Monday, May 01, 2006

My Video RE: the Da Vinci Code. It is my take on Leonardo's insight and the clues he left for all of us, should we be listening. Certainly inspired to a degree off of Dan Brown's novel, but also inspired by a closer examination of Leonardo's sketches and paintings.I call it "Anima Sol" ...the music is by the group Reflection Theory.

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Here is a video that has a core that I first produced in September '04. Back then it was simply an anti-war piece. With the growing mess created by the Bush presidency, I wanted to update the vid. I then heard writer Rabbi Michael Lerner (The Left Hand of God)from tikkun.org in February of '06 and revamped the whole video/concept. The original was simply titled "Frozen" (the Madonna song used) but hopefully now it has some "Thaw" in it!

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Chris Brickler produced a fine video to this great song in early '05. He gave me permission to take the performance footage and I then created my own video concept for the tune where r the ppl? I built the concept around the sad life sucking power of television, more specifically the corporate "axis of evil" that controls television. I published it in January of '06 ...it's garnered very little reaction, but some people around me say it is great. Take a few minutes and judge for yourself.

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In late November of '05 my girlfriend Gail mentioned to me that the 25th aniversary of John Lennon's murder was coming up(Dec. 8th). She thought it would be nice if I could put something together to possibly enliven our memory of John and his message. I agreed, but I didn't want it to be just another tribute and I also wanted to use music other than the Beatles or John Lennon. Using U2 tunage I scrambled to assemble this video in breakneck time. It was really strange (and kinda spooky) but having already posted a notice on my home website that a John Lennon memorial video would be up at 9:50PST Dec 8 (the moment of his death) I busted my ass to finish it and then the FTP video upload finished at exactly 9:50!

Hope you can check it out.

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Started putting together this music video essay about hurricane Katrina, the slow response and the elevated hazzards (and causes) of our tropical weather as soon as things was playing out in August of '05. I even traveled to SE Texas in effort to intercept hurricane Rita for further footage (she weakened and veered east). Still could not find a 'vibe' to make the video until November. When Katrina was being labeled as a sign of global warming I first though that was far-fetched, but the as the season progressed and looking back at the last couple tropical seasons ...somethings up! Music from The Tragically Hip to Randy Newman to Celine Dion gives it a wide range of attitudes methinks. Here it is warts and all...

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This video I produced originally in August of '03. It was made as a personal letter to the folks at NASA who I had serendipitously come in contact with after having video taped the last few minutes of the tragic re-entry of the space shuttle Columbia. I felt they had been unduly labeled "reckless" ...well really it was me just giving them a hug if you will. More insight on my motivation is HERE if you care for more, otherwise here is the video...

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Put this one "out there" in October of '04. It's my yelp on how strangly paranoid, fearful and changed America had become because of a weird group of Islamists that took advantage of a "loophole" in our defense/mindset ...common sense should tell us-damage inflicted does not equal the future threat. We must take time to consider all the parameters. But most of America did not take the time to do so and now look what it has gotten us...US! Things could've been different ...we took the bait bin Ladin dangled before us.

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After the December '04 Indian Ocean tsunami I wanted to try to coagulate, to focus the unbelievable power and devastation this geological event had delivered. I put it together rather quickly (weakly)with scraps of video and photos culled from the internet. I've reworked it a time or two afterwards in effort to enhance. Much more a testimony of the power and scope of the event... "Gaia" has echoed louder (email/responses) than any other video I've made to date.

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After viewing "Gaia Shuddered" song writer Godfrey Tisseverasinghe contacted me about making a music video to his song Carry Me Through which he wrote to the strength of the women of south Asia, and their importance in the recovery from the tsunami. This is that video (May '05)

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A returning tsunami relief NGO emailed me with "thank yous" for gaia. I asked for photos and videos in hopes to make a little movie about what it is like to help. Paramedics for Children gave me some of what they had and with that I made... "With All We Had" a short film about trying to make a difference.

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Growing up in the shadow of Sun Devil stadium (Arizona State University) and being very much a fan of Pat Tillman well before the world knew of his curious nature, his untimely death hit me deeply. Not knowing him personally, but knowing he wasn't some blind faith American patriot (as the Right was painting him), but the truest of patriots...his eyes were wide open and seeing all the colours! I knew I had to make a video with the hope to convey at least a degree of his spirit/effect/strength. Don't know if I pulled it off, but here it is...Red, White, Blue... Yellow,Purple,Pink,Gold and Maroon.

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