"Indications 5x5" is composed of five shots at five seconds each of indicators that are a part of my everyday life. Indicator instruments seem to be evolving which begs the question, is instrumentation a technology driven industry or does instrumentation drive technology, or both?
Every new car has some new way to look at speed, rpm's, fuel, etc. Electronic kiosks have replaced parking attendants. Smart cards have replaced subway tokens, and the gates are more electronic than mechanical.
Urban pedestrian walkways now display how much time you have left to make it across the street. But some things like the 1949 elevator in my office building still use relays, incandescent lights, and push buttons. I suppose that when we learn how to "beam me up" then elevators will meet obsolescence.
Sometimes I need to drop everything and try something new. This is one of those times. I like to participate in the Vimeo Weekend Project Group projects but in this case I uncharacteristically waited until the last minute as I shot it and edited on the very morning of the deadline. Talk about a rush, borrowed a machine since I am away from my studio, and needed to learn a new editor.
I apologize for the sloppy camera work however this was a wonderful opportunity to learn how to use the free video editor that comes with Windows 7, the Windows Live Movie Maker.
Submission for the Vimeo Weekend Project Group's "The Way Things Are" project due on Tuesday, January 10th at 11:59 PM (EST).
Camera: Nikon Coolpix S9100
Editing Suite: Windows Live Movie Maker
Camera and editing by Phil Loarie