In January 2015 it was announced that Dundee (City of Discovery) on the east coast of Scotland, had been named the UKs first UNESCO City of Design.
About a year ago I started gathering shots for this short film, grabbing 5 or 10 minutes here and there. You can see many of the clips, as I captured them, on Instagram: #HOC_dndS4S
I set out to create a shot-for-shot comparison of Netflix’ “House of Cards” title sequence that would also celebrate aspects of the city in a form of film making that I love – timelapse. I see it as a work in progress – even House of Cards have reshot and updated sequences over the three seasons – and my film will continue to evolve as I capture new and improved shots.
The sequence was purposefully captured entirely on mobile devices. I used an iPad mini, an iPhone 4S and latterly an iPhone 6. The quality can vary from shot-to-shot depending on the device or the apps used. This is something I’ll address as I improve it.
I’m not the first person to have made an alternative “House of Cards” title sequence, but I’m pretty sure this is the first one for Dundee.
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In 2016 Dundee will hold it’s first design festival as a UNESCO ambassador of design. You can read more at: www.dundeecityofdesign.com