The Solitary Life of Cranes: Exploring The Hidden Patterns Of A City
A short film about construction workers who are perched atop lofty machines that give them a unique view of life around them.
The Solitary Life of Cranes is a short film about the lives of crane operators and how they perhaps occupy the best position to see the city, giving them special insights into the sights and sounds of the city, from weather patterns to people.
From its official site:
Part city symphony, part visual poem, The Solitary Life of Cranes explores the invisible life of a city, its patterns and hidden secrets, seen through the eyes of crane drivers working high above its streets. (…) From their elevated positions, crane drivers are the unsung chroniclers of our ever-changing metropolis: the bulk of their time is spent waiting, looking, observing the wind, the weather, and the people down below. From their airy towers, they do not only have the best overview of the construction site and some of the most impressive panoramic views of the city but also an unparalleled insight into any of the buildings surrounding them.