Josh searches for motivation.

"One of the most magnificent films I have seen in years ... [a] relentless and fully-committed scream of artistic intent, desire, confusion, effort and love." -- Alessandro Cima
candlelightstories.com/2011/08/14/seizure-a-magnificent-cry-for-art-by-david-vaipan/

see §3b "Success' Relativity" decelerated here: vimeo.com/36566355
or, if you don't have much time, watch Seizure accelerated 700% here: vimeo.com/41242352

by David Vaipan @ vaipan.com

you're your own eclipser
who shadows aspiration
with complete abdication
whose days are shrouded spent
in narcotized resignation
(and yet even in the moon's ascent)
an unseen orb's illuminant
latent ability
you russet with inactivity
but O! it looks damn pretty

so,
you're your own saboteur
who justifies indolence
with 'what ifs' and 'contingence'
whose nights' subconscious fears
are of efforts met with silence
(or or abhorrence or jeers or cheers)
so shut the blinds go grab some beers
sunlight's false potential
a moonbeam's hopes aren't quintessential
O! all's inconsequential

yet,
you're your own Creator
who overtakes risks innate
with ev'ry stab to create
whose own life's blood devours
charges past past your wont to wait
(the gross phantom of a trillion hours)
stand up and start and seize what's ours
initial pace a creep
you know every mountain grows steep
and so, do you wake or sleep?

this one has one of my favorite soundtracks yet (see video credits for more complete info):
Julia LaDense "Everyone Rushes to Assemblies" + Karlheinz Stockhausen "Gruppen" + Bright Eyes "The Big Picture" + Richard Strauss "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" + Hella "Wildlife Takes the Loser by Night (Movement 5)" + Afternoon Brother "Track 03" + Max Roach and Anthony Braxton "Birth" + John Zorn "Good Old Days" + John Cage "Imaginary Landscapes No. 2" + Edgard Varese "Ameriques" + George Antheil "Ballet Mecanique" + Johann Sebastian Bach "Goldberg Variations" + Erik Satie "Parade" + Igor Stravinsky "The Rite of Spring" + Arnold Schoenberg "String Quartet No 1 in D minor" + Steve Reich "Four Organs" + The Rolling Stones "Sympathy for the Devil" + Joan of Arc "When the Parish School Dismisses the Children Running Sing"

and clips from (in order o' appearance): "2001: A Space Odyssey" d. Stanley Kubrick (1968) + "Fight Club" d. David Fincher (1999) + "Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles" d. Chantal Akerman (1975) + "Kiss" d. Andy Warhol (1963) + "The Petrified Dog" d. Sidney Peterson (1948) + "Le Voyage Dans La Lune" d. Georges Méliès (1902) + "Un Chien Andalou" d. Luis Buñuel (1929) + "Rabbit's Moon" d. Kenneth Anger (1972)

shot on Canon 5D mark II edited in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and the final collage in Photoshop
see vaipan.com/seizureworkflow.jpg (7mb) for the entire premiere pro project; 10 video tracks/110 audio tracks

Vimeo encodes at 30fps (rather than 60 (but still the greatest video encoding out there)) causing the final collage to strobe/blur -- to see better quality at 60fps download on vimeo

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