Our latest video, ‘The Oldest Footage of Paris’, features a stunning collection of the oldest footage of various places around the great city of Paris. The unique video also includes maps and new footage showing side-by-side comparisons of the old and new.
The video has French titles, but is fairly self explanatory for non-French speakers.
* 24 vintage shots of recognizable places in Paris from 1877-1900
* Added dates and maps to show where the camera was
* Side-by-side or fade comparisons with modern footage of exactly the same spot
* The clip that is the oldest surviving footage of a known location in Paris – a historic gem from 1887.
Here it is:
Why make this film?
As far as we know, a project of this nature and factual depth has never been undertaken.
We also love the feeling of seeing the horse drawn carts, people and old buildings.
Nostalgia makes you reflect on your own life and leaves you with a sense of wonder because essentially, this is your story.
How and when was the video produced?
In June and July 2015, old footage was researched and collected from various credible sources. The original shots were then recreated by visiting sites across Paris. The footage was carefully matched up, arranged by location, dates and other facts were researched, maps and some great photos were added, and it was finished off with a classy soundtrack.
Other Work By Us
Oldest Footage of Paris is the third film in our trilogy of great cities. See the other two here:
Oldest Footage of New York City – viewed over 4 million times on Youtube.
Oldest Footage Of London – Featured on ITV News, Evening Standard, Metro
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