Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Final Collage

Wish you could see it but a video that is so huge (conceptually) just takes a while to upload. (generations).

Anyways it turns out you cant really make a good movie if you don't give yourself any themes or constraints and have unlimited footage! There's some good stuff though.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Admiral Herzog

Tooot toot!
Who's that coming around the bend??
Its Werner Herzog in his big steam boat!

Say hello to Werner everyone!

Here he comes, chuggin round the bend.
I wonder off to what new world he'll send!

Werner Herzog was a filmmaker (RIP) from Germany. He was also one of the best sea captains that have ever lived. His exploits as a seaman far exceed those of his film making, even though he had directed 68 films over the course of his short life. His life was cut short while filming a documentary about sailing in the Bermuda triangle. He was posthumously awarded with the Lindbergh Baby Award by President John F Kennedy in 1967 at his funeral.  
The young sailor's parents on their honeymoon (1939)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

I'm taller than all of you

I need more shots of people, I'm gonna go through my iphone photos this week. its boring without people right?


Pulped Under Pressure

Notes in a handmade book:

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Remembrance, significance.

Assembling records. Creating meaning.

How do you put feeling into banality? There's no need to be original. The most beautiful things are already here.

Scott Carrier stitches together a beautiful and nostalgic soundscape through meaningless records. 

These newer mediums invested in objective reproduction of reality have their philosophical problems, but they are good for this project of remembrance.

Carrier's project was inspired by Bill Owens' photo book Suburbia

What a great book. Check it out from the Seeley G. Mudd Library where I work!

Robert Adams (1937-still alive as of Jan 28, 2018 11:51 PM)
Capturing an even more banal and sinister beauty in the growing American suburbs.

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Saint Anthony of Padua, the Patron saint of travel and lost things.

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 And here is the container holding his tongue!

Ah but what can we do for these lost things!
Find them! And remember them. And ask other to remember.

Andrei Platonov's Voshchev from The Foundation Pit 

"It was hot, a day wind was blowing and cocks were crowing in some village–––
everything had abandoned itself to meek existence, only Voshchev had made himself separate and silent. A dead, fallen leaf lay beside Voshchev's head; the wind had brought it there from a distant tree, and now this leaf faced humility in the earth. Voshchev picked up the leaf that had withered and hid it away in a secret compartment of his bag, where he took care of all kinds of objects of unhappiness and obscurity. 'You did not possess the meaning of life,' supposed Voshchev with the miserliness of compassion. 'Stay here––and I'll find out what you lived and perished for. Since no one needs you and you lie about amidst the whole world, then I shall store and remember you. ... He laid under his head the bag where he collected every kind of obscurity for memory and vengance, felt sad, and so fell asleep."

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Nostalgia baby

 I can't edit at home, I discovered, but I've organized many files and been rewatching, making mental sketches and associations. Rewatching this footage I'm glad I'm a few months removed from it, editing it in winter. I want to begin with this audio of my drive from Appleton to Minneapolis in June this summer.

Bugs, dead things, planes, clouds, shadows, and transparencies seemed to be what interested me this summer. The footage is beautiful but sloppy. I am getting exactly the feeling I felt when filming this summer, so I'm confident I can come up with a successful project.

The things I'm most worried about is the discontinuity between different settings. Specifically, I think there is an obvious difference in the footage I took while in Canada vs. while at home. The light and foliage is very different, but most of all it seems I was thinking of different things when filming.

Below are screengrabs from footage I'll be using, and below is the audio of radio interference.

Play until 1:30 and then skip to 9:11 and then stop at like 10:30