09.20.2012 | 10:05 PM •
Besides stills, I also shot some brief video segments at Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes State Park with my new Nikon D800E. I didn’t have a tripod with me, so the framing is a bit shakey, but pretty good considering how briskly the wind was blowing. I edited in iMovie and slowed down the blowing sand by 50%. The music is Yo La Tengo’s Tears Are in Your Eyes. Click the image to play the video in a popup.
08.08.2012 | 10:12 PM •
Richard Mosse, an artist who uses a photojournalistic style to create photographs and videos, made Fraternity at Yale’s Delta Kappa Epsilon in 2011. DKE’s alumnae include 5 presidents: G.W. Bush, George Bush, Sr., Gerald Ford, and Teddy Roosevelt. The video, Mosse explains, was shot in under an hour and “The men were happy to participate in the project in exchange for a keg of beer. They compete against each other to shout or scream the loudest and for the longest time. When they cannot scream any longer they must stop, and cannot begin again.”
07.28.2012 | 10:06 PM •
An arty hybrid of a zombie movie and anti-consumer porn, Supermarket is hilarious. Though obvious and stupid (and a bit long), I just couldn’t stop laughing.
Here are a few others, which I loved: a computer-generated animation called The Future Forms of Life, a noirsh dancing slow-mo film called Falling, a music video for AAA called La Boum Fatale, and a very sexy Brazillian music video called Mallu Magalhaes --Sambinha Bom. Finally, in the geeky musical fun department, there’s Instruments of Robot Repair below. Enjoy and please don’t blame me if you waste a couple of hours exploring Vimeo.
04.24.2012 | 11:35 PM •
Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center. "The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth."
This gorgeous time-lapse video starts in the dark of the Gulf of Mexico and flies by the night lights of Florida, DC, NYC, and up past Newfoundland. At the end, you are rewarded with the green dance of the Aurora Borealis. Warning: loading the video takes about 30 seconds. See lots more here.
02.13.2010 | 12:38 AM •
A stop action test I made the morning after the snowstorm.
02.11.2010 | 06:00 PM •
A little movie I made at the Dean Street playground during the snowstorm. Music by John Lee Hooker.
01.24.2010 | 10:33 PM •
Man on Wire is a 2008 documentary of wire walker Philip Petit’s preparations for his world-famous Twin Towers stunt. On the morning of August 7, 1974, Petit made 8 crossings, lingering on the wire for over 40 minutes 1400 feet above the street without a safety net! The audacity and the depth of planning of this stunt are especially remarkable given how the Towers were destroyed 27 years later. Why did he do it? The press and police badgered him with that question, a question the Frenchman called very American. After you watch this fascinating film, you realize how irrelevant the question is.
11.05.2009 | 09:38 PM •
One of my last evenings at ACA, I made a little movie of my bike ride to Turnbull Bay. The music is a beautiful sentimental excerpt from Gorecki's London Symphony.
05.21.2009 | 09:56 PM •
12.19.2008 | 02:31 PM •
06.24.2008 | 03:22 PM •
In a kind of Borgesian rewriting of history, United Artists has apparently doctored old photographs of Claus von Stauffenberg, the attempted assassin of Hitler, so they resemble better Tom Cruise who is playing the German hero in a film called Valkyrie slated to open in February of 2009. Read about the controversy and how it ties in to Scientology here.