All writers have it either one time or another. It’s super late at night and as you drift off into sleep you just can’t stop thinking about graff. Before you know it, you’re getting up in your dreams on a perfect sunny day dropping a dope piece. While those moments in our dreams are always fleeting, Motiongraff was able to capture it on film. In this episode, we jump into the dream world of Crime79 to get a look at what a piece of his dreams might look like. CRIME 79 started writing on the streets of the East New York Section section of Brooklyn in the late 1970s and soon moved to hitting all three train divisions with his most consistent writing efforts on the J, M and LL lines of the BMT division. Bombing with the likes of PEO, SIS and BABY 168, Crime79 saw the peak of his activity on the subway system during the early 1980s.
Motiongraff seeks to unveil the creative process through transmedia storytelling. Rather than following the conventional video recordings approach, they opt to shoot only still images, using a number of cameras and angles, in order to present a stop-motion animation-style.