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It’s the third week in February, the perfect time for a visit to the beach. Film 31 takes us there.
Week 32 takes us back to the Maine woods. This time near Belfast on a hike I took last month with my friend David, who is making his third appearance in the series. I love walking in the woods but I’m not a fan of reenactments in documentaries so after looking at the footage I shot that day, this is what came to mind.
Spring is fast approaching and all across the country plants are waking up. Film 33 takes us back to Manhattan for a spring walk around the High Line with a focus on the elevated park’s numerous plantings.
Last year at this time we were all just beginning to adjust to living life in a pandemic. My wife and I were on opposite coasts and, aside from a wave across a street, I was living in a word void of people. I began collecting images during that period and week 34 shares a few of my favorites.
This week’s film was pure fun. Not at all sure how it came to be, one odd video clip combined with another led here and and then there. Next I added this ... well who really understands the path creativity follows. This is film 35.
We all have that bucket list of things we’d like to do or experience. This year, for my wife’s birthday, we checked one off of her list. Film 36 takes us up, up and away.
Film 37 has a bit of spring celebrating, mind calming buzz to it. And don’t wait for the plot twist because in my fight against our ever shrinking attention spans - it is what it is.
This year I discovered some home movie footage that my cousin had digitized and posted on YouTube. Film 38 is my edit of that footage, now 60 plus years old. I was too young to remember the day this was shot, but it did open a flood gate of memories of time spent at my grandparents house in Kentucky and the love I’ve always felt in the presence of family.
This week’s film is an exercise in one shot filmmaking. The entire 9:00 minute film is one long unedited shot. This film also marks David Stucky’s fifth appearance in the 52 films project. You can see David in weeks 2, 14, 32 and 35. In addition, you can catch him in the feature film Young Cannibals currently streaming on Showtime.
Well, we’ve passed the one year mark of living through a global pandemic. The virus is certainly not behind us but with continued precautions and vaccines in arms we’ll get there. To mark this milestone, I thought I’d take a look back at the video I shot over the course of the past 12 months plus and create an overview of my personal year with Covid19.