Surveillance Society

Images of surveillance from the first episode of season 1 of The Wire, “The Target.” I mentioned the prevalence of surveillance camera shots  in the first episode of The Wire in my previous post. Above are six GIFs capturing what I believe is every surveillance camera shot in episode one, although I have a sneaking suspicion I missed one. The idea was to make the GIFs look like a series of surveillance monitors. Not sure it worked, but I published them on Tumblr first to capture the effect more cleanly than I could in WordPress.

To create the individal GIFS I used MPEG Streamclip to capture the clips from the episode and export them as image stills. I then used GIMP to make the animations. You can find a pretty thorough tutorial for this process here. Starting to get into the ds106 groove!