Videos that inspire me

Apparently the first feature film to be shot entirely through the point of view of security camera footage, LOOK is not actual reality, but meant to show just how pervasive surveillance has become in our society. According to the official web site:

The Post 9/11 world has forever changed the notion of privacy. There are now approximately 30 million surveillance cameras in the United States generating more than 4 billion hours of footage every week. And the numbers are growing. The average American is now captured over 200 times a day, in department stores, gas stations, changing rooms, even public bathrooms. No one is spared from the relentless, unblinking eye of the cameras that are hidden in every nook and cranny of day-to-day life.

Shot entirely from the point of view of the security cameras. Adam Rifkin’s LOOK follows several interweaving, storylines over the course of a random week in a random city. LOOK is a film about the things that people do when they don’t know they’re being watched.

Motodrom is a short film that Dai Sugano showed this past Saturday at the SFBAPPA workshop. This piece will definitely help me out when I am out in the field doing video for newspapers, especially when gathering sound.


We were lucky enough to see Lauren Greenfield’s latest work, Kids + Money, at the VII workshop in Pasadena. The link above is to the shorter version she did for The New York Times Magazine. It documents the views of eight teens from very different socioeconomic backgrounds on the topic of money.

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