AQUACADE: An experimental short film that journeys through hidden histories in underwater NYC, beginning with the prohibition of pinball machines and their demise in the East River in 1942. The film combines multiple techniques in animation: blending stop motion, 2D, and 3D with archival footage and a fabricated miniature underwater world.
 
AQUACADE video installation at NIGHTSHIFT, Abrazo Interno Gallery, NY, NY

AQUACADE video installation at NIGHTSHIFT, Abrazo Interno Gallery, NY, NY

 

Directer and Animator: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Composer and Sound Mixer: Chris Burke

Assistant Fabricator: Christina Lafontaine

Assistant Scene Painter: Katya Meykson

Voice Over and Archival Footage provided by:

WNYC Archive Collections and New York City Municipal Archives.

Special thanks to La Guardia & Wagner Archives and New York Public Radio

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