Those of you who follow me on facebook know I have been working on a convergent film project. Now convergence is a word I throw out pretty often. By it I mean a place where the film and still photography worlds merge. This film is a perfect example. Not only is it made up entirely of still images -I'll get to that in a second- but it is really a landscape photo essay except the pictures move in a surprising way. Our concept was to take 24 hours on the campus of The University of the South and distill it to one 3 minute ideal day. Beside vimeo the film resides here where you can download still as screen savers.
There is nothing new about time lapse technique, people have been under cranking since film began. The big change is in delivery. Even 5 years ago it would have been hard to get this film distributed but now with sites like vimeo, youtube and facebook distribution is practically free and entirely governed by the film's popularity. How popular will it be? Only time will tell.