Away and back again

So far to go so much to see.
I’m back from the road. And still not working much. The painter Chuck Close is quoted variously as “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and go to work.” Need to show up. Need to work.

Some of what I did see though was quite inspired.

Being the old man I am, film to me is still the medium for ‘moving pictures’. (Never mind the acetate gets digitized for editing & then lasered back out as negative to make release prints.) So to see some young videographers building their chops with green screen, ‘mood’ lighting, and a mind blowing music montage I say ‘Bring it on’.

I went to a video “Filmfest” coordinated by Nate Seymour and Allistair Johnson. And when they hone their tastes they could make a run at Sundance. I can’t mention every piece I saw (cause I just don’t remeber all of them) and mean no slight to any of the other participants.

A fantasy adventure by Andrew Boyd was the effects showpiece, imaginative miniatures and all.

I was literally stunned by the depth of historical knowledge displayed in Dani Alcorn’s montage. Illustrating Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’ could easily have been commonplace, but not here. Each image was its own tap to the forehead, punch in the chest, kick to the cajones. Well done lady you nearly brought me to tears.

Now if Melanie, my contact, will answer up I’ll give a mention to the camera and lights for Psycho Circus.

Keep your pencil sharp and camcorder charged, till next time.

The filming and lighting for Psycho Circus was done by Alexis Hermosa, Stuart Shinn, Tom McCudden, Graham Clark, and Drew Barker.


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