I made this video after a friend left me a voicemail. We had both recently been laid off our jobs and all non-essential businesses were being shut down. We didn't realize it at the time but we were the lucky ones - essential workers were out there risking their health to keep society going, most with no extra pay.
I shot the video traditional stop motion style first and then used photoshop to write text over manually over each frame. It was a long process but it was a way for me to stay calm and focused during an increasingly alarming and scary time. I also added film photography that my sister had taken of us spending time together while social distancing. Looking back at the photos, it shows how privileged and safe we were (and continue to be) in a time where health and safety have a class divide.
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