Destruction Demolition Deconstruction

  1. Shot in Saddam Hussein's hilltop palace in the mountains overlooking the River Tigris, Theatre of War is a slow, virtually static video piece redolent of classical history painting. Audio was recorded at the official US military hand-over ceremony at the nearby city of Saniya. A mullah's prayer for unity among Arabs is spoken, after which the pan-Arab national anthem, Mawtini (My Homeland) is played, emphasizing Arab national solidarity and a pan-Arab territory. Made in Iraq in March 2009.

    Cinematography and Editing by Trevor Tweeten

    Digital Color and Post Production by Jerome Thelia

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  2. Eric Sander/Brandon Jones-WGHP

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  3. Shot a few samples from the tearing down of the Alpinglow Inn at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Used a 5dmk2, T2i/550D, and our remote helicam.

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  4. A Site-Specific Interventional Installation in Shanghai. 2006.
    Groups of people from the city were gathered to the Jiangbian(Riverside) Ferry, Puxi, at 5pm, 2Jun, 2006. Crossed Huangpu River, three-minute walk from the waterfront to a clearing site, it was 5:30 at the summer dusk. Standing on a broken ground people were watching at this particular patina building glow in the dimming skylight. It was very the last dinner for the only and last family holding on the top floor, who moved out the next day before this building tore down to a clean site to host the upcoming Shanghai World Expo 2010—in 1,429 single day.

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  5. A video tour of an abandoned, decaying glass container factory in northern California. Music by Monolake.

    Lenses used:

    Canon 10-22mm for the moving shots

    Sigma 30mm f1.4 for the still "DOF" shots

    Canon 70-200 f4 for one tripod shot of the roof with hail coming in

    Canon 17-55mm f2.8. for the tripod shots of the rain cascading into the space

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Destruction Demolition Deconstruction

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