Goodbye to November and to Videoblogging Month 08. I started late, but I had great fun (and cleared part of the attic as well).
One last color field painting. And one last video for Videoblogging Month. What will it be? I’ll worry about that tomorrow!
I channel Andy Rooney. It’s nice to be a grumpy old man now and again.
I’m not a steampunk, but I do love old technology. Here’s a love note to the phone booth. My wife, Maribeth concieved and shot the movie. I cut it and added music.
Here’s a Thanksgiving Video Special from the Hopper Video Vault (12/05).
One interesting and sad coincidence, in the section of the video where things start to go badly for the Indians; I use football footage to parallel the narration regarding war. The football footage includes quarterback Michael Vick, who would later be sent to prison for dog fighting. The human bloodlust has not been satisfied yet. And on that happy note, have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Here’s a Thanksgiving Next To Heaven.
Here’s another from the attic. This movie is the my second post-linear editing effort (I bought a used Media 100). My great buddy Maurice Martin and I came up with the idea of a character that had trouble differentiating between technology and nature. We walked around my neighborhood and shot Maurice in character. By the way, I did not ask him to lick the tire, I said “look at it lovingly” — and the rest is history (we washed his mouth out with peroxide).
This picture doesn’t show much discipline or focus, but it does show my excitement to communicate in new ways and with the fancy new tools! Fun days (of more than 10 years ago). You also get a look at the original, epic, and silly Hopper Video logo.
Kid’s a great showman, and you want to see his face as he’s singing, but there wasn’t enough light for my camera to capture his face. So, I made the most out those instances when I had light via nearby photographers.