Vacation Clips Without Context
June 18, 2012 6:16 AM   Subscribe

One Minute Vacation is a short video of a two month trip to Asia cut together from one-second-per-day segments which creates a fantastic context-free moving snapshot of the locations and people. [slyt] [via]
posted by quin (13 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Nice find! I love how the short intervals somehow made me pay extra attention to the atmospheric sounds. Thanks for sharing.
posted by juliplease at 6:43 AM on June 18, 2012

Even shorter summary: airplanes, clanging, water features.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:45 AM on June 18, 2012

That was pretty cool. Thanks!
posted by davidjmcgee at 10:01 AM on June 18, 2012

Very nice!
posted by benito.strauss at 10:02 AM on June 18, 2012

Artistic it may be frustrating it was. It does make you want more and I suppose that is the purpose.
posted by pdxpogo at 10:06 AM on June 18, 2012

Awesome video!
posted by alphafoxtrot at 10:17 AM on June 18, 2012

That just made me want to put my credit card down and book a month long trip to Asia. Must. Travel. Now.
posted by matt_od at 10:22 AM on June 18, 2012

It does make you want more and I suppose that is the purpose.

I didn't want more -- thought this was terrific. So much of what goes up on YouTube is so very bloated. I especially admire the discipline it must have taken to resist the temptation to hold the shots for just a second and a half or even two seconds.

It reminded me a bit of the midsection of Zorns Lemma by Hollis Frampton. Frampton used alphabetical order as a rigid, semi-randomizing framework for his pictures of signs, and it made me wonder if this guy had any system for determining the sequence of shots. (Ah -- now that I read his end note it seems that he only shot a second of footage each day, which makes the achievement a little less impressive in terms of his self-control in the editing process. Still, as personal travelogues go, I like this better than most.)
posted by Joey Bagels at 10:29 AM on June 18, 2012 [1 favorite]

This video was made by Kevin Kelly, of among other things, Whole Earth Catalog and Cool Tools fame.
posted by crunchland at 11:22 AM on June 18, 2012

I'm impressed by the discipline to have only taken these videos, that they aren't cut from longer recordings made throughout the trip. What a wonderful way to document the journey in the moment!
posted by meinvt at 3:47 PM on June 18, 2012

posted by orme at 5:23 PM on June 18, 2012

Very cool. I think the temple at 1:08 is Tirtha Empul Temple.
posted by homunculus at 5:51 PM on June 18, 2012

That was fabulous.
posted by Rora at 7:58 PM on June 18, 2012

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