The gathering of thousands of tourists and New Yorkers for the New Year's Eve Ball Drop in Times Square was captured in this amazing time-lapse video. Highlighting the 288 new Waterford triangle crystals signifying "The Gift of Fortitude" representing the inner attributes of resolve, courage, and spirit necessary to triumph over adversity. Production Notes: This New Year's Eve production was a follow-up to last year’s NYE Times Square video, which produced 18,000 still frames, from two hotel rooftop locations. This year we returned to DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square location and added 2 new hotel rooftop locations both on 42nd Street facing the ball from the back side on 2 different avenues east and west.
The two new rooftop locations made accessible to us thankfully by (Hilton Times Square & HGI New York Times Square Central) rounded out this video with a perfect view of the NYE Ball Drop from all 3 corners. This 2015 video was produced using over 36,000 still photo frames, more than twice the year before. The goal this year leading up to the countdown was to capture more of the crowd on the streets gathering and to capture the beautiful essence of the NYC skyline as it faded into the last sunset of 2014