Archive for May, 2006

On The Way To Work

Monday, May 29th, 2006

On The Way To Work

The theme of this and the last post is incredible people that made dubious choices regarding product promotion. I didn’t notice this theme until I was nearly done with this movie . . . I love a nice coincidence! Click the picture to see the movie.

Muhammad Ali Bug Killing Spray

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Muhammad Ali Bug Killing Spray

My niece Sara is back! This time we are in search of archeological treasure . . . Muhammad Ali Bug Killing Spray. Will we find it? Click the picture to find out. Also, you can check out Sara’s other appearances on Hopper Video here and here.

Miss Gringa

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Miss Gringa
(WARRNING VIDEO CONTAINS A PENIS)
Last night I read the sexism/objectification of women discussion on the yahoo vloggers group (just search “golf” if you are unfamiliar with the discussion). I thought I would join the discussion by sharing a video I made in the late 1990s. It chronicles an experience a friend of mine had involving sexual harassment in Venezuela. I juxtaposed her experiences with imagery from one of America’s “great” celebrations of sexism, the Miss America Pageant.

I believe that human beings inherently love beauty. The problem with our culture today is that we have fetishised a particular version of female beauty and elevated it above all other versions of beauty. So the fact that a person seeking a large audience attempts to recruit a mouthpiece that satisfies the current cultural fetish is not surprising. The question for all of us, as makers of media, is whether we want to be part of an effort to expand society’s conception of beauty or do we simply want to “play it as it lays” and cater to the current state of our cultural development.

This video pre-dates my vlogging days and is therefore longish (about 5 min./30 mb). So click the picture to see it and then busy yourself elsewhere during the lengthy download.

Peace,
Rob

Washington Post – April 13, 2006

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Washington Post - April 13, 2006

Pinch me . . . I want to wake up.
Click on the picture to play movie.