STILL IN MOTION
CRUMPLER URBAN STORIES
AN INTERACTIVE TRAVEL ESSAY
Nilam is an interactive travel essay for iPad, about a trip to southern India in 2012. The project takes its name from the cyclone that made landfall in Tamil Nadu on October 31. It consists of a series of videos, photo galleries, and short text sections. Rather than attempting to present a single linear narrative, my aim was to offer simple and fragmentary glimpses of the people and environment as I experienced them. The content is divided into six thematic chapters - welcome, street, market, exhale, A to B, and Nilam.
AN ONLINE MULTIMEDIA CAMPAIGN
Crumpler is a company that makes bags for urban lifestyles. For their 2014 brand campaign, I produced a series of short video portraits about creative people in Berlin, including photographers, designers, and entrepreneurs. I also designed and constructed the website that presents the portraits alongside photo galleries and interactive product-feature highlights.
View full project here. Still photography by Virginia Garfunkel.
Trailer for the campaign
A VIDEO TRANSLATION OF THE PHOTO ESSAY
Still in Motion was a research project undertaken as part of the RMIT Media & Communications (Honours) program in 2011. My aim was to explore how the documentary photo essay form could be translated into a video practice. Inspired by the photo essays that once graced the pages of magazines such as Life and Aperture, these works attempt to offer a new and dynamic way to present and experience non-fiction video online. Full exegesis here.
Two works were produced: 'Oma' is a portrait of a German woman recounting her life as a child during WW2 and as an adult in Communist East Germany. 'Shoot' is a film about two hunters in rural Australia.
The works consist of multiple 'pages', each containing a number of videos. The videos are either interviews, or looping 'environmental' videos that all play simultaneously. The user can start or pause all videos, and navigate left to right through different pages.
This format is designed to invite the user to explore the works in their own way. Rather than viewed in entirety from start to finish, the works can be approached more like a magazine: users can flick through at their own pace, skipping through sections or pausing to dwell on particular moments. The spatial arrangement allows each work to develop not only temporally, but also spatially, as the videos resonate with each other across the page.
Linear edit of Shoot (2011)
AN iPAD GOURMAND GUIDE
Foodie is an iPad tour around the culinary highlights of Castlemaine, in rural Australia. It depicts a day in the life of Max, the local grocer's delivery driver, as he visits various restaurants and cafes around the town. Each restaurant is presented in a short video, featuring an interview with the chef. Max's journey throughout the day is plotted on interactive maps, and echoed in the visual design by the black line which guides the user through the project.