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Video featuring city of Louisville quickly going viral

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A new video starring the city of Louisville is getting a lot of attention on the Internet.

The video features Louisville landmarks, such as the YUM Center, in a way you've never seen them before.

Eric Stemen looks like your average weekend photographer. But his latest creation is anything but average.

"You spend all this time working on a project basically in isolation. And it's like, maybe something good will come out of this. Maybe not," said Stemen.

In this case, there's no maybe about it. But you can judge for yourself.

It's called "Louisville in Motion. A time lapse tour of Louisville."

It took Stemen some 300 hours over the course of more than a year to shoot and edit. He was inspired by riding his bike around the city.

"Buildings are constantly revealing themselves and hiding behind other buildings. So, it's just a lot of riding your bike around Louisville and seeing what looks cool," he explained.

And there's a lot that's cool. More than 100 Louisville Landmarks are squeezed into four-and-a-half minutes.

It was all shot with a simple camera most anyone can buy, combined with a specialized computer editing program, and a lot of patience.

"Because you have to sit with the camera the entire time you're doing this. Some of the sunrise to sunset shots take upwards of four hours to do," said Stemen.

The video was posted publicly just last Wednesday, and it's already been viewed more than 50,000 times.

"The reaction's crazy. I didn't expect this video to take off like this at all," he said. 

Stemen works as a professional video producer, but he did "Louisville in Motion" on his own time. And hasn't made a penny.

"It's really cool to see people enjoying all this hard work you put into something," he said.

To see the entire "Louisville in Motion" video, click on the video player above.

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