On the Trail: A Video Series
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“On the Trail” is a video series that developed during bike rides I took through the ravines and other areas just off the grid in Toronto. Everyday, weather permitting, I would hop on my bike with a camera and a notebook in my backpack. I would shoot things that caught my eye and take notes on what I saw. It was as simple as that: a man on a bike in a new city with a camera and a notebook. What was out there to see? How could I make sense of the experience? The documentary footage and the journal notes developed into a format that is both short and reflective. Each reflective video essay is approximately ranges from two to three minutes and explores how random moments create insights into the broader context of connections—between people, between places, and across time.
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