I’m always jotting down ideas in my analog sketchbooks, but now I’m converting to digital. It’s not a replacement–nothing compares–but I don’t know how to put a video onto paper so I’ve started a digital sketchbook to keep my ideas together. That’s my intention anyway. Who knows where it will go from here. I think it has potential.
I finished this video at exactly 5 p.m. on Monday, the day it was due. I sure do love a good deadline. I actually have no idea if it’s done. It feels a lot like a start rather than a finish, but I’m moving on. See ya, Broad Street.
The video came about because I used to work in an office down on Broad Street. I spent a lot of time on long conference calls, so to keep my mind stimulated I kept my video camera close by so I could film out the window when the light was just right. The repetitive combination of suits, tourists, cops and bomb-sniffing dogs always made it seem like something shady was afoot.
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I made this video last month and I’m not sure what to do with it, so I’ve let it sit for a while, focusing on the stills. I’ve been playing around with sound lately, and I think it’s funny how video that I shot out the window of my old office building can seem so dramatic just because of the sound, not a story. I guess it’s about the narrative of repetition rather than the narrative of a story. Sound is amazing, I need a collaborator who actually knows something about it—please help!
Laura Manney | Broad Street – in progress, rough cut| 2011 | 5:16
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