Original Video: Pre-Summer Sunday in Dolores Park

  |   Art, Parks, The Mission, Video   |   13 Comments

Pre-Summer Sunday in Dolores Park from Spots Unknown on Vimeo.

Unknown? Admittedly, hard to make that case.

I mean, I could weave a clumsy tapestry of ugly logic suggesting that, even in spots that are “familiar,” elements of those spots can still reveal themselves – how much is truly “known” of any spot? And when you’re at Dolores Park, do you have any clue what’s happening a few hundred feet away?

Furthermore, time changes everything. Maybe we’re documenting DP for future times, after The Big One, when the park will have long become a memorial to those brave hipsters who tumbled into a fiery chasm while texting or shotgunning beers. “In Your wisdom, Lord, You took them… So say we All…”

But, to be honest, this is red meat and we know it.

Shot last Sunday, May 2nd, this video is the first collaboration between myself and hotshot local video dude, Daniel Jarvis. Daniel was featured around the blogs a while back for his stunning footage of Dia de los Muertos. Give him some love:

Document Document
Welcome to the Stage

We’re going to be producing a series of video pieces providing off-angle views onto the spots we cover, so stay tuned here, or follow our Twitter and Vimeo feeds.

The music in this video is “You Hid” by Toro y Moi.

  • elle woods | May 7, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    she’s a beaut. nice job, boys.

  • Drew | May 7, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Rad. Really dig this.

  • Ariel. | May 7, 2010 at 8:55 pm

  • Jeff Diehl | May 7, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    hahaha, yeah that’s us!

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  • Broke-Ass Stuart | May 8, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Dope shit!

  • jennifer | May 8, 2010 at 2:12 pm


  • janet | May 11, 2010 at 8:06 am

    gross! san francisco hipsters pretending like they’re 12. Blowing bubbles? come on–pull it together!

  • Me | May 13, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Awww so pretty. I loved it. I love Dolores Park! Honestly, who doesn’t?

  • Mike | May 14, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I’m in love with this video. Great song, great footage, great editing, and great city! Can’t wait for future spotsunknown videos!

  • kelsi | Jun 7, 2010 at 10:09 am

    gorgeous! fantastic job.

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