I contributed an article to the new issue of queer film journal Dirty Looks on Portia Manson/Gene Barnes, who produced six issues of the erotic queer zine Hippie Dick! in the early 90s, made experimental films like Mercury Rising, and died at the age of 31 in 1995 from AIDS-related meningitis. He was the subject of the tribute song R.I.P. by Bikini Kill. (Gene had attended Evergreen College at the time of the nascence of the riot grrrl movement.) [more inside]
At the PyGotham 2018 tech conference, Jason Owen and I presented "Python Grab Bag: A Set of Short Plays", inspired by the Neo-Futurists' show "The Infinite Wrench". The 40-minute video is up on YouTube and my blog post links to the script and slides, credits the crew and cast, deep-links to the specific timecodes for individual plays, and gives citations for the references we made. [more inside]
3350 days ago I posted to Metafilter Project a timelapse music video about the founding year of our little sheep farm in Vermont. Since then, the camera equipment has definitely improved ... and the videos have gotten significantly shorter.* Most importantly, the view is still awesome. [more inside]
Pyxxi and Pyka is a puppet series my partner and I make about twin monsters who go on various adventures that involve imagination! Pyxxi is brave and brash, and her brother Pyka is dreamy and shy. [more inside]
We just released our 5-minute-documentary about Frank Lukas who collected heaps of memories while getting to the very top in the BMX world today. Now we are telling his story in association with Carhartt. What makes the film special is the mixture of old analogue clips, high quality shots, projections and animations which is pretty unusual for a bike film. It is not just about BMX. It is about a man who followed his dream although there was only a really small chance of succeeding. It is about working one’s way up and not giving up despite all struggles.
John Leavitt talks at Drunk Education about ethical consumption under capitalism and a possible way forward.
This music video is for the song Make Do, which is track 1 on my forthcoming debut solo electronic music album, Beat Smoothie. [more inside]
This is a short and (I hope) fun video made with my kids' plush toys to advertise an on-going EU-supported (H2020) scientific project about livestock feeding and genetics called Feed-a-Gene. [more inside]
We’ll show you what your Blockbuster became, and explore the the retail spaces that remain. A bit of nostalgic naval gazing I’m proud to have helped put together.
Your team’s code review practices cause ripple effects far into the future. In this play, see several ways a single code review can go, then fast-forward and rewind to see the effects – on codebase and culture – of different code review approaches. Video recording of a 22-minute play about code review, mentorship, tech management, and regret. Premiered on October 6th, 2017 at PyGotham in New York City. Announcement blog post ("it's Run Lola Run but about code review") and wrapup post (audience responses included "I used to be that reviewer and I'm trying not to be anymore" and "I don't code at all but this is a marvelous management parable").
I wrote, narrated, scored, and illustrated (with pencil, micron pen, and watercolor) a short film about Plants: this one on the topic of air layering.
A fast cut of some of my personal and commercial animation projects from 2012 up to today. [more inside]
I got an old GoPro camera (mostly) working, so here is a a YouTube channel for anyone wanting to see how it is to ride a bicycle around southern Maine (the north-eastest of the northeast US). [more inside]
Coco and I eat year-old candy.
I made a video... thing, with loops and vocal improvisation and stuff. It's kind of funny. [more inside]
We think the past is immutable and the future is yet to be written. But is that an illusion? Einstein's special relativity suggests that it is, as I explain in this short animated video produced in collaboration with BBC Earth.
Also featuring: space invaders! 🚀🚀🚀
First in a new series. [more inside]
Also featuring: space invaders! 🚀🚀🚀
First in a new series. [more inside]
I figured it might be nice if there were a video for this holiday classic, and thought maybe you'd think so too. [more inside]
So I decided to make a list of Advent Calendar of Holiday Songs on Tumblr but then I found a silly web app where I could create my own and now I'm sharing it to give a little joy to 2016 maybe. [more inside]
I went thru a month of the top videos on YouTube and found some interesting things. [more inside]
A short film I threw together all slapdash of me riding my bike down the side of a mountain. [more inside]
A medical school music video parody of "Can't Feel My Face" by The Weeknd. (These parody music videos are a thing at med schools right now, and mine is no exception.) Simultaneously kept me sane and drove me crazy while I was learning cardiology over the past few weeks. The lyrics are in the video description on the youtube page. If you have any familiarity with med school, pay attention to the details on screens and whiteboards in the video for additional jokes.
Like the title says I have a simple site that displays the current top trending video on youtube! [more inside]
Radical creative collective Hungry Bitches Productions (who I am super pleased to write for) are currently selling tickets for a three day concert run of our new musical, Americana. It's showing in Theatre Royal Stratford East, London, and to promote the show, we have released a music video (linked above) and a single from the show (on spotify). If you live in London, please have a look and see if you want to come along. If you live elsewhere in the world, please enjoy some cool free music.
VGR2016 is an ongoing 5-way blog envisioned as half a way for a bunch of UK-based friends to keep up, half an excuse to replay and review old video games, and half World Domination. The third half is the charm. We also feature both Music and Opinions.
I made a short video about a woman in Vermont who does copper plate etching. [more inside]
Various people from all over the world, helping you to feel a little less stressed out. One song at a time. Think of this as a kind of curated, one-trick pony. [more inside]
Cultural Amnesia is group I've been in since 1980. We just released an album of new material (Bad Meditation) and released for download an EP that came out a few years ago of tracks from the early 80s (Still Hungry). And there are videos. And we redesigned the ancient website. [more inside]
Last year I submitted the work of a team of volunteer journalists at KBOO in Portland for several journalistic awards. While looking for places to submit work from that team, I discovered the means to apply for awards is very disjointed. Many links offering such opportunities are several years old, meaning in some cases, the organization is no longer making the offering. In other cases, the links are dead because the organization has folded. In still other cases, there is simply a message saying the organization is not taking applicants for the current year. [more inside]
A new take at "Getting Started with Android". Rather than yet-another-boring-screencast, we've interspersed it with a narrative story (involving zombies). [more inside]
Another bunch of videos from me. I like to cook, but not anything too complicated, so I started finding some recipes that only require 3 ingredients. Some are savory, some are sweet, none are especially complicated. < [more inside]
I love being a Life Coach, but blogging rarely seems to capture the excitement and passion of being able to talk to someone one on one or as a group. So I decided to start making videos! [more inside]
A handful of new puppety Media Show episodes for your entertainment, and possible use in helping friends, family, and students understand media and technology better: [more inside]
I created this show - the first video series from our media network MaximumFun.org. It's called Brian & Lindsay Will Totally Eat That, and I made two very nice young people eat all kinds of weird stuff and I'm very proud of it.
I am reenacting clips of the Swedish Chef cooking things. [more inside]
George is here to tell you that you are a good person, and has some tips to share about good self-esteem. He's also a little black cat. Remember: Be like cat. Be good to self. [more inside]
A birdfeeder that looks like a Newfoundland pub, streaming live on the Internet. Inspired by the amazing and delightful Piip Show from slow-TV masters, NRK. [more inside]
A reel that showcases a selection of my work from 2011 to August 2014. tessmartinart.com Unless otherwise stated, all clips are from personal films. [more inside]
Renderforest is free online slideshow maker and animated video maker. Create slideshows, promotional and explainer business videos, logo animations and lot more. [more inside]
A videoblog where I post 5 videos a day, Monday to Friday, mainly selected from Vimeo and YouTube. The content is not very focused, but it usually reflects some of my interests: experimental video art, installations, new technologies, music visualisation, cymatics, geometry, contemporary dance, microscopic or macroscopic images, stop motion films, music videos that are visually interesting... [more inside]
Here's the video he sent me. [more inside]
Console Obscura is a podcast dedicated to video games and the people who play them. Ephemera, nostalgia, absurdity, history, culture, arcana and trivia are all fair game. If you remember what a new power pad smelled like, or Ganon's laugh sounds like, OR If none of that rings a bell but you enjoy a group of funny children of the 80s talking trash, this podcast is for you. Game on!
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This is an animated music video I made a few months ago that just launched online. It is for the Seattle band Dark Hip Falls, and their song 'Lam 2: Red Hands'. It was made using water, ink, and gum arabic solution. Enjoy! [more inside]
There's many encrypted IM apps, but few of them are actually usable. Subrosa is a web app that abstracts away all the cryptographic details*, resulting in an app you can share and use with everyone. It's open source (of course), and supports IMs, voice and video calls, group chats, and more. *: Yes, real end to end encryption, not 'encrypt with keys the mothership knows'. [more inside]
Most every camera or mobile device uses some kind of default naming convention (iPhone: IMG_1234.MOV, GoPro: GOPR1234.MP4). This site searches YouTube for those default file names, and serves up videos that have a low number of views. Because these videos still retain their default file names as titles, it's unlikely that they've shown up in any searches. And it's very likely these videos haven't been seen by all that many people. [more inside]
This is me both trying my hand at the "Whiteboard Explainer" genre of video, and making fun of its ubiquity. [more inside]
This is an early cut my friend and I did for an independent artist in New Zealand. She makes installation art. We both liked what she did and wanted to support her by making a video that comprises the process. Feedback welcomed.
A short video/poem. [more inside]
Vhoto is an app for your iDevice (no Android, sorry) that uses computer vision and machine learning to pull still photos out of video you shoot. You can use the built in camera or import video shot with another app. We also have a social component for sharing your photos, and you can also share to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The app is free, here's a download link: http://vho.to/gettheapp/chris