"Floating Point"

"Floating Point" is a lovely time-lapse video by photographer Samuel Cockedey. By now the conventions of this type of video are pretty well established: The high perspective (usually urban), the moody music (usually electronic), the onrushing clouds, the streaming traffic. (Remember "The Sandpit"?) But Cockedey adds an element that a lot of others don't: A prominent credit line overlaying the bottom right corner of the video. It's his absolute right to safeguard his work in any manner he sees fit, of course. But the thing is so distracting that it ends up, for me at least, marring the experience. And it raises a question I can't immediately answer: When there's a clash between making a creative work and protecting its provenance, which one is more important?

(Via Laughing Squid.)