Straight Up Survival : Seattle Street Life

Straight Up Survival : Seattle Street Life from Dustin Hansen on Vimeo.

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A short (30min) documentary-style film about life on the streets that I shot July 19 – 22 in Seattle Washington when I was there to attend Web Design World conference.

Rather than do touristy stuff, I thought I would just walk around, explore the city, and talk to people I encountered. I am very glad I did.

This was a spontaneous project, not pre-planned, and the video & audio quality reflect that. Having said that, I think this form (handheld pocket camera & one-take recording) fits the content. Using a lighting setup, boom mic, tripod, etc., — even if I had them — would not have been appropriate. (Have to admit a mic would have been helpful, though…)

End credits music by Firewater:

I realize watching a 33 minute video is a huge time commitment these days, but I hope people do take the time to check it out because I’m proud of it — think it’s one of the best things I’ve done.


(But, then, I should really just shut my bloody trap. Shouldn’t I.)

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