(EDIT MORE LATER) About the video: I juxtaposed footage from 1939 World Fair, bombings of Hiroshima/Germany, and a 1946 atomic test. The background is a projection of the earlier Melancholy edit onto an electronic junk sculpture I was making (but subsequently didn’t finish). Also, the fireworks theme. Basically, it’s about human need/love for artificial light, fire, and the destructive darkness of the light we cherish.
I submitted this video for the KISS Contest, the Kamloops Independent Short Short film competition on May 15, 2008. It is the most recent example of my experiments with my portable projector connected to my video iPod. The video shows images of animals that used to live where I now live projected into different spaces of the house. Then, projected videos of youtube into nature, hoping the animals in the shadows might enjoy them.
Heard about a video contest for this upcoming Modest Mouse single. The contest page provided several different shots of the band in the studio, and against a green screen, recording this song. So, with that resource available, it was up to the video creator to take it from there. So, I projected the video clips into the bathroom sink and bathtub, and then using my underwater camera, filmed the scenes and then edited it back together. It got to be quite a tricky mess, in terms of trying to match up the video clips with the audio and what-not. Happy with the result, but never did hear any feedback from anyone on this video.
Video for Jet Echo’s “Drift Speaking.” I’d had footage of them playing different venues in Seoul, and they went on a tour of Japan, China, and Korea. That inspired me to dig up some of my Japan footage, and imagine Northeast Asia at night, while Jet Echo played live somewhere.
Set to the music of Seafran’s (a French DJ/musician living in Seoul: myspace.com/seafran/) “Irie Days,” this is a video recap of Flowfest 2006, a music festival which took place in Gangchon, South Korea in June 2006. The video combines photos and various filming techniques like filming projected images on moving things and underwater filming. Thanks also to the photo contributions from Paul Kotyk: paulkotyk.com