Well, the results are in, and all three film shorts I submitted made it into the 2012 Glovebox Film Festival. Glovebox is a couple of folks crusading to get interesting art out in front of the public, and I first showed with them when I arrived in Beantown in 2008. Another short of mine was
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Due to a new project I started last week, I realized I needed to do some tweaking on the transparencies of the 20-layer composite videos of the MBTA stations I did a while back. So I’ve re-rendered the videos and reposted them to Vimeo. Basically this just a quick notification.
Here are the “traditional” icosacomposites I shot on Friday. More of the process of shooting these can be found here. While preparing the Downtown Crossing icosacomposite I discovered that the camera was focusing on the people close to me rather than the subway trains, so this one has a more dreamy feel to it.
Here are the raw versions of the Park Street Icosacomposite Intervals. These are simple composited in time, with no adjustment for camera drift or alignment.
Yesterday I went down to the Boston Public Library to talk with the print curator about my installation for the Rethink Ink exhibition for Mixit Studio’s 25th anniversary. While I was downtown I decided it was a good idea to continue doing icosacomposites on the MBTA Red Line. I got a good location and was
Continuing south, we emerge into the light of day on the platform of the Charles-MGH subway station. I tried to get as much of the platform activity as possible while including a decent amount of the tracks on the Longfellow Bridge.
As luck would have it, I was able to get to Kendall-MIT yesterday morning and shoot a full 50 minutes of footage. Here’s the new composite: Funny thing—when you layer time-based media, there’s always a small but non-zero chance that periodic events will synch up in the composition. This is the case here: in some
This morning I got up early so I could catch rush hour at the next station south on the Red Line. It was cold and windy so I drove to Davis Sq to catch the subway, only to find that you can’t feed the meters until 8, which means I would probably come back to
Continuing on my Red Line subway composite series, here we have the Central Square Station in Cambridge: This one is pretty self-explanatory. Not much else to mention.
And here’s the Alewife footage I shot Thursday along with the Harvard stuff. This station is one of the terminal stations for the Red Line, so both sets of tracks go the same direction. However, the Red Line splits after the JFK station, one side going to Braintree and the other going to Ashmont, so