NEW YORK SCENES (NON-NARRATIVE SHORTS)

Project Role: Cinematographer / Editor

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III

Location: New York City

ANDREW O. HUGHES

(above)

Music: "When the Horizon Bursts"

               by Ben Siems

Running Time: 2:40 min

 

In the summer of 2013, in a project titled Abstraction, I shot this series of short videos as part of a project for PBS's POV Hackathon, working with composer Gil Talmi and filmmaker Smriti Keshari. Our goal was to explore how neutral moving images could change when paired with different music cues. While the project was largely an experiment, it was awarded the POV Hackathon Grand Prize. 

 

Below are some of the shorts I created for the project, shot over the course of one week on foot throughout the city. The music used here was not part of the POV project – instead, added by me afterwards.

LATE DAY SUN

Role: Cinematographer / Editor

Location: Washington Square Park, NYC

Music: "Layers" by Kevs One

Running Time: 2:10 min

AFTER HOURS

Role: Cinematographer / Editor

Location: Brooklyn

Music: "Rain" by PHYLR / Jim Coleman

Running Time: 2:00 min

JOE MANGRUM, SAND ARTIST

Role: Cinematographer / Editor

Location: Union Square Park, NYC

Music: "Garden in the Sand" by Moruza

Running Time: 1:32 min

DANCER 4

Role: Cinematographer / Editor

Location: Washington Square Park, NYC

Music: "The Eternal Return" by Sonogram

Running Time: 3:07 min

COLOR AT NIGHT

Role: Cinematographer / Editor

Location: Brooklyn & Manhattan

Music: "Secret Heat" by Jami Sieber

Running Time: 1:38 min

SPRING STORM 2

Role: Cinematographer / Editor

Location: Park Slope, Brooklyn

Music: "Skin Color" by Russell L. Howard III

Running Time: 1:21 min

RUSH HOUR 1

Role: Cinematographer / Editor

Location: Grand Central Station, NYC

Music: "Pedestrian04 - Excerpt 5" by Autohypnosis

Running Time: 1:20 min

RUSH HOUR 2

Role: Cinematographer / Editor

Location: Various, Midtown NYC

Music: "Voicemail" by Red Animal War

Running Time: 0:54 min

SHOWTIME

Role: Cinematographer / Editor

Location: City Hall Park, NYC

Music: "The Show" by NITEPPL

Running Time: 1:15 min

PARALLEL UNIVERSE

Role: Cinematographer / Editor

Location: Times Square, NYC

Music: "Magic Behind the Wall" by Hench

Running Time: 1:55 min

STREET BOXERS

Role: Cinematographer / Editor

Location: Union Square Park, NYC

Music: "Fractal 4" by Susie Ibarra

Running Time: 2:22 min

SKY ABOVE SOUND BELOW

Role: Cinematographer / Editor

Location: NYC

Music: "Repeat" by J.K. Wiechert

Running Time: 1:37 min

BIRDS 4

Role: Cinematographer / Editor

Location: Park Slope, Brooklyn

Music: "Tokyo Night" by The Kindness Kind

Running Time: 1:12

NEON

Role: Cinematographer / Editor

Location: Various, NYC

Music: "Enter Darklight" by Tobias James

Running Time: 1:33 min