Sydney morning peak time in CBD
This film was inspired by Sokurov, Alexander The Russian Arch (2002), and my film is using Sokurov’s technique — a single steadicam sequence shot. This means just use one single shot until the end of my film.
I created this film which displayed the daily life of the people during the morning peak time in CBD of Sydney. I want to tell a story about the movement, the topic is around ‘busy’. Because in Sokurov’s film clip, the lens was always followed their movement to record people’s activities to make the audience feel the same rhythm of people’s movement. In my film, I used the original voices from the scene. Because I think it is the real voice from this city. With the coming across the crowd, I changed my shooting direction to follow them back to the train station, because these people are about the role of ‘movement’ in my movie. As the lens moves, you can see the different types of buildings on both sides of the street, I think these buildings are the label of this city, you can see a moving contrast between the forward lens and the back of the building. and these office workers who presented the city’s most real life status.
These buildings are very close to pedestrians, it telling a story about the ‘Compact city theory’, that means the compact city theory advocates the use of high-density urban land use development models, which can provide more work in shorter commute distances, not only to reduce traffic demand, reduce energy consumption, but also to enhance the link between people, To form a good community culture. We can also see many buses was moving in the film. This also shows a good relationship between people, architecture and traffic.
B Beumers & N Condee (2009), ‘The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov’ , Oxford University PressOxfors