Last week we brought back the Raw Tapes series after a very long hiatus. This new round of episodes is based completely around the filming of Static IV & V with almost 7 years of footage to dig through. The Raw Tapes series focuses on raw footage pulled from the original DV tapes showing some unused clips, some additional makes of clips that you've come to know well, typical man-on-the-street madness and a few slams and bails to help give a little more context to some of the clips you've watched 1,000 times but may not have known how hard, chaotic or weird the setting was surrounding filming it.
Episode 2 covers all 5 Boroughs of NYC, even Staten Island and spans between the years of 2010 and 2013. During this time I was filming for both the Static IV project but also wrapping up the "Welcome to MIA" video at the same time. So Brian Delatore and Joel Meinholz were in NYC a little bit and we all filmed together with the Static crew at the same time. The line-up of Ep 2 includes: Kevin Tierney, Ted Barrows, Aaron Herrington, Dustin Eggeling, Jahmal Williams, Brian Delatore, Yaje Popson, Quim Cardona, Jimmy Lannon, Brian Clarke, Jahmal Williams and Joel Meinholz. Dustin Eggling was still a pretty young kid in this time frame, and you can really see it in some of his clips. Brian Clarke was a late addition to the Static IV project but his footage is all so solid that he ended up having one of my favorite parts. This episode shows some of the first clips Brian started to get that made me want to include him with his own section. We are all over the place at this time, bouncing over to Staten on the ferry, training up to the Bronx and we even got a little session in at the JFK banks.
Have a gander and I'll get back into the hard drives again to start working on episode 3 soon.