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ChicagoGenie’s Best Videos of 2015

By Urbanmatter Chicago @UMatterChicago
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There are a lot, and we mean A LOT of different Chicago videos out there. It’s unsurprisingly really, given the size of the big city and all. Still, it can be difficult to pick and choose the bad from the good without actually sitting down and going through all of them.

Here at the Genie, we have no lives, so that’s exactly what we did.

Keep in mind that some of these weren’t actually created in 2015, that’s just when we posted them. Here are ChicagoGenie’s best videos of 2015.


Stunning Timelapse Video of Chicago at Night

Yes, the name is pretty self-explanatory, but we’ll give you an overview anyway. Max Wilson, one of the best timelapse photographers around, put this video together over a period of two years. Needless to say, it’s worth a watch.

Chicago Stuntman

This Crazy Chicago Stuntman Will Leave You Breathless

Really though, if you have a fear of heights, you might want to just scroll down. If you’re feeling up to it, watch professional stuntman Ethan Swanson take on a daring hang from a crane overlooking a busy Chicago intersection. At one point he even lets go entirely, hanging only from the hand of his mysterious companion.

Drone Video of Chicago

Chicago: A Bird’s Eye View VII – Summer in the City

Chicago is arguably at its best during the summer months, and this drone video captures that perfectly. This is one of those videos that makes you daydream of the warmer days while you stare blankly outside at the frozen tundra of Chicago.

Chicago Epic

Chicago Epic

It doesn’t get more official than Choose Chicago, the city’s official tourism branch. This unbelievable ad captures just about everything that makes Chicago, Chicago. You might even catch a little bit of a Windy City accent at the end.

Chicago Photos

Chicago – Wonder City

When many of us were 18, we were too worried about the opposite sex, that upcoming chem test, and what we were going to wear tomorrow. Marcel Lesch is just a bit different than us, which he’s shown by doing things like capturing 9,000 photos of Chicago in just 36 hours. You know, normal teen stuff.

The Outbound Life Christmas in Chicago

Christmas in Chicago

Our friends at The Outbound Life blessed us with this one just a few weeks ago, and even though it’s still fresh in our minds, we’re pretty sure the magic isn’t fading away anytime soon. Simply put, we’re already asking for more. Maybe Santa will gift it to us next year? (hint, hint, guys).


Homesick for Chicago

By far the most popular video that we’ve hosted on our site, Homesick for Chicago isn’t just your usual drone video. It’s heart-wrenching, emotionally driven, tear-jerking stuff. Grab a box of Kleenex. You’re gonna need it.

Stay tuned for the rest of our upcoming series, as we’ll be giving you ChicagoGenie’s best food, events, shows, and rankings over the first week of January.

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