Tilt-shift Toronto video

Belarusians create tilt-shift video of Toronto

Ever since seeing Sam O'Hare's "The Sandpit," a tilt-shift video about a day in the life of New York City that went viral last year, I've patiently waited for someone to give Toronto a similar treatment. Well, the wait is over — sort of. The video embedded below has some pretty cool tilt-shift scenes of Toronto (and a certain nearby waterfall), but let's just say it's not a local effort.

The work of the Belarusian band, Lyapis Trubetskoy, unless you speak Russian, the video is almost impossible to make sense of. But — you guessed it — that kinda makes it better (and, to be honest, it's already pretty good if you're into these types of things). For all the slickness of the tilt-shift scenes, the footage is at its most can't-turn-my-eyes-away when the lead singer enters the miniature world as a sort of giant. What the hell is he up to? Is he bathing in Niagara Falls? Oh, and while I'm at it, I'd also love to know what's up with the oil fields, solar wind turbines and nuclear power plant that pop up just before the halfway point.

So, calling all Russian-speaking readers. What is this song about? And is there any particular reason why Toronto figures so prominently in the video?


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