Thursday, September 6, 2018

Restoring a Film School Film - Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap (1985, Super-8, 6 minutes)

The epic short documentary was more a tone poem than a conventional doc. Images and music to tell a story: taking the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) subway train to school and about the city. My interest in transportation matters kick-started the first-year film school project; a "personal documentary". (My love of civil aviation would have permitted a film treatment shot at Pearson Airport, but the subway was less problematic.)

As I stated, "tone poem". But there was drama. I had an old friend, Jonathan, play the part of a traveller running to make his commute on time. (This we shot at "Eglinton West" station.)

As soon as the (minor) restoration is complete I'll upload the film and post a piece.

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