The funnest weekend with my best friends. Lance says it just right.
During the pre production of the 'Pack Your Bags' video, Tyler T Williams and I found we had a lot more in common than just music and the videos that surrounded them. Talking on a regular basis by phone and through emails, we instantly acquired a friendship. Our love for 90's TV shows and artsy indie films soon found me buying plane tickets to Boise Idaho, where Williams lives. We had talked about shooting another video, though my intentions were far from that upon arrival. Matt Jones, also of Audio Milk, was so kind to pick me up from the airport and show me the sights and sounds of what Boise had to offer. I quickly noticed that Boise felt like home in a way. The people were courteous; the landscape (other than the snow covered mountains) reminded me of where I live. Everyone was completely welcoming to the fact that I had made my way to Boise. I felt at home, a feeling I've honestly never felt anywhere else throughout all the travelling I've ever done. The first night consisted of me, Tyler, Kait (Tyler's girlfriend), Matt Jones and Trevor Powers at Tyler's home. We ended up buying a case of beer and followed by watching the film "Clue". I have to admit I only made it about an hour in before I passed smooth out.
The following day, Tyler and I began premeditating the video that we had talked about. I knew from the get go that I didn't want anything serious, nor depressing. The video for 'Pack Your Bags' had enough of that to last a lifetime! Instead, we began plotting out ideas to shoot material for the track 'Kathryn, My Love'. After hearing about a local costume shop, the idea struck me. At first, it was only going to be myself in a costume for the video, but after trying on various animal heads and throwing out ideas, I realized I wanted both Kait and Matt in the video as well. I picked out the bear costume, Kait was chosen the eagle, and Matt ended up getting the sheep dog.
The shooting of the video was and always will be a priceless memory for me. Random moments tend to pull at your heart strings, because you know you can't ever get those back. For instance, the animal heads we were wearing were heavy and hot. Tyler stepped in dog feces by accident, and the people passing by stopped to take pictures and to give us hugs. There are just certain things in life you will never forget. And that is defiantly one of those moments. The final shots in the video were at a local venue, where that night they were having a drag show. Undeniably the perfect spot to film. At first, people starred at us, but quickly got in to the whole idea we were trying to achieve by dancing alongside of us. I recall a moment where both I and Matt had stepped off the dance floor to rest. Little did Kait know, she was still out busting moves with everyone, even though Tyler wasn't filming.
To make a long story short, I had one of the best times of my life while visiting Boise. Our idea just to have fun with what we were doing rather than taking everything so serious ended up establishing a cherished memory for all of us. I'll always look back at this video and think of Boise and the wonderful time I had while visiting. Sometimes being playful has its benefits, too. We as humans, sometimes take everything so seriously. We forget to relax every now and then and just allow things to happen. This video is documentation to a group of people who threw down their barriers, and just let lose. Thank you to Tyler, Kait, Matt and everyone else who was a part of this video. I will never forget your hospitality and love.
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" I have chooses to choose a video pertaining to Volkan Ergen video which is accordingly Image moving. Moreover not of concern I asked him for the permission. “Ocpdocpd” Which funny and strange name for a sequence. But when it is a question of representing a scene of passage between the life and death, of spirituality is not it strange not to manage to include/understand the borders of comprehension. To include/understand is to translate then do not include/understand.
This video I feel there this duality of the man only crushed by the Nature which sometimes is consumed by it. Something of spiritual. It is the body of a woman lost in the Forest. The spirit of a woman lost in a passage. I feel there in the same way by the effect of the scene reversed like the effects of the LSD or drugs of illusions. Let us be us lost? Let us be us in fright? All this could be a fright, a dance towards this covered heart of blue painting. And this act makes me recall in my atlas an artist Rudolf Schwarzkogler. It in vain makes belong to the actionnists Viennese, he does not function similar more spiritual. This video it is spirituality way rite and sacrifice. A world with back and moreover can be an emissary bouquet. Suddenly at the end of this pseudo performance vis-a-vis this body in becoming to die another person appears. Magic? Beyond? In any case I do not know if it is a woman or a man or even a dream vêtue of hair of animals. The woman is made bring and left a cry which one does not hear the sound or cannot it leave or does not manage it to push a cry. It is made carry and more it disappears it becomes body and its spirit flies away, its humanity disappears. I see as in the tragedies. The heart is to become it of the woman. It becomes itself heart with sacrifice or may be that is the thing which of east was useful. Doubt the future, doubts perception. Confusion of the borders. Blue hands, bodies blue. Blue can return to Klein obviously but here that reference to the esthetics of the video, this strange and supernatural aspect. The hands blue it is the enchantment of the fairy tales can be. The truth is not the reality which one wishes to see. Hands in the air? Is this the border of this end of research? All is there to be seen. The video is mysterious. The hands blue it east can be to it imaginary gift and exchange contrary to the negative hand. Still in superposition, there are images of gulls flies from there. That makes me recall possible tales on the gulls. Can be a morals on the mortality of the bodies. This effect of kaleidoscope of these animals gives an effect all in as much mystical and fright and something of morals which could have been in the tales. And if the gulls wanted to say something on the prey as for the jackals? Animals necrophagous? Nourishing waste and meats? Can be that they will eat the heart which one saw can be the young woman? The gull it is also the traveller. The spirits fly away. The body is made transport. And the music in all that, it has something of enivrant like the effects of the LSD. Music of tale it is probable. I like the music much they are sounds of environment, rain, fire, sheet dead but also of cawing odd, odd echoes can be noises of monsters, cries of gulls…. all that makes me think of the musics of David Tudor.
All this music makes it video worrying and incomprehensible. And question atlas that evokes me Bill Viola, Mc luhan… for the effect of the rather oneiric image. But at the same time that resembles a fairy tale. Curiously why I do not know of it too anything but this oneiric universe returns the history in fairy tale. Is this can be this thing disguised with a costume of hair resembling a bear, a dream. And with this costume of hair of animal I think of the extract of an artist Alice Anderson “Beard blue”. The hairs curiously that always interested me. Not like male effect, female but for their intriguing aspect which returns to something of abnormal or why not of oedipien? I do not know why. that me fascine can be because of the animality that that to create and symbolism that that can return on the forest. Why does it hold or it them eyes of the young woman? it is really worrying. and these blue hands that always returns in force. Why this film of Alice Anderson? I find that the two universes are complementary. The hairs of this woman gives him an aspect worrying and here in this film of Volkan, it is the ensured metaphor, the transformation into an animal since in lower part of this costume a skirt resides. Is this can be the double of this young woman? a tale can be quite simply, a tale without words… "
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In an abandoned beach house, a solitary girl finds a mysterious camera that reveals something unexpected.
"Perfect in its simplicity, beautiful and haunting in its visuals, The Camera is a reminder that a great film is in everyone’s grasp, as long as he/she has the creative capacity and appropriate willpower to drop pretension, and quite simply, make something." —Short of the Week
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Aside from a few unfinished running-around-in-the-woods-with-guns experiments from my early teens, this is my first film. I made it because I love all the different aspects of filmmaking, because I was tired of my fear of failure, and because I wanted to see what would happen if I just finished one. Maybe this will lead to bigger and better films; maybe not. Either way I learned something.
The story was largely born from its constraints. It had to be doable in my free time, and I had to be able to shoot it during my vacation in Nags Head, NC—with a budget of only $50, to cover the props (I'd previously owned the Canon T2i, lenses, and Logic Pro, and used the free 30-day trial of FCPX). I wanted it to be a simple story with a mysterious twist or two.
I got lots of advice from fellow filmmakers—Andrew, Mitchell, Kyle, Brian, Shepherd, Drew, David, and others. If you like the film, thank you Andrew, Mitchell, Kyle, Brian, Shepherd, Drew, and David. If you thought it was rubbish, they only tried to make it better than it was. And thanks again to Abbie and Gabe, without whose talents I couldn't have made it.
Some have asked about Emily; the film wasn't written about her (she passed away while it was in post-production), but she was a dear friend of my family and many others, and it was an honor to dedicate it to her memory.
Many of you know far more about filmmaking than I do, so please feel free to offer any critique.
The Lights Film School blog interviewed me about the making of the film and overcoming fear of failure: http://www.lightsfilmschool.com/blog/short-film-canon-t2i-low-budget/1780/
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The Alphabet 2- a horn book video experiment - is a developmental spelling - video where each character visually represents the meaning of the word itself. Playing with different techniques and materials into little and big spaces, but always focusing on Helvetica font's proportions. A collection of words in a delightful spelling-video.
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