This clip was my submission for an assignment that asked students to make a one minute, silent video clip focusing on the movement of the human body.
The footage was shot by my Nokia Lumia 920 from the perspective of my right hand during part of my morning commute. The footage was intentionally not stabilized in order to display every slight movement my hand physically made, while at the same time capturing the physical movements of Toronto's daily commuters.
Conceptually, the point of view and frame-rate were chosen to provide a slightly shifted perspective on an otherwise familiar trek all while highlighting the fast-paced and hectic nature of a bustling metropolitan world.
The purpose of the change in pace part-way through the video draws the viewer's attention to the brief moments of relaxation we often take for granted during our daily travels. Something as simple as a coffee break can often flash by in the blink of an eye and seem to us as just another stop we make on our way to our eventual destinations. Despite seeming like time slows, the pace never truly reaches a real-time speed. This serves to provide a subtle commentary on the nature of our destination-oriented society and how even during those periods of brief relaxation, time is always passing and should not be taken for granted.