Colour-Coded Autos: Time-Collapse Film Reorders Rush Hour



Color-Coded Cars: Time-Collapse Film Reorders Rush Hour

Report by Urbanist, filed beneath Photography & Video in the Art class.


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There is no laptop-created imagery behind this surreal-seeming scenography, but rather a skillful remixing of actuality to kind actual automobiles by shade.

Artist and filmmaker Cy Kuckenbaker explains that his “aim is to reveal the shade palette and color preferences of contemporary San Diego drivers in addition to visitors patterns and volumes. There are no CG components, these are all genuine autos that have been eliminated from one sample and reorganized.”


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Positive enough, the dominant colours are really exposed to be anything at all but colorful – autos are largely white, gray or black, with some reds and blues then quite couple of oranges or yellows. The 2 lanes beneath and the overpass ahead are integrated into the artificial choreography.


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Shot in San Diego and reorganized in post-production, the seamless transitions in this film serve to make the piece simultaneously much more practical and implausible. Just picture your reaction  if you saw something like this truly unfolding on the highway ahead of you.

In a similar prior venture, Kuckenbaker captured a series of landings at the San Deigo airport and then overlaid the final results of hours of filming. The sky was properly green-screened so that the planes could be overlapped in front of a seemingly-consistent background.