The Treehouse + The Cave


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Friday, July 08, 2005

Intro to Video

For the past five years much of my student work has sat dormant. Some of it resides in carefully organized and easily accessible directories (on hard drives and CD-R). The balance however, is stored within enclosures now antiquated (leather portfolios, acid-ridden envelopes and video cassettes); each unfortunately securing its contents from both private and public eyes.

The pieces I had most wished to experience again, the ones I'd lived longest without, were the three videos I made in the Fall of 2000 while learning analog editing in an introductory video-art course.

With the help of my employer's talented (and nerdy) New Media Department, I've begun exhuming them from their S-VHS coffins and encoding them in pristine and efficient MPEG-4 H.264. This means that you will need to have QuickTime 7 to watch the videos that follow. H.264 support hasn't made it to QuickTime for Windows just yet, so for the time being PC users should save the files to disk and view them with the open-source VLC.

Click the Video: links to view each video within your browser, or right-click and save the file for later viewing.

Systems


Systems

The first video I had ever made, Systems examines repetition, the perception of time, duration, looping, and the artificiality of the modern experience. It principally depicts the birds of Baltimore, which (interestingly) have become nearly invisible after being transcoded.

Video:
Format: MPEG 4
Codecs: H.264, AAC
Dimensions: 720 x 586
Duration: 4:21
Size: 14.2 mb

108 Frames


108 Frames

108 Frames, was my response to the 2000 Faculty Exhibition at the Maryland Institute College of Art. The length of time each work is displayed correlates directly to my opinion of it. Tones separate each piece. All pieces included in the exhibition are included in this work.

Video:
Format: MPEG 4
Codecs: H.264, AAC
Dimensions: 720 x 586
Duration: 4:46
Size: 11.8 mb

Setting


Setting

Setting marks the beginning of my transition away from systematic creative processes, towards a practice better informed by beauty, identity and the invisible/intangible. It is the last video I made prior to my arrival in New York.

Video:
Format: MPEG 4
Codecs: H.264, AAC
Dimensions: 720 x 586
Duration: 7:47
Size: 18.1 mb

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