Monday, November 13, 2017

Still from the short movie shoot


“Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.”

― Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Final cut of all the New Orleans footage

My final cut of my 2017 New Orleans adventures.

After returning a few months back, I released a video that was an edit of my entire show "Where the Road Takes Us", that had been shot by Blake from WWOZ on 3 cameras. At that time I spent a few weeks editing the footage together into one long take.

After that had been done, I ran out of steam to actually make the video the way I wanted. So, here now, is the final cut. This is the footage from the show, cut in an order I like, as well interspersed with all the other video I took down in Nola, such as confessionals, streets, busking, etc.

Anyways, quite happy to have finally finished this. One more historical video of past performances to go, then onto my short movie with the final 25 demo tracks from Apophenia. Then I am almost all caught up and can get back to being presently creative.