Mackinac Bridge

I never knew my father, he was sick when I was alive. When he was younger, he filmed the Bridge, I had never seen this footage. I filmed the bridge too. When I found his footage, I had to pair it with mine.

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21 Responses to Mackinac Bridge

  1. Enric says:

    Last year I did a mashup of Super-8 films I made between 1978-1980 at a student Co-Op I lived at, Lothlorien, at U.C. Berkeley and a film made by a current resident. She shot in a very different way similar locations — people on the roof, people making dinner, people enjoying themselves in the courtyard, etc. I switched back and forth between the decades. The main regret I have is having a cheap transfer to video of the Super-8. When I get the money I want to do a good transfer and redo the film.

  2. Beautiful video. The surrounding area is so nice up there. I wonder if it was the same tourist magnet in the 70s (Mackniack City, ugh).

  3. Dave H. says:

    Josh. This is easily my favorite of all the videos you’ve posted. It’s meaningful in ways you’ll never know. Thank you very much for showing this. — Dave

  4. Monika says:

    This is really beautifully done. I really enjoyed the way you put the two pieces together. It has a great flow. Perfect music, too. Nice!

  5. Michael Tyas says:

    That was beautiful. It’s so touching that you and your father hold this spiritual connection through each other’s mind’s eyes…

    That was probably said incorrectly, but y’know what I mean.

  6. Erin Nealey says:

    That was simply amazing. No wonder it is so meaningful for you. It was special even for me to watch. Thanks for sharing.

  7. missbhavens says:

    lovely. Finding that footage must have been such an emotional moment–you did a such a beautiful thing with it. Special.

  8. Mary Beth says:

    That’s incredible Josh. I’m glad you shared this.

  9. Susan says:

    Yes… I’m sure it will touch each person that watches it in a very different way. I have a feeling that this will be talked about over and over again at vloggercon. You are an incredible filmmaker, share-er, and storyteller as well.

  10. kellybelly says:

    That was beautiful, though I have to admit it was sad for me to watch… it makes me wish that I had something like this with which to somehow connect to my dad (who’s been gone for eight years now).

  11. Anthony says:

    Thank you for sharing; for sharing this video, this part of your history, this part of your father, this part of yourself.

  12. Dooser says:

    You are still alive. You are live. Josh.

  13. joanna says:

    this was absolutely beautiful. Nothing more to say than that. I rarely comment, and it moved even me to leave a note to say thank you for sharing.

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  16. Tim says:

    What an awesome tribute to your dad. I loved this video. It makes me wish someone in my family has a Super-8 video camera back then. There is something very special about discovering a connection you never knew you had. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Nate says:

    So many things going on that cross the boundaries between death & life–your tribute to your dad through the pairing of the same experiences. Mogwai’s musical tribute to Nick Drake . . . in the background. It’s so perfect.

    This is further evidence of how amazing of a medium video really can be . . . especially in light of all the crap out there on You Tube . . .

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  19. Hey Josh, sorry about the impersonal ping from our blog. Still trying to get it under control.

    This is a great video – I love the music and the way you interweaved the videos. Plus, as I’m a white-knuckled mess in the face of the Mighty Mac’s awesome height, it was refreshing to be able to relax and enjoy the ride!

    A big amen to Nate too. I think YouTubing is just getting started as an art form and we’ll be seeing more and more staggering works art as people get comfortable with it.

  20. Paul says:

    Josh, this is a gorgeous video. I’ve been watching a lot of your videos for a while now, I love them. Thanks so much for producing them and sharing them, I’m a big fan.

  21. Sorry to hear about your dad, I didn’t know that history. Thanks for sharing this.

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