UT Grad Student Films Austin After Dark [Watch]

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There’s no city more beautiful than Austin at night—and here’s the proof.

Andrew Takano, BS ’07, MS ’10, created this dreamy timelapse of Austin after dark. The three-minute video—called “Sleepwalking Austin” —features popular Austin spots like the Capitol, the skyline, and even the UT Tower, and it’s racking up hits on websites like YouTube and Reddit.

The 29-year-old UT aerospace engineering grad student told KUT that he didn’t have access to specialty gear and was instead forced to rely on a tripod, steady hands, and a lot of editing. He added that the video took more than 170 hours to create.

“People have told me that’s crazy, and maybe they’re right,” Takano told KUT. “It took a bunch of planning, a lot of patience and care, and a ton of work.”


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