All kinds of inspired by the trailer that lilacamy made that I wanted to have a crack at it, too! :)
I thought it would be nice to draw attention to some things that I love, that I sometimes take for granted. So, this is the first in, what I hope will become, a series of 'In praise of...' videos.
More to come... :)
I don't have anything to say about this, other than to say that Pammy and I had a lot of fun making this :)
With Ali Craig
Filmed on location at Glasgow Necropolis
Special thanks to marcelle for her awesome footage
And extra special thank you to my mate Colin, and Cam_4 for helping film.
First of all, a confession: I haven’t watched any of the OWS remixes. My apologies to RyanPatrick, Redheadedmonster and others who have done, what I imagine to be, great remixes so far. I haven’t watched them because, while I think that seeing other remixes can be a great way to take what others have done and be inspired by them, I felt very strongly, in this case especially, that I needed to find my own voice within all of this footage. I wanted to find out what I thought.
This was very much a labour of love for me. One of the things that makes this subject and all of this amazing footage so difficult to remix is that you can’t skim through it. There’s no hunting-and-pecking for the shots that you want. You have to watch. And listen.
Another thing that makes it difficult in this case is that the footage belongs to someone else. It would have been entirely different if I had been the one there filming it; I’d have my memory to fall back on and say, ‘Oh yeah, I remember that someone said something that might be useful here…’. Instead, it’s more of a ‘shared’ memory. In order for me to have a memory of it, I had to relive it.
My goal with this video was to start out slowly and let it build and build until it nearly overheats. Wirrow’s music is absolutely perfect for this; that boy does know how to build up suspense and tension and excitement in his music. However, because I think that the voice overs and descriptions are important, I want to save anyone the trouble of having to recreate it, so I’m going to upload a version without Wirrow’s beautiful music in the background.
Anyway, I’ve rambled enough. Thanks for reading (and watching).
Added Marke's 'Tired' to the resources, because, I dunno...it just felt like some of the footage fit.
A while ago, I edited a video for the vinyl collab, and lovely Mattconley gave me a lot of really great feedback, which i found indispensable.
Finally, I had enough time to devote to having a second whack at it, incorporating more voices, more footage, more testimonials; plus jeffpeff uploaded that amazing footage of the making of the RECollection vinyl and I just couldn't resist using it.
Hope you enjoy it!
Raw footage of my new kitten, Gryphon. In case anyone needs kitten footage, I guess!
Got this idea while at the pub with Pamagotchi. Took a few tries! But thought this may come in handy for a logo/intro design.
This piece is the child born of the story below: Please, read it if you would like to know more about my own story behind it.
There's plenty of room for people to put their own story to it, or comment about how they interpret this video... or derive something entirely new from it. Who knows!
Though, in short, this piece is a wave goodbye to my past. Now, finding myself on hitRECord, collaborating means building new things. Part of building a-new is letting go. Inadvertently, while building the edit I discovered that the threaded stories are connected in very unexpected ways, but that there is one underlying story being told over the years.
With collaboration in mind, there's a lot more I would have liked to include in this (To just give to hitRECord), but since a lot of it is under the (Awfully outdated) Warner/Universal contracts - they technically own it, even though I created it... and since THE LAW IS THE LAW... well, I could only use some of my old stuff. Which, I simply wanted to offer up to anyone who wants to do anything with it. Hence why I am also uploading the raw materials (Including some RAW .R3D files and 1080p versions)
On a special note: The beginning and the end shots of the girl in bed, are of Michéle, and also the very first things that I'd ever shot with her (12 years ago?) - which, was one of the very first times I'd done something on my own for the sake of doing it. That is to say, not as part of some music video or some client thing. Then again, you'd get that and then some, if you read the story linked above! (Personally, I wish I could find the old stop motion flicks I made when I was 6... oh well.)
Added this to a few other related collaborations, aside from just the loops collab. Which, I know is an old project - but I still wanted to put this in there, since it's so deeply personal to me. It hit me in the bones.
(Placeholder for link to - red epic greenscreen files)
(Placeholder for link to - various raw footage)
Cameras used: Red Epic, Red One, Canon T2i, Panasonic Lumix GH2, Canon Rebel (The original silvah!), Canon XL-H1
RT: 00:06:12:00 (216 in reverse, because I'm from Cleveland)
Format: .mp4, H.264 VBR2, BR 5-10, AAC 48k - 1280x720 Square
Locations: Seattle, Cleveland, Hollywood, Orlando, NYC (Booklyn, son!)
Releases: Over the years I've been really good about keeping copies of paperwork when it was needed. So, all of that is available if ever necessary. (Locations, permissions/releases for both minors and casted [non-union] talent. - All are my right to transfer rights/license in perpetuity.)
So, I did a paper stop-motion :P Feel free to remix and such! I put the original version of the song up, just so it's easier to add more on top.
(Don't ask me why we're barefoot in snow--this was shot during a Thai heat wave!)
Special thanks to my friends Tanya (cameralady & co-conspirator) & Nathan (dude in the video)!