Update: Brant Ozanich has nominated this video by his relative, Dylan Ozanich, in our “best of San Francisco” contest. “Here’s what I think is a pretty good take on a early 20-something’s life in a SF,” he writes. “Not quite as detailed as the other video, but there sure is ‘grittier’ parts than just the touristic spots”:
Original Post: Sail boats slide under the Golden Gate. A cable car turns. A flower blooms in front of City Hall. In a new video, Jeremy Williams offers this valentine to the City of San Francisco. “I captured 30,000 photos over ten months of everything I love about San Francisco,” he wrote in his YouTube caption. “The end result required 750 hours of rendering to generate 62 tilt shift timelapse sequences.”
Right away some users on the social media site Reddit raised their eyebrows. “The best parts of SF are not near downtown,” wrote a user called someone-do-something.
It’s true that the zanier and grittier parts of the city aren’t featured here. Williams apparently isn’t a fan of celebrations like Critical Mass, for example.
Still, 91 percent of Reddit users gave the video thumbs up.
For the sake of competition, here’s a wider ranging “Best of San Francisco” post-card slideshow:
So what’s your opinion? Has anyone come closer to capturing this town in a web video? Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.