Across The Land was installed at FAVA’s annual gala and awards show in August, 2019.

Across the Land is cinematographic installation project photographed by Scott Portingale in 2017. The installation is composed of two experimental time-lapse films and a behind the scenes video. The central component is a one-shot film that carries the viewer on a 9000km topographical time-lapse journey from the Alaskan border to Cape Spear Newfoundland using a technique called hyper-lapse. The film plays on a loop and is projection mapped on a Ford E-350 windshield, giving the viewer the sense of traveling 4000km Across the Land.  Total Run time - 02:15:22 - no audio   The second film component is called  Roadside  and was an accidental film of sorts. My camera assistant and I drove an average of 6-8 hours a day and would often shoot a time-lapse shot on the roadside while on break, or we’d take advantage of morning/evening light and shoot a few sequences with motion control. This resulted in hundreds of GBs of raw image sequences by the time we finished the 9000km journey. While framing sequences from the roadside my compositions were influenced by the intersection between technological modernity and natural spaces. This gave the collection a shared intent and after scratching away at the footage during the edit a short film emerged.   Total Run time - 00:05:51. - no audio

Across the Land is cinematographic installation project photographed by Scott Portingale in 2017. The installation is composed of two experimental time-lapse films and a behind the scenes video. The central component is a one-shot film that carries the viewer on a 9000km topographical time-lapse journey from the Alaskan border to Cape Spear Newfoundland using a technique called hyper-lapse. The film plays on a loop and is projection mapped on a Ford E-350 windshield, giving the viewer the sense of traveling 4000km Across the Land. Total Run time - 02:15:22 - no audio

The second film component is called Roadside and was an accidental film of sorts. My camera assistant and I drove an average of 6-8 hours a day and would often shoot a time-lapse shot on the roadside while on break, or we’d take advantage of morning/evening light and shoot a few sequences with motion control. This resulted in hundreds of GBs of raw image sequences by the time we finished the 9000km journey. While framing sequences from the roadside my compositions were influenced by the intersection between technological modernity and natural spaces. This gave the collection a shared intent and after scratching away at the footage during the edit a short film emerged.

Total Run time - 00:05:51. - no audio

 

Across the land was shot on a DSLR mounted to the dashboard. The film is a string of approximately 124,000 images, interpreted at 18fps. I put a little album together (below), a collection of still frame grabs I pulled from the timeline when editing the project.

Thank you to the following for the support of this project:

THE ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS, EDMONTON ARTS COUNCIL