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Film student makes timelapse love letter to the TTC

Russell Wellner thinks the TTC gets a bad rap and he hopes the timelapse video he produced over the last six months will help remind people what they love about Toronto's transit system.

The 15-year-old film student at Rosedale Heights School of the Arts spent part of the summer and the Christmas season filming a gorgeous love letter to the TTC on his Canon T3i DSLR camera. He says he was inspired to make it after hearing people criticize the network.

"The TTC doesn't really get the recognition it deserves," he says. "Everybody rags on the TTC all the time for delays that are mostly out of the TTC's control. I believe that 90 per cent of the time it's going to be there for you."

Wellner's one-minute film features shots of Rosedale, St. George, Bloor-Yonge, and a quick front-seat burst along the Bloor-Danforth line from Christie to Castle Frank. The effects, he says were, added to the raw video in just a few hours.

When he finishes school, Wellner homes to keep making films. But for the meantime, it's all about having fun. "Skiing season is coming up so I think I might be doing one or two skiing films with my friends," he says. "In terms of other things with the TTC, I would love to do another TTC film, but I'm not really there yet."

Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.


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