece

    by  • March 2, 2010 • Community Sherpa, Freelance Writing Samples, Writing

    I’m going to be bold this morning and declare this one of the coolest video’s I’ve ever seen.  It’s titled “The Sandpit” and is described as a Day in the Life of New York City in miniature.   Take a few minutes and watch this thing.  Pop it out fullscreen.  You’re going to be amazed.

    What you are seeing is not a series of tiny miniature sets.  It is New York City, captured with a digital still camera over the course of five days and two nights last August. Creator Sam O’Hare put the entire piece together from over 35,000 still images captured on a Nikon D3, and effects were applied in post-production to produce the final effect.  The music was created by Human, created for and inspired by the film.


    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.