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Watch Boston go back in time, and then forward again

Boston In Flux - Watching a city transform over time

Local filmmakers Richard Hawke and Paul Villanova created this 3 1/2-minute video of Boston in Flux to show Boston changing over the decades.

We wanted the film to be more than simply a photographic effect," says Villanova. "We wanted to visually demonstrate the paradox of Boston - how it is constantly changing, and yet, in many ways looks the same as it did 100 years ago. There is a tension we wanted to capture."

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Then and now: Some Boston scenes.

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Really fun watch. Obviously a labor of love, and speaking of, it must have taken some effort to match up the angles, add projector gate shake, and crop in some of those 100 year old people to present day. Love that touch, and the mood and theme of it.

Nice work Richard and Paul!

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Thanks for posting that Adam. That was worth a few minutes of my life. I'm very impressed with how that was done. Kudos to the filmmakers.

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Great work.

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Very cool!

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Love how it fades into Aphex Twin .

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Beautiful!

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