September 7, 2011

Running on Empty Revisited

Further to that shot of the Viaduct below, often the car-empty city seems mysterious if not ominous.  Something feels wrong.

But Ross Ching showed how hauntingly beautiful it could be.  His re-edited “Running on Empty” reveals the beauty of an empty LA:


He explains on his blog how he did the previous one.

The basics:

1. Record for 20-30 mins.
2. Go frame by frame and grab pieces of the road that aren’t obstructed by a car. Eventually, you will have every piece of the road.
3. Put the static image of the road in with the moving background.

For more information see:​running-on-empty

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