SXSW 2010 Backwards

5,404 photos and three hours of video, mostly shot on a 5D2 with a bike-mounted tripod plus a tilt-shift lens at SXSW 2010. Edited in After Effects CS5 and iMovie on a 13" Macbook. Thanks to everyone at the SF Embassy, and at SXSW in general. Quadruple rainbow thanks to @lbm, @sgoralnick, @jayzombie, and everyone that gave me tips on editing this. Also thanks to all the amazing artists who played SXSW, and specifically the eight featured in this video. They are *almost* all used for less than 10 seconds, which hopefully constitutes some kind of Girl Talk fair use. In order from the video:


1) Local Natives - Wide Eyes (Fool's Gold Remix)

2) Mayer Hawthorne - Green Eyed Love (Classixx Remix)

3) Listenlisten - Safe Home, Safe Home in Port!

4) The Ferocious Few - Porcelain Doll

5) Band of Skulls - Death by Diamonds and Pearls

6) Homeboy Sandman - Yeah But Can I Rhyme Though

7) Wallpaper - ddd

8) Marina and the Diamonds - Obsessions


  • alice tiara 5y

    I totally love this a million times. !
  • Chris Farrugia ( 5y

    Superb !!
  • Loren Baxter 5y

    Awesome stuff, girl talk would approve
  • coreythrace 5y

    what ron said.
  • Kristopher Michael 5y

    Absolutely awesome! Such a great shot! :)

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  • Wes Hodgson 5y

  • Brendan Newsom 5y

    That's some good stuff.
  • kestrin 5y

  • Jessica 5y

    I'm really glad I made that intro. This video wouldn't be the same without that sweet triple split screen. SO glad I created it for you. *whew*

  • downtempo 5y

    awesome, awesome work. congrats to everyone involved in the production!
  • Jackson Fox 5y

    Holy crap Nate, that was fantastic
  • monica 5y

    a different world is possible..
    i like this genial work
  • gregivany 5y

    pretttttty super duper
  • Peter Dybowski 5y

    great shots mate!
  • Nadine Leffler 5y

    I'm speechless.
    This is nothing like anything I've ever seen gosh wow oh my wow.
  • expressioncollege 5y

    Dig it!
  • vermaritu2892 4y

    awesome work
  • Sarah 4y

  • Jo Lynn 3y

    SO Awesome! Nice Work!
  • Caleb Tenenbaum 3y

    Amazing work, really really cool! I just took my first timelapse and posted it on flickr. I know its reallly nothing special, But I am interested in getting an intervalometer and taking some serious timelapses in the near future. I see you as a master of timelapse, and I would love for some critique on this and some advice on what I can do to improve my next timelapse. Thanks so much.
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