Watch this incredible color footage of London in 1927. Filmed by Claude Frisse-Greene, a British filmmaker who was the son of inventor and cinematography pioneer William Friese-Greene, it showcases the cars, buses, boats, parks, monuments, signage, rhythms, style, and the sea of hats that made the London streets during the ’20s.
More 1920s vids in the archives.
A brief visit to the Brooklyn Bridge and all of the usual cars, taxis helicopters, boats, bikers and pedestrians that you’d find walking along such a monument in NYC.
This kind of footage reminds me a lot of the old Sesame Street shorts that would feature life in New York City. Slower edits, lingering on scenes, little narration… just visiting and observing the way we live.
The Bearable Lightness of Packing: this ad-spirational animation for Diane von Furstenberg, by freelance motion designer Luis Aguirre, makes me want to pack up and travel somewhere immediately! The co-collector liked all of the planes and spotting monuments that he recognized. Great stuff.
Dubstep on the Great Wall of China: Dancer NONSTOP (aka Marquese Scott) is popping, waving, isolating, dreaming and dubsteppin’ to Russian Lullaby by Butch Clancy. High marks from the co-curator = watching it three times in a row + a good amount of dancing and spinning.
Landscapes: Volume Two — the second of three, with notes here — features stunning images of Arizona and Utah, including time lapse skies filled with stars.