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Stunning Time-Lapse Video Captures Austin Perfectly

UT student's dreamy vision of the Texas capital will hypnotize you...

University of Texas student Andrew Takano has an eye for beauty.

Despite going to school for aerospace engineering, Takano recently managed to find the time to piece together a stunning reel of time-lapse footage shot around Austin, set to a hypnotic groove by Color Twin, and the result is astonishing.

Titled "Sleepwalking Austin," Takano's video shows a side of the live music capitol of the world that few non-residents ever see. It helps that the footage is also incredibly beautiful.

"I'm a night owl, so I spend a lot of time out in Austin late at night while most of the city is sleeping," Takano told Austin.com. "When a city as lively as Austin gets so quiet late at night, it has a beautiful dreamy and surreal quality at times, which is what I aimed to convey."

Mission accomplished: this amateur photographer's footage will leave you breathless. Even though he's a Dallas native (we'll forgive him), these time-lapse shots capture Austin perfectly, imbued with that dream-like quality he was going for.

"The thing that I love the most about Austin is that it still has a small town feel to it -- people are friendlier and more laid back than in any other big city I've ever lived in or visited," Takano explained. "In a town like Austin it seems far more important who people are as individuals rather than what their occupation is, or how much money they earn; I like that a lot."

Watch the video, below.

 

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Tags: Austin, music, Texas, video, nightlife, Color Twin, Sleepwaking, Andrew Takano

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