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Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 pm

2×1: Filmmakers use Google Glass to document divided Crown Heights

"The world's newest and most intimate filmmaking technology" has been rolled out in Crown Heights to document two groups that have been divided for a very long time.

From Celso White's Instagram, tagged Project2x1

Updated 10/11/13 @ 12:30pm: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated how much of the documentary was shot using Google Glass, which was used for an important but not comprehensive amount of footage.

Project 2×1 is a short documentary film by four Brooklyn filmmakers shot largely using Google Glass.

The ongoing project is aimed to document the neighborhood of Crown Heights, which is known for its Hasidic Jewish and Afro-Caribbean communities. There has always been tension between the two groups, which most famously came to a head in the 1991 riots, and the filmmakers hope to instigate cross cultural conversation.

Members of both groups are using the wearable technology to document their lives, and the filmmakers will take their footage and turn it into a short film. They are currently seeking $5,000 in crowdfunding on Kickstarter to complete their work. With 38 backers and 25 days to go, Project 2×1 is a little over halfway there.

“Glass content is the heart of our film as the device allows us to capture life through the eyes of Crown Heights’ community members, yet DSLR videography allows us to supplement with added visual context,” said a spokesperson.

The team’s photographer, Celso White, calls Google Glass “The world’s newest and most intimate filmmaking device” in the Kickstarter video, shown below.

Interviews with some of the films’ subjects and photos have been published on The Daily News.

Here are some project photos the 2×1 team shared that are exclusive to Technically Brooklyn:

2x1 project photo 2xone2

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