illusion, a Short Film That Presents New York City as a Giant Fake Film Set

French filmmakers Claire & Max recently created this unique short film which imagines the entirety of New York City as a gigantic film set made up of fake building facades and props.

New York City. A switch noise and day appears instantly. This New-York is different: it’s a huge movie set with only facades without depth. Here, all people have a strange characteristic: a confusing and mesmerizing one… But what are we really?

Check out Claire & Max’s technical writeup on how they achieved the look and feel of this film.

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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