This video documents a walk I took in St. Augustine, Florida. It was made for a drawing class concerned with walking and how we experience the world differently on foot than by vehicle. It's a slow method of transportation and takes patience, but rewards curiosity. When I started the walk I didn't really have an idea of what I was doing or if the video would even turn out well, but I experimented and saw some interesting people.
If you like people watching (or pigeons for that matter), I think you'll like the snapshots of public life downtown. I've lived here for four years and I think it's pretty representative of St. Augustine (this part of it at least).
The process for making this video started with me holding the camera while I walked to where there were more people. Once in a more populated area, I watched other people walking. Before this assignment, I never noticed how differently people walk. I found it rather informative. It was strange being in the crowd, but not of it. I mentally made myself invisible even though physically I knew people could see me. Sometimes it was pretty obvious I was filming certain people, but no one seemed to mind or do or say anything about it. Other times, I sat on the ground like the homeless do and became part of the wall. Towards the end, I walked with the camera again and brought the video full circle. It was a nice little adventure that lasted about 2 1/2 hours.
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