How to Ride the Paris Metro
Before the holidays Ashley (aka Chasing Heartbeats) and I signed up for the Visual Storytelling class on Skillshare taught by the lovely Helena Price. In our class there were two lectures (live but being in Europe I watched the recorded versions) and ample opportunity for Q&A and feedback from Helena and our classmates. Ashley and I decided to collaborate because one afternoon while she was in Paris we shot some footage of me riding the metro for fun. We weren’t taking it too seriously, but figured we could make something out of it. Even if Photoshop isn’t my favorite for working with type, Ashley and I both love Photoshop 6 because you can edit video in it (see her Everplaces video, or my iPhone video of Hotel Negresco). This class was the perfect excuse to give us the extra kick to finish the project we had sort of started, while testing out some new skills on our own time. Sure, we finished our video 2 months after the class, but hey, we did it all remotely, and it’s done and we had fun! (Don’t worry, it’s short + sweet, but we did go 15 seconds over our 30-second assignment).
Speaking of Skillshare, I’m teaching a Map Making class starting on the 18th. I’ve kept busy schedules in mind, so it’s no stress + all fun. There are some truly awesome inspiring people in the class already, so I do hope you will join us! Student projects (still in brainstorming phase) include maps of the Ivory Coast (because there aren’t many maps and they get lost on hikes), a wedding map in Wisconsin, a map of Dublin transportation, a map of local neighborhoods for Sudanese refugees, parklets in SF, an Agatha Christie interactive map of Tasmania, craft stores in Amsterdam, favorite walks in Sydney, maps for house guests, embroidered maps, memory maps, the list goes on! Join us.
P.S. If you live in Europe or plan on visiting soon, you should enter Ashley’s “heartbeats session” photo giveaway!
P.S.S. The font in the video is Blanch by Atipus on Lost Type.
P.S.S.S. Thanks Angelo for being a fun assistant and putting up with our crazy ideas and adventures!
February 12, 2013 at 12:26 pm //
So great ladies…shared!
February 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm //
Thanks, Susan! Hope the length was mom-friendly ;)
Paris in Four Months
February 12, 2013 at 12:34 pm //
I absolutely love this! Both useful for new visitors and very pretty :) Thank you for sharing.
February 12, 2013 at 12:38 pm //
Thanks so much, Carin! We were definitely looking to do something that was informative but smart about it, while also just giving the flavor of Paris/ riding the metro. I keep smiling as I re-watch it :)
February 12, 2013 at 10:11 pm //
This is great! I’ve visited Paris several times, and never quite mastered flicking the door release on the Metro!
February 12, 2013 at 11:18 pm //
We showed the tricker of the metros. These are the older cars where you manually open the doors. Line 1 & 14 are fully automated these days. Just don’t rush to get on and get stuck in the closing doors.
February 13, 2013 at 2:46 am //
So excited for the class! And what a cute little video, if only riding the dc metro was as fun!
February 13, 2013 at 8:26 am //
Paris isn’t perfect. It’s like riding in a sardine can (and sometimes smells bad). I’m sure DC could be fun too (I love those vaulted ceilings!)…. Looking forward to having you in class :)
February 18, 2013 at 10:04 am //
This is great girls! Always so fun and informative. Love the accompanying music:-)
February 18, 2013 at 10:13 am //
Thanks, Tina! The music only grows on it the more you listen too :) … Captured it on my phone a couple years back + happy it came in handy!
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February 21, 2013 at 1:41 pm //