Welcome to the first video mapping website that allows users to share and explore personal video accounts of life in New York City. It’s called MyBlockNYC.com and it’s just been unleashed on the internet for 1 day only.
What makes this site interesting is that users can filter the map according to information about both the filmmaker (age, gender, local or tourist) and the video material (time of day, season and topic) and explore the city in dynamic and informative ways. For example, search for “Crime” in the “Winter” at “Night” from the perspective of a “Tourist”. There’s tons of creative ways to search and play through this beast of a site.
Co-founded by native New Yorker’s Alex Kalman (of Red Bucket Films) and Alex Rickard, MyBlockNYC unleashes the creative potential of New York City residents and visitors as street filmmakers. We’re super proud of the crew who just launched the website and are grateful they took a moment to answer a few questions during the hectic inaugural week in order to break it down for our readers.
Meet MyBlockNYC co-founders Alex Kalman and Alex Rickard…