• Rochester Subway DVD Video Clip - The Phantom Run

  • General discussion about fallen trolley and interurban lines in North America, past and present.
General discussion about fallen trolley and interurban lines in North America, past and present.

Moderator: Aa3rt

  by maddogmike
 
THE END OF THE LINE - ROCHESTER'S SUBWAY
...SHOOTING "THE PHANTOM RUN"

I thought some folks here might appreciate a look at our phantom run of Rochester's Subway.

The challenge: to recreate a trip through Rochester, New York's Broad Street tunnel.

The execution required the use of a Steadicam, several high powered flashlights, and multiple takes. The resulting piece replicates the perspective of a motorman driving through the entire mile and a half of the abandoned tunnel. Dreamlike and unreal, only the missing tracks remind you that it is somehow impossible.

See an online video preview here:
http://animatusstudio.com/subway/subwayphantomrun.html
  by Komachi
 
Now that was cool. Very erie (which is the effect I think you guys were after), but cool.

The shot of the burning car reminded me of footage from a TCPT (Twin Cities Public Television) special, "Lost Twin Cities." There they show one of the TCRT (Twin Cities Rapid Transit) antique wooden cars on its roof, burning, with "PROGRESS" painted on the side. (Progress, eh? Is that why the Twin Cities is starting to go back to "light rail?")

Anyway, I haven't had the chance to catch it on the History Channel, but will deffinately look into buying a copy.

  by maddogmike
 
Thanks for the kind words.

Yes, the documentary aired many times on the History Channel. For the DVD, though, we have several extras that haven't been released before.

Here's a video clip from the news about the production: http://animatusstudio.com/subway/subpressrnews.html