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The Oldest Footage Of Paris Known

Historical film production company Yestervid have released their latest video, 'The Oldest Footage of Paris'. It features a stunning collection of the oldest footage of various places around the great city of Paris. The unique video also includes maps and new footage showing side-by-side comparisons of the old and new.

The video features:

* 24 vintage shots of recognizable places in Paris from 1877-1900

* Added dates and maps to show where the camera was

* Amazing side-by-side or fade comparisons with modern footage of exactly the same spot

* The clip that is the oldest surviving footage of a known location in Paris - a historic gem from 1887.

The video has French titles, but is fairly self explanatory for non-French speakers. Why make this film? As far as we know, a project of this nature and factual depth has never been undertaken. We also love the feeling of seeing the horse drawn carts, people and old buildings. Nostalgia makes you reflect on your own life and leaves you with a sense of wonder because essentially, this is your story.

How and when was the video produced? In June and July 2015, old footage was researched and collected from various credible sources. The original shots were then recreated by visiting sites across Paris. The footage was carefully matched up, arranged by location, dates and other facts were researched, maps and some great photos were added, and it was finished off with a classy soundtrack.

Who is Yestervid? A film production company that specialises in the films and footage of yesteryear. We dive deep into the past to find the best human stories and amazing nostalgic gems, and then we spice them up for a new generation. Our films are enjoyed by everyone with a love of nostalgia, culture and history.

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