Paris VideoPlan
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Michael Naimark

Paris VideoPlan ,
Co-workers & Funding
Associate Producer: Martine Vigouroux

Consulting Collaborator: Bob Mohl

Performer: Blanca del Barrio

Produced by the RATP (Paris Metro).
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Paris VideoPlan was commissioned by the RATP (Paris Metro) to map the Madeleine district of Paris from the point-of-view of walking down the sidewalk. It was filmed with a stop-frame 35mm camera mounted on an electric cart, filming one frame every 2 meters. An encoder was attached to one of the cart's axles. Rather than filming all the turn possibilities at each intersection, a mime was employed to stand in each intersection and simply point in the possible turn directions. The idea was to substitute the perceptual continuity of actual match-cuts with cinematic continuity. The playback system was built in a kiosk and exhibited in the Madeleine Metro Station
  • subjects
    • Media and Communication
      • motion pictures (visual works)
  • technology
    • hardware
      • cameras
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