Sunday, October 27, 2013

A ‘Ken Burns Effect’ Video of Stonegate 1968-1983 (137)

J. J. Carroll and others have created a ‘Ken Burns Effect’ video depicting the first years of the Davis Stonegate development. Running almost eight minutes, it is on Pietor Pastoor’s YouTube channel and can be viewed here:

As a preview, I reproduce a few screenshots from it below in this post.

Stonegate is of course one of a fair number of sizable developments that sprang up like mushrooms at the bursting edge of Davis in the Sixties and Seventies.

The existence of this carefully done video history raises the question of how many others there might be--or at least the raw photographic materials from which video treatments might be created.

If there are similar materials on the beginning of other Davis developments, I would be delighted to know about them and to help publish them on this blog.