Finding Portland

A hot tip landed in my inbox yesterday, from a Portuguese expat living in Portland: the folks at Uncage the Soul, who produced that gorgeous “Finding Oregon” film, have done it again. This time they’ve showcased Portland, Oregon’s largest city, using “308,829 photographs taken from over 50 unique locations.” (And they say each second of the film took an average of 3.8 hours to produce. Wow.) The result was unveiled last weekend at TEDx Portland, and posted to Vimeo just yesterday.

My friend in Portland notes that:

Around 1:18 there’s a shot of some bikes on top of a car…and they’re sitting on a bike-rack that we lent [the producers]. It’s OUR bike-rack! Obviously a most important part of this film.

Check out the film (and the bike rack) in HD and full screen, if you can. It’s a delight for anyone who has ever visited Stumptown.

About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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5 Responses to Finding Portland

  1. xenatuba says:

    Most excellent. I stand in awe of the photography…

  2. Lisa Shaw says:

    For a little over 3 minutes there, I actually felt the pull of home — grey skies, rain-spotted camera lenses and all. Haven’t felt that in quite awhile! The native salmon deep within me has apparently stirred to life …

  3. Power Wench says:

    Loved the inclusion of Voodoo Doughnuts and Powell’s Bookstore!

  4. Ana_ñ says:

    What a good idea two posts about Oregon in a row!

    This perfectly done video, as all time-lapses, convey a feeling of speed: cars and people in a hurry – very adequate for a big city. I had to find out why you said Stumptown and, thanks to wikipedia (,_Oregon), I could see that the video depicts other nicknames of this beautiful city, for instance, Beervana or Bridgetown; but fortunately not that of Razorblade City. Although I didn’t see roses, it doesn’t surprise me what I read the other day, that is, that it has been picked by a magazine as the top green city in US!

    In contrast with this speed is the slow pace to discover the wanders of geological time. I loved the static pictures of the photogeology tour.

    • oregon expat says:

      Good lord, I had no idea that there is actually a Wikipedia page on Portland nicknames!

      I also hadn’t noticed the juxtaposition of slow/static with fast/time lapse in the two posts…well noted, Ana_ñ.

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