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This Kaleidescopic Film Explores the Sights and Sounds of London's Underground

Filmmaker Huw Penson transforms London's public transit into an abstract short.
March 17, 2015, 3:30pm
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You've never seen the London underground quite like this. Filmmaker Huw Penson, who we know from his stunning mirrored footage of London landmarks, explores off-limits areas of the city's iconic transit system in his new video, London Underworld. Guided by escalator engineer/music producer Ben Langham (who made the film's soundtrack with samples from trains, ticketbooths, and more), and with permissionfrom the TFL, Penson captures kaleidescopic visions of tunnels and railroads to create a surreal beauty from the oft-ignored architecture of public transit.

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