Dundee – City of Design

HOC_Dundee city of design

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.

Please comment, like and share!

In 2016 Dundee will hold it’s first design festival as a UNESCO ambassador of design. You can read more at: www.dundeecityofdesign.com

 

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