Sam Green is a San Francisco-based documentary filmmaker spent one-week as artist-in-residence at EMPAC working on the first stages of video post-production of his latest documentary Fog City.
Fog City is a 30-minute experimental documentary about fog in San Francisco. This might seem like an unlikely topic for a movie—for many San Franciscans, the fog that blankets the city between May and September is a nuisance, a clammy shroud that blots out the sun and robs the city of a real summer—but the fog can be a profoundly interesting visual phenomenon, and it is often breathtakingly beautiful.
The goal of Fog City is to create a portrait that is as varied and rich as the feelings stirred by the fog itself: from the sublime to the quirky to the deeply existential. At the same time, it is the hope that the film will also make people more aware of their surroundings and the complex systems of wind, air and water that surround us. Fog City is being produced in conjunction with the Exploratorium Museum and is funded by grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.