Monday, August 27, 2007
For my part, I've been uploading videos to several different services. So far, my favorite is called VIRB. The quality is just completely next level compared to YouTube (they allow files three times the size of youtube). They allow you to choose your thumbnail image. Plus they have a cool feature on their page where you can black out everything but the video.
I worked insane hours on my "Zombies" video. So when I put posted it to YouTube and it looked like a fuzzy mess, I was upset. Here is the YouTube version:
And here is the VIRB version:
VIRB seems to stretch out the frame... but overall the insanely better quality makes up for it. I am also investigating a website called DIVX. Anytbody know anything about that?
Anyhow, one thing is certain:
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Made in collaboration with Peter Simonite. His ace editing skills are on full-display here. We started by filming an actual TV grid ( 6 X 6 screens); the grid's wood frame was built by Adam Bork, aka Earthpig. Peter later expanded the grid enormously, with the aid of AfterEffects. But the original, the core, is all real-time filming.
Each screen in the grid is connected to an individual DVD player; each DVD player is loaded with a short film I made called "Surfing" -- a super8 creation shot off the jumbotron screens in Times Square. The TV's were all started at the same time and left to run for several hours. Since each DVD was individually burned and slightly longer or shorter than the others, letting them run for several hours made the grid jump in random patterns of frenzied activity and cooled off colors.
The video / audio begins and ends in the same place. The video is intended to be run infinitely, in a gallery setting. Hence the name "Moebius."
This was an incredibly satisying collaboration. Check out Peter's other work here.
BB: electric guitar, upright piano, electric piano, synthesizer, tape delay, conducting
Joey Koehl : left-hand only distorted guitar
Nathan Stein : French horn echoes
Peter Simonite : eyes closed piano
Matt Oliver : Moog pulse
Michael Baird : twinkled piano
Gabe Pearlman : vox organ
Sam Sanford : drone guitar
Jordan R Johns : drum