Archive for the ‘video – others’ Category
MIDI Users' Group performs at an electronic music event, Oscillate:Pittsburgh 2017 [YouTube]
Travis Hallenbeck tweeted: "my set in Pittsburgh was described by the organizer as like being stuck in an office"
On the other hand, it was kind of refreshing not seeing an Apple laptop or a rack of modular gear. These not-quite-ancient MIDI devices have their own unique sound and seem to have their own mind. Hallenbeck treats them like a flock of erratic sheep, letting them go where they will and savoring their little bleeps and hums as events in themselves. The caretaker approach to (dis)organized sound.
As I have mentioned a few times, my latest music release is available as an audio cassette.
Cassettes are such a novelty at this point that a demo of what to do with one might come in handy!
Thanks to Rene Ae for providing this.
Here's a homemade clip of the end credits of Godzilla: Final Wars.
This could be Jean-Luc Godard doing Leni Riefenstahl, as interpreted by Junior in his mom's basement, using a phone to film a laptop. As the camera shakes and struggles to stay centered (difficult when filming widescreen in "extreme portrait" mode), Mom can be heard off camera yelling at Junior to pay attention to her.
The credits are a series of "money shot" clips of monsters flying, fighting, and screaming in rage, close-ups of anxious human faces (that you saw earlier in the movie), people fighting in space suits, and choreographed explosions.
This exciting montage (rolled over by credit-text) is accompanied by a rather haunting symphonic synthesizer score by prog rock titan Keith Emerson. (He said in an interview that only a portion of the music he wrote for the film was used, but this is intact, apparently.) The scale-climbing classical crescendos, in an earlier era, might be written with the same intensity by a composer such as Tchaikovsky to commemorate a major battle. The sound quality on Junior's phone is good enough to pick up most of the musical bravado while the action mayhem is being savored.
Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) is an almost note-perfect continuation of the '60s Japanese monster tradition of Destroy All Monsters. There's almost nothing in it to tell you it wasn't made in 1968.
YouTube by Rene Ae
1000 organic views by year end, let's do it.
3 MB GIF (embedded in HTML page) that I made of a Vine posted to twitter by glasspopcorn. [removed]
Update: Decided a "shared" Vine was better than a grainy GIF for this particular subject matter.
GIF made from a video by Matthew Geller [YouTube]
34th Street subway station
Am working on a series of GIFs to document my projections in the recent BYOB NY show. Rafael Rozendaal's YouTube video of the event is my source of clips at this point--I really appreciate that he got some good shots of the work. Here is the first GIF. My "blue bomb" remix is in the center. Note also one of Ryder Ripps' peripatetic frames rather dramatically descending on the right to enclose another work (not sure whose). Jeremy Bailey's projection is on the left. I like how every part of this GIF is in some kind of independent motion.
jimpunk, "We Fix Antlers II" [YouTube]
the original data grinder. this work comes as close as any to rocking the standardized confines of YouTube. there is always that tension that something is breaking. the pure aesthetics of the digital accident. never trendy, always reliably pissed-off.
"Night at the Ex," video by Jacob Stein: [YouTube]
Cropped Clip [html page with embedded .5 MB Quicktime movie]
The Stein vid was posted in the comments to Nasty Nets. It's a camera following a girl in battery-operated devil horns as she walks around a fairground with Beck's "Gamma Ray" on the soundtrack. Banal, ordinary but very watchable, lots of depth and multilayered movement. In the clip I made, note all the levels of action going on simultaneously: boys running through funhouse tube, jumping, turning to the right, tube rotating, girl swiveling head, devil horns blinking, carousel lights flashing in the background, guy at back of tube who might be filming (?). De Palma-esque trigonometry on a budget.