Check Out This Continuous Shot Subway Scene on a Downtown A Train in 2002

Photographer and videographer Lowell Brown recently uploaded this great video from 2002 showing a continuous shot outside of a moving A train as the subway moves from station to station. In a world where video recording via cell phone was not yet inventive, this is perhaps one of the first videos of its kind.

In 2002 I became interested in the early film work of the Lumière Brothers—continuous shots of pedestrian scenes. I began making short films with minimal camera movement, live sound and no cuts. I imagined it as a kind of collaboration with circumstance. It seemed like there was a rhythm to everyday interactions, and that if I just listened carefully enough, I would know where to point the camera and when to press record. This piece was shot on a downtown A train in the fall of 2002.

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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