Bus riders: whatever your feelings are about Transit TV, you might want make sure to pay attention to the programming on those bus bound televisions this week. “Out The Window” is a project that brings local youth and artists together to create video art that will be displayed on all Metro bus routes throughout the city.
Forty short videos produced by 75 high school students and their artist teachers will be airing all week on Metro buses. The videos will appear for five minutes every half hour on Transit TV during the work week and for 45 minutes of each hour this weekend.
If you’re not a regular bus rider but would still like to see the videos in their intended environment, Out The Window is holding two video watching bus rides. The first ride starts at 9:30am on Saturday, June 18 and it tours East L.A. with Public Matters and East L.A. Renaissance Academy students. The second ride meets at the Echo Park Film Center at 12pm on Sunday, June 19 and makes its way down to the Santa Monica Pier on the Metro Rapid 704. For more information please visit the Out The Window website.
While the bus is the intended screening room, the videos can also be viewed online at http://out-the-window.org/videos/.
Have you seen the videos on the bus yet? Do you enjoy this kind of presentation on Transit TV? Let us know in the comments.