Cy Kuckenbaker Creates The Ultimate Traffic Patterns
Filmmaker Cy Kuckenbaker attracted the internet's attention in 2012 when he created the ultimate air show--condensing four hours of San Diego plane traffic into a now-viral 30 second clip. In the latest installment of his San Diego Studies, seen in our making of documentary above, Kuckenbaker turns his attention to car travel, transforming four minutes of traffic footage into neat, unicolor lines, creating a documentary infographic that highlights color patterns and preferences that would normally go unseen.
Cuckenbaker--a documentary filmmaker, Fulbright winner, and MoPA Fellow--was initially inspired to create his first short after a move that brought him closer to the San Diego International Airport. It was there that the artist became fascinated by the rhythms and patterns of the flights. After coming across an image online of every airplane that took off in a single day from a German airport (Flughaven by Ho-yeol Ryu, seen below) Kuckenbaker was spurred to try the same technique--only this time with film.
Flughaven by Ho-yeol Ryu.