On The Second Day

On The Second Day is a video collage bringing together the audio and motion graphics from MSNBC’s coverage of the National Prayer Service and the confirmation hearing for Treasury Secretary-nominee Timothy Geithner on the second day of the Obama Presidency. The urgency, anxiety, and hope are palpable on the second day of the Obama presidency, as the first African-American President, in the midst of two foreign wars and economic meltdown. The broadcast footage is combined with slowed footage of the sunrise over Lake Michigan in January creating a poetic counterpoint to the dialog and scrolling texts.

On The Second Day (color/sound, Total Running Time: 01:10:16) (2009)

On The Second Day (10 Minute Excerpt)