Video Artist Cy Kuckenbaker Cuts Up Everyday Scenes Of San Diego
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Aired 5/21/14 on KPBS News.
Cy Kuckenbaker's videos have racked up millions of views online, but they don't scream "viral." They're built on everyday images of San Diego, reshuffled meticulously to collapse time.
Cy Kuckenbaker's videos have racked up millions of views online, but they don't scream "viral." Planes landing at an airport... Cars drifting down a freeway... Kuckenbaker takes images of everyday life in San Diego and meticulously reshuffles them, cutting out chunks of time to create surreal visions of the city.
"That's really what these videos are about," he says. "Just compressing time as much as possible."
That approach has won Kuckenbaker tons of accolades across the Internet. His work has been called "surprisingly hypnotic," "crazy-looking," and "gorgeous." "I love this," wrote veteran blogger Jason Kottke.
The latest addition to Kuckenbaker's San Diego Studies looks like a surfer's wildest dream come true, a fantasy break where perfect waves roll in one after another like clockwork, no lulls in between.
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