It’s now the last day of March and I have been back from my trip for about 2 weeks. I’m not sure where the time went, or what I did with it, but needless to say, I haven’t made much progress on editing. I took a lot of footage from the road and at our various stops, and I really don’t want to rush putting together a final video. So, I have decided to switch the road trip video deadline to the end of April.
However, I would feel guilty if I didn’t post something for this month. While on the road (somewhere in North Carolina), I attempted my first timelapse video. I’m pretty happy with the results (minus the dead bug on the windshield that can be seen throughout). This led me to try a few more timelapses and I’ve compiled them into the clip below.
Over the next month I’ll update with more stories, photos and clips from the road. In the meantime, let me know what you think of the timelapses above. Feel free to leave suggestions and tips.
Without further ado (and only 2 weeks late), I present January’s film, Braciole:
Enjoy! I’ll be back tomorrow with information on February’s film.
Here it is! The second video for December, Breuckelen.
If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to read my last post about the ideas behind it.
My second video of the month is called Breuckelen. It’s an ode to the early genre of films known as city symphonies. It uses a short film called Manhatta (1921) as its inspiration, but moves the setting to modern day Brooklyn. Here’s the original:
Here is the final version of my first film for December, Drift:
As I mentioned in my last post, this video is based on the Situationist idea of the derive, drifting through the city, and a psychogeographic mapping of Manhattan. Enjoy!
As I mentioned before Thanksgiving, I’ll be making two videos for December. In this post, I’ll give you an early look at the first of those videos, “Drift.” I shot most of the film on Saturday and will spend the next week editing it together. Above is a short clip to give you a taste of what it will look like. “Drift” follows a young woman (in this case, my girlfriend Leslie) as she wanders through Manhattan. It is based on the ideas of the Situationist International movement (more on that below). If you can’t tell by the clip, the film takes her through the Lower East Side, Times Square and Central Park.