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Rarely has a RECord struck me as emotionally as stargirl1013's "Starlight Drive-In" vignette. The camerawork was raw and seemed like such a personal perspective of what remained of a local movie drive-in she had just discovered.

Her reflections were so striking to me and she had matched her voice over with the perfect companion in amferraro's "careless young." Normally in a remix containing voice over I may ask for the track separate, but I was able to trim and rearrange it with the music in tact. In a way it preserved the precious timing of the original.

Drive-in footage was tough to come by but I think the visual emphasis in the cutaways is more about the people themselves that used to sit in their cars watching movies together rather than grandiose cinematography of the drive-in experience. Besides, stargirl1013's piece was really about what remains of what once was.

I love drive-ins, and I'm glad that some are still around. I hope more will be built for future generations.


The following Public Domain footage was used:

"Drive-In Intermission 23" - http://www.archive.org/details/Drive-inIntermission23

"Drive-In Movie Ads A Go-Go" - http://www.archive.org/details/Drive-inMovieAdsAGo-go

"Very Special Coffee" - http://www.archive.org/details/VerySpecialCoffee

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  • Me2
    AHHH Matt this is flipping awesome! I love what you did with it :D

    I hope we're able to build more drive-ins too :) Since there aren't that many around, I love to visit a real working one
    Oct 30, 2011
  • P1000033
    the ruined temple of the 20th century
    Oct 30, 2011
    by Day Glo
  • Portrait
    Nice way of putting it Day Glo and - unfortunately - it's pretty accurate.
    Oct 30, 2011
  • Screen_shot_2013-09-13_at_10.49.33_am
    man - I can't believe you cut into the VO with the music still there. very skilled snippets. I would have never known if I watched this alone.

    I like to archive footage too, fits real well.
    Dec 14, 2011
  • Portrait
    The FinalCut timeline on this one definitely has a bunch of trims and rearrangements. But, as they say, anything's possible. ;)
    Dec 14, 2011
  • 251045_364651296942568_802701371_n
    As one Massachusetts denizen to another: Thank goodness for the Mendon and Wellfleet Drive-Ins' continued existence!
    Aug 17, 2012
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