Thursday, November 8, 2012

Short Films: After the Storm

The election excitement has garnered most of the media attention as of lately, but much relief and recovery work is still to be done in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. These short films, shot by New Yorkers who rode out last week's storm, capture the impacts of Sandy on the city and lives of those in it.

To help with relief efforts, please consider donating to the American Red Cross or to Occupy Sandy, a branch of Occupy Wall Street that has been very effective in providing quick and effective relief. 

By Casey Neistat
do not try this.

Seeing lower Manhattan without power was a surreal experience. This is traditionally a city that never sleeps. One in which the lights are always on. One that is always bustling with people. When the lights went out it was wholly different. This piece is meant to capture and relay the feeling of what it was like to walk around the darkened streets of lower Manhattan.
See all of Jared's photos here:
Stills / Voice: Jared Levy
Timelapse / Music: Michael Marantz
Creative Direction: Jason Oppliger
Produced by Already Alive
Original Music by Michael Marantz:

Our friend Michelle lives in Rockaway Beach, New York. We didn't hear from her until 3 days after Hurricane Sandy, when she left us the following voicemail. The damage in the Rockaways is extensive and under-reported. The Rockaways need our help.
To Help:
A Film by Alex Braverman and Poppy de Villeneuve
Produced By: everyone and company
Music: Soft Circle
Special Thanks: Heather D'Angelo, Michelle Cortez, Hisham Bharoocha, and the people of the Rockaways

PS: Shop for Hurricane Sandy! This registry is actually a list of needed supplies made by Occupy Sandy volunteers on Amazon- buy them and they can be shipped directly to Occupy Sandy's staging area for distribution to people who need them. 

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