Intermodal Transportation

Intermodal Transportation, a composition by Skyler Hagner for jazz nonet, was written as an homage to his lifelong obsession with transportation. The title plays on the dual meaning of modes - found in both transportation and in music. 

Intermodal Transportation was created under the direction of Hillary Carrigan. Utilizing archival footage from The Library of Congress, the piece was cut from a single source filmed in 1938. A film tinting concept, once utilized during the Silent Era of film, is reimagined with the goal of visually transcribing the music. This time, color not only paints each scene's mood but also works to distinguish different sections within the composition to engage the listener in a visual way. 

Skyler Hagner and Hillary Carrigan have collaborated before on Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station (2020) and SECRETS (2020).

  • Hillary Carrigan
    Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station,
  • Skyler Hagner
    Music Composition
    Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Other
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 18, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Hillary Carrigan

Hillary Carrigan is a video artist with 5-years of experience in post-production. Interested in superimposition, collage, 2D-animation, and old-Hollywood aesthetics . Carrigan has a background in producing/editing in projects related to feature film & television, music, and politics.

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