Belated… Power

Belated… Power

Nov 3, 2013

Due to scheduling craziness, I was unable to make the rescheduled final review of everyone’s videos. (Trying to catch-up via blog).  Also, having to go home pack and make a train meant that I missed the final mad hours of editing between David and Ziv. We’d planning it fairly well, just in terms of  large […]

Don’t worry, it’s only a…

Don’t worry, it’s only a…

Sep 30, 2013

Partial thoughts, from a partial read, of Walter Murch’s “In the Blink of an Eye:” (samplings from ~p5-70) Murch’s point, that cinematic cuts work because we cognitively cut or psychophysiologically cut, is, in some sense older news. His move from a notion of whole or linear models of natural perception to juxtaposition and jumps reminds […]

Fixing Things That Aren’t Broken (Group Project PSA)

Fixing Things That Aren’t Broken (Group Project PSA)

Sep 28, 2013

Just a little pause for a GROUP PROJECT PSA (for my AV peps and future collabs): I am a a) mediator and b) planner. (Also, I am a classic poisoner and infrastructure appreciator…) A) So when I see pristine figural objects in one segment and what are going to be finite room spaces, microwave shots, […]

Peter Greenaway, get out of my head!

Peter Greenaway, get out of my head!

Sep 24, 2013

It’s a little too late to say anything but ‘right on, Ira.’ I think right now, our groups is stuck between ‘suck it up and make, make, make…. it will get better’ and ‘you should be editing, killing things.’ Maybe it’s just me, having spent more time in animation, but I feel like the storyboard-and-raw-footage […]

The Machine(s)…

The Machine(s)…

Sep 17, 2013

The Machine Stops… Perhaps the most interesting thing about Forster’s “The Machine Stops” is the way its had two distinct popular lives: circa 1909/original publication and its re-release or collation in 1965 or 1966. This is not to dismiss its message about mythologizing technology or, in hyperbolic, dystopian form, the relation between information, industrial degradation, […]

Command C, Command V, Command Shift V

Command C, Command V, Command Shift V

Sep 8, 2013

I once tried to get a student ID using some Warhol drag photos from the 80s… (that’s right, it didn’t work) …and other thoughts on influence/appropriation/allegory in: Johnathan Lethem, “The Ecstasy of Influence,” Harper’s Magazine, February 2007. Joy Garnett and Susan Meiselas, “On the Rights of Molotov Man,” Harper’s Magazine, February 2007. Allergy to Originality, […]