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

By Andrew Liszewski on at

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]