Thursday, April 29, 2010

Up There documentary

A favorite professor of mine from my time at University of Oregon, Deb Morrison, posted this video link to her facebook yesterday.

Up There, a documentary detailing the work of NYC billboard painters, is quite lovely.

UP THERE from Jon on Vimeo.

It is definitely a lifestyle and type of work I've never thought about. I've never considered the amount of work and artistry that goes into a painted advertisement (in this case, Stella Artois). I've never considered what all they are privy to by simply floating above the city to make their living.

It's also kind of a bittersweet documentary. I mean the art these painters produce is flawless...but their jobs are slowly dwindling as the desire by companies to have ads produced and displayed instantly makes their time-consuming process less appealing.

Regardless, love this. Well shot. Well edited. Well told.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

these types of videos are really cool to watch.