Inspired by film-making that documents “the strangeness and beauty of the ordinary—of everyday lives.” The assignment was to capture what you do for fun through a collection of shots, that will amount to a short film. Keeping in mind that the video should communicate the essence of something I like to do for fun. When I hear the prompt I completely forgot all the things I do for fun, so instead I started brainstorming of my day to day schedule. My schedule involves working two jobs and going to school, therefore the most obvious solution was to capture things I see while n the train.
While brainstorming I realize of only a few things I see which is homeless people, people waiting for the train, musician & artist, plus we can’t forget about showtime. So for the sketches below I drew some videos that were needed for my video unfortunately, I wasn’t able to capture showtime but did capture some amazing artist at different station.
Watch my final video by clicking on the link above. Although the prompt was to communicate the essence of something I like to do for fun, I made the choose of capturing the reason why New York is the city of possibility and what I like to watch while changing trains between stations. I was able to capture amazing artist, through the video I wanted to create the feeling of a memory, and to depict how great New York is from the moment the train arrives. I tried to capture the idea that at any age or any talent you have, New York is the city to show it too. I hope you enjoy and don’t forget New York is concrete jungle where dreams are made of.