Underground Filmic Mayhem From Danny Plotnick

  1. Field 5 is an abstract/experimental music video from Henry Plotnicks's debut album Fields, which was released on Holy Mountain Records in 2013. Plotnick, who is only 12, is making music under the spell of Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Terry Riley, but he's adding plenty of modern and original touches to the mix. He describes his music as “a delightfully bizarre electronic looping symphony for the very patient."

    The video is culled from footage Henry has shot over the past year. Like his music, which is anchored by looping and repetitive structures, he is visually captivated by hypnotic, swirling and colorful imagery, which the video showcases.

    Images: Henry Plotnick
    Editing: Henry Plotnick & Danny Plotnick

    More info at: reverbnation.com/henryplotnick

    # vimeo.com/83407362 Uploaded 254 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  2. The debut video from the McCabe & Mrs. Millers cd "Time for Leaving". Shot in and around Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree. A dark, sweet, lonesome duet capturing the melancholy and longing of a life on the road. mccabeandmrsmillerband.com

    # vimeo.com/9113137 Uploaded 415 Plays / / 1 Comment Watch in Couch Mode
  3. “The Day After Halloween,” directed by Danny Plotnick, is a wistful tale of a little boy who refuses to take off his Halloween costume after the holiday is over, and goes about a day full of activities dressed as a ghost. The song by The Sippy Cups is featured on their latest iTunes EP “One Day Soon,” which includes five new tracks from everyone’s favorite psychedelic rock band for kids. thesippycups.com.

    # vimeo.com/1903393 Uploaded 715 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  4. Out of Print is a sweet litle ode to the counterculture of the 80s and 90s, a time when unearthing quality culture was a real treasure hunt.

    Credits:
    Voice Over by Bucky Sinister.
    Appearance by Eric Grotke.
    Photos by Murray Bowles.
    Music by Alison Faith Levy & Mushroom.
    Sound Engineer: Chris Xefos.
    Audio Fluffing: Michael W. Dean.
    Cinematography by Christian Bruno & Danny Plotnick.
    Written, Directed, Edited, Produced by Danny Plotnick

    # vimeo.com/1978310 Uploaded 429 Plays / / 2 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  5. The Freckle Song by Chuck Prophet. Directed by Danny Plotnick. From Chuck's 2007 record Soap & Water on Yep Roc.

    # vimeo.com/1978759 Uploaded 40 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode

Underground Filmic Mayhem From Danny Plotnick

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Danny Plotnick roared into the underground film world in the 1980s. Fueled by his love of punk and alternative culture and infected with d.i.y. spirit, he started making films that captured a similarly snarly attitude. His films were pegged as bawdy,


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Danny Plotnick roared into the underground film world in the 1980s. Fueled by his love of punk and alternative culture and infected with d.i.y. spirit, he started making films that captured a similarly snarly attitude. His films were pegged as bawdy, bad-mouthed and beautiful, straddling the line between high-brow and low-brow art. It's no surprise that his work has screened from the MOMA in NYC to mortuaries in Baltimore to the Independent Film Channel. With little opportunity to screen this type of work in the 80s, Plotnick took to the road, projector and films in trunk, screening in bars, warehouses and cafes. Plotnick trail blazed a path for the underground film world that exploded in the early 90s, a scene that would ultimately champion his work.

This channel contains recent music video work (Chuck Prophet, The Sippy Cups), 80s super 8 music work (Dream Syndicate), underground filmic mayhem utilizing super 8, 16mm and dv (Skate Witches, Swingers' Serenade & Out of Print.

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