Archive for November, 2008

House of Passion

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Goodbye to November and to Videoblogging Month 08. I started late, but I had great fun (and cleared part of the attic as well).

Color Field Painting Homage Constructed from the Film “The Tender Touch”

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

One last color field painting. And one last video for Videoblogging Month. What will it be? I’ll worry about that tomorrow!


Friday, November 28th, 2008


I channel Andy Rooney. It’s nice to be a grumpy old man now and again.


Thursday, November 27th, 2008

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.

Thanksgiving Story

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

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.

My Shoes Are Killing Me

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

This is another video from the attic. This is the third and last, to date anyway, 48 Hour Film I helped to make. You can see the first two here and here. If you like the film please visit some of the key players online.

48 Hour Film Project
Sandie Black
Maurice Martin
Joe Hansard
Chris Griffin

Sweet System

Monday, November 24th, 2008

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.

Morning Hair (Unmodified) w/Cary Grant Mask

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

by flash-light: Kid Congo Powers @ Civilian

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

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.

Tape Damaged Pope

Thursday, November 20th, 2008