In Praise of Shadows (At The CONFLUX Part Three)
“In Praise of Shadows” tours Japan’s transportation systems in time-lapse. This runs the gamut from the massive monorails of Kobe and Chiba, the automated transit in Tokyo, and the trains of Osaka, as well as more modest transport methods–escalators, taxis, crosswalks, rickshaws, and sushi conveyor belts.
Video by: Justin Tierney
– Canon EOS 5D Mark III
– Sony Alpha 7S
– GoPro Hero4 Black
– Adobe Lightroom
– Adobe Premiere Pro
– Adobe After Effects
Very impressive list of used equipment you can find here:
At The Conflux – Home
A little more info:
While the first two installments of At The CONFLUX are exclusively nocturnal, “In Praise of Shadows” begins at dawn. Twilight gradually approaches, shadows sweep the city, and night falls, concluding high above the city where Aerial Arterial began.
It takes its title from a 1933 essay by the Japanese author and novelist Jun’ichirō Tanizaki. Tanizaki uses shadows (both real and metaphoric) to contrast the subtlety of traditional Japanese aesthetics with the gleaming light of the modern era.
The music is brighter than the previous installments. Clarinet, upright bass, and violin chords and lines punctuate simple koto-inspired melodies of the piano. Field recordings of train announcements, monorail accelerations, crosswalk jingles, elevator chimes, conversing crowds, and summer cicadas decorate the texture.