review: “my video project”

part one: a description Taylor wends public access, point of view (POV) clips of drag/formula racing with racing footage of her own. part two: an addendum Want to know what it’s like to be, well, punched at without stepping into a dojo? As a martial arts junkie (taekwondo, karate, and ninjutsu), I appreciate how POV … Continue reading

review: “different worlds”

part one: a description To a folk-ish cover of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World,” Michelle splices a public access video of a crow perched on power lines into home point-of-view/weather shots of the ocean. part two: an addendum Just as a good, dry red pairs with pasta, jazz gives soul to our surroundings. A … Continue reading

review: “going inside CNN”

part one: a description Paula links a public access clip of CNN’s Anderson Cooper introducing Jon Hammond with home footage—point-of-view shots filmed entering the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia. part two: an addendum Even in Michigan, Hurricane Sandy is wreaking havoc. A nod to the CNN reporters stationed (cold and damp) along the Eastern Seaboard … Continue reading

review: “the myth of lincoln”

part one: a description Aaron pairs clips from public access documentary Monumental Myths with home footage—point-of-view shots filmed at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. part two: an addendum Say what you will about Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight book and movie series but it is, indeed, vamp season. So, considering Aaron’s montage and theme, I thought … Continue reading

review: “f22 demo”

Sidebar: I’m channeling Kenny Loggins and Goose. part one: a description Tyler juxtaposes a public access video of a tricking Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor with home footage—a shot tracking his entrance into Langley Air Force Base. part two: an addendum Interestingly, YouTube recommended the feature-length trailer for Sony Pictures’ Skyfall—the 23rd installment of the James … Continue reading

Originally posted on Multimedia Authoring:
Jessica’s video begins with a scene of a table shaking – on the table are a number of items, including a copy of team, some crackers, a picture of her grandmother, and a letter from her grandfather during WWII. All of the items on the table are rattling around due…

review: “exploring a turkey burger through sound”

part one: a description Delicious field recording: Over three micro-podcasts (here, here, and here), Aaron takes his audience to the grocery store (“If you have a bonus card, please scan it now!”) and into the kitchen for turkey burger time—which, as it were, has its own jovial, remixed theme song. The cookery sounds made me, … Continue reading

review: a day in the barn at the SPCA

part one: a description Using looped bango music, field recordings and voice-overs, Andrea introduces the SPCA for Monterey County—a working barn and humane (dog, cat, horse, chicken, chinchilla, lizard, you name it) rescue organization. During her recurring shifts, Andrea cleans the coops, cages, and horse stalls, and spreads tilled, chopped manure over 150 acres of … Continue reading

Originally posted on storied bits:
Description In her podcast project (part one, two, three), Jessica explores recorded sounds both on their own and in relation to a voice over she places in the center of the work. Her first podcast establishes the sound of rain as an important character in her narrative and helps create…

review: “we’re a mixed bunch”

part one: a description Relying largely on field recordings and interviews, Amy introduces her group of expatriate friends, their feelings on the American presidential election as denizens (that is, denied citizens), and their penchant for classic rock (groovy, Steppenwolf). part two: addendum Though having always lived in the United States, I can imagine that Amy … Continue reading