Skip to Content
CityRealty Logo
Capture from Capture from
In December 2017, LA-based cinematographer Phil Holland teamed up with Gotham Film Works to shoot a series of New York City flyovers. The incredible high-resolution video was captured in 12K by cinematographer Phil Holland using three RED Monstro 8K VistaVision cameras mounted to a copter. The footage from each camera was then stitched together to create the spectacular 12K panorama that supposedly has 48.5 times the resolution of 1080p and the equivalent of 100 megapixels per frame. For you tech-heads and professional photographers, more detail about the process and equipment can be found here. Be sure to watch this one in full-screen, folks.

In this article:

ARO, 242 West 53rd Street
ARO, 242 West 53rd Street Midtown West
To summarize the views: after a few sweeps over Chelsea and around the Financial District, the film culminates in a long pan south down Seventh Avenue. Here, the soundtrack, crispness of the film, coupled with the breadth of Midtown's density lead to a spine-tingling effect.

The pan starts above Central Park South between Exell’s two “Billionaires’ Row” towers, One57 and Central Park Tower. Moving down Seventh, notable structures include Carnegie Hall, the London NYC hotel, the Sheraton Times Square Hotel, the nearly finished rental Aro, AXA Equitable Center, Barclays Capital Headquarters, the Times Square Edition , the Bertelsmann Building, the Marriott Marquis, the Paramount Building and finally, the Times Square Ball-holding One Times Square and its surrounding hi-tech towers built at the turn of the millennium.
New Developments Editor Ondel Hylton Ondel is a lifelong New Yorker and comprehensive assessor of the city's dynamic urban landscape.