Maria Fini
"Mystical Ventures of Monument Valley" (2009)
I began with a home video from family camping trip across the 48 states filmed in the 1960's. The film was full of images of climbing, swimming and running family members on backdrops ranging from the caverns of the Grand Canyon to the Manhattan skyline. Editing this film was very difficult as I was attracted to numerous scenes and the original was over an hour long. I finally decided to focus on the colors and human movements. In conjunction with the beautiful geographies filmed, the vintage film captures beautiful colors.