Denver was alright, I guess. Hope the montage isn't too cynical. I regret not getting footage of the R2-D2 graffiti or the interior of Oh My Goddess. Purposefully used no transition effects and no music on this one.
LOCATIONS: Ramada Inn, Capitol Hill district, 16th St. Mall, Cafe Netherworld, Famous Pizza, Oh My Goddess, Thruway Bus.
Friday, May 13, 2005
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Last weekend I had the opportunity to play a little part in my friend Petr's movie, "Project 9". While the film is notable for its miniature cities being destroyed by naked zombie people, my role is far less provocative. My only line is "No, 'Apollo Crypt' is better." Petr assures me this will be THE line quoted in IMDb. The action of my scenes involved being throttled by Marguerite and, separately, laying on the floor with goo dribbling from my mouth. Sarah was tasked with creating freeform strings of obscenities to yell at Marguerite. Such inventive invective!
What you'll see in this video is a montage of faces and environments that, I hope, convey the general tone of the afternoon spent shooting the "comic shop scene". All those little bricks and plaster-molds are evidence of the ongoing meticulous construction of a minature city which, someday, Petr will have destroyed by deconstructionists. The music used is Coil's "Lorca Not Orca" from their "Love's Secret Domain" album.
This was my... er... third film role. This "comic shop owner" is the first relatively normal human I've played. Previously, I was an alien high-council member in "Radio Free Steve" and a zombie in "Flesh of My Flesh".
You can keep up with "Project 9" at MilkRoboticsFilms.com.
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
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Cor and I went for an afternoon stroll this past weekend. We were on a mission to document as many cats in our neighborhood as possible. This rough and tumble montage shows some highlights from our surveillance. The background music is generated through Electroplankton, a new music toy for Nintendo's handheld DS game gadget.
Sunday, May 01, 2005
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This one's a quicky. Met with Phil at Free Geek on Friday to loan him my camera. Among other things, he told me about a Darth Vader dream he'd had the night previous and how badly it made him want to pee. It must be said that Phil's favorite videogame to play at our weekly game nights is "Star Wars Battlefront" and often the bathroom is difficult to access in my apartment. Coincidence?
VLOG CHALLENGE: Vloggers, how about more unorthodox Star Wars tributes in the weeks we have before the newest film?
TECHNIQUE: I'm getting the hang of FCP now. Quite enjoying the whole idea of simultaneous action through split-screen. Today, Cor and I went out around the neighborhood and conducted a video survey of its feline denizens. I framed a lot of the shots with split-screen in mind. Vidoodle soon to come.
UPDATE: It appears that the Quicktime update changed some of my default export settings and my original video post was viewable only with the Quicktime 7 upgrade. I've opted for a highly compressed MPEG-4, which should be more universally viewable.