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
WORK partITion is a video mashup of two songs that somehow got stuck in my head as one. It ended up being kinda tight. There's something cool about Bey's exploitation fantasy cut with Missy's empowerment fantasy.
It's what it sounds like -- a rap about Downton Abbey based on N.W.A.'s "Straight Outta Compton." An animated music video of sorts, just for fun.
Hmmm. I'm hoping this speaks for itself because I'm kind of reluctant to define what either 'business' or 'lovely' really are in the context. I also hope that you'll help me find some more examples.
A short video and photo/words ebook about 7 weeks solo trekking in Patagonia. Video above - Ebook can be downloaded in pdf form here.
AVeq is a Google Chrome extension that lets you keep a queue of Amazon Instant Videos you'd like to watch. It can be installed directly from the website, or from the Chrome Web Store. [more inside]
Keith Richards turns 70 on Wednesday. So we wrote him a song. [more inside]
Ladies and Gentlemen is a multimedia performance duo combining guitar and live, remixed video. Our performances are incredibly difficult to document, so we put together these videos as an attempt to give some insight into our process, as well as to explore the intersection of composition, musical performance, and video-as-instrument. [more inside]
A comedy video about a Classic Rock radical vs. a Classic Rock moderate. We put a lot of work into it. It's five minutes long, which I realize is on the long side, so thanks for taking a look. [more inside]
"Call me young snapchat / Selfiedor Dali / I'm the MVP of this JPG game" Five Thousand Selfies is comprised of 5000+ faces flickering by at 10 FPS. Might induce seizures. [more inside]
This is the YouTube playlist to turn to if you want to say WTF over and over again, or inflict WTF upon other people. Concentrated weirdness, painstakingly curated to move fast and be completely inexplicable. Best experienced on Shuffle, and in small doses. Many clips salvaged from folks' old MeFi posts and comments! But really, heed the warning in the title, this can alter your brain chemistry if not handled with care.
My misguided, confident cartoon character is back with some invaluable advice for the romantic traveler... in his trademark, confident style seemingly informed by the infinite wisdom of men's magazines. [more inside]
A satirical compilation of very short video clips asking one of the main questions in storytelling. See how many shows you recognize. (SLYT) [more inside]
On January 4th, 2013, Authorized User said: “For the longest time I have had the theory that for every FPP there is a somewhat relevant Mitchell & Webb sketch.” This project is intended to both test that theory and act as an indispensable tool for MeFites.
My first commercial video game just got published on Xbox Live Indie Games this week. 'Death Goat is a bloody twin-stick shooter featuring hordes of brutal enemies & eardrum destroying Heavy Metal. Featuring the music of Between The Buried And Me, God Forbid, Holy Grail, Vanisher, Konkeror, Immortal Guardian, Lorelei and Ovid's Withering.' Check it out.. or don't! youtube trailer. facebook page.
I used to be a huge fan of Star Wars, but I can no longer ignore the ugly truth. This is a video of a performance, part comedy, part political analysis of the Star Wars universe, wherein I present my take on the Star Wars mythology. Can you be leftist and pro-monarchy?
Sometimes I take videos of my dog doing weird dog things. They amuse me, so far they have a good track record of amusing others, and maybe they will amuse you, too. Enjoy! [more inside]
I worked on this music video for the NY based band Cash Miracle. It incorporates live action and stop motion and makes for a pretty unusual watch! Curious to see if there's any interest in this. a pop gem too...
I've completed the creation of Newband's Official YouTube page. Newband is the custodian of Harry Partch's complete instrument collection and performs concerts across the country. I've been performing with Newband since 2005 and it's one of the most fun and rewarding projects I'm involved with. [more inside]
A freezing cat seeks the warmth of a woman, but ends up having to rely on city infrastructure. Along the way, there's a bit of Gangnam Style, a hot-tub scene of sorts, and a very brief bedroom dalliance. [more inside]
Quick funny video summary of the celebrity gossip nonsense from Us Weekly.
in 2010 I (along with many others) were interviewed for a documentary on the formation of the world-wide life-drawing cabaret show I helped found. After two years on the festival circuit, it is now available for all and sundry on Vimeo. Interviews with Akynos, Gal Friday, Amber Ray, Molly Crabappple, and more. NSFWish video and audio. Directed by Peter Bolte (14 min)
Last year I acted in a video for the first single by Mutation, a new band spearheaded by Ginger Wildheart and featuring contributions from Shane Embury (Napalm Death), Hawk Eyes, Exit International, Mark E. Smith, Jon Poole, Paul Catten, Tom Spencer, Merzbow, Rich Jones, Dom Lawson and many more.
I am an artist collaborating with a chemistry professor to create new polymer media for artists. I just finished two demo videos that highlight the unique properties and versatility of the media we've developed. The first is also linked in the title and covers the clay and the second covers the textural mediums.
This is totally the coolest thing I've ever done. It's somewhere between really agonizingly long music video tryptic and some weird new form of performative documentation and b52s fan enactment... or maybe none of the above. All segments were filmed at Maros Gallery, beginning in april, 2012 in Chris Martin's installation and ending in July, 2012. They let us paint those dayglo walls white (WTF: 8 coats!) and gave us an exhibition (later). Finally we got our two and a half weeks worth and made something insane: an open film set with 147 works of art. There was bullit, and it was bloody, and i am still bruised. No works of art were harmed (permanently) in the making of this video. [more inside]
Beyond Flavortown - When the users of Metafilter found their website bombarded with negative reviews of the new Times Square eatery, they decided to shuffle on over and see for themselves what the fuss was about. We recorded their reactions.
I finished an animated comedy short this summer, about a lovesick cat, which I am now turning into a YouTube series. Franklin the Ladies' Cat combines animation with live action, and episode 1 is up! Hope you'll help me spread the word if you like it. [more inside]
An interactive installation using motors and the amazing, touch-reactive Mimosa Pudica plant, The Sensitive Screen is a hilariously slow-moving, living screen. When motors brush certain plants, the leaves collapse inwards -- these function as "off pixels" against the "on pixels" of the open plants. Since it takes about ten minutes for the plants to reopen, The Sensitive Screen moves at the blazingly fast speed of 6 frames per hour. A little more on the project can be found here.
Just in time for Halloween, here's a new comedy improv short that my wife and I made. She stars, and I directed. New parents get a very special visit from their first babysitter. It's Spooktacular! Starring Adria Dawn (NCIS, Nip/Tuck) as Raven, and guest starring Joel Stoffer (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) and Thanna Vickerman (Ultimate Reality.)
I started this project as way to get people interested in voting while at the same time offering a satirical approach to the typically bland ways people are implored to vote.
I decided to put together a little video in support of the petition against the UK badger cull. [more inside]
My brother and I created an Earth Sandwich! I finally posted the video as part of my Follow The Foot video series (Previously). I first heard about Ze Frank and the Earth Sandwich on metafilter, so I thought you all might enjoy!
I directed and edited a music video for musician Kim Boekbinder for the song "Gypsy" off her The Impossible Girl album. Metafilter gets a shout-out!
Last year I was asked to help Seattle band Klover Jane make a music video. [more inside]
I make artwork about the natural world; my most recent involves watercolor drawings of anole lizards and interactive live plant pedestals. I also have series of roadkill and dodo oil pastel drawings. As a bonus, I uploaded videos of students poking at the plants in the interactive pieces and saying things like, "I think we should light them on fire." And then doing so.
This is my first recipe on video (english subtitle is available!). To celebrate the end of season 2 of Game of Thrones, I have created a recipe : « The Game of Thrones Cake ». It's a chocolate fondant with toffee candies. The full tutorial is in the description box below the video. Bon appétit ! =)
Teaching myself Avid this weekend, threw together this In Memoriam montage for Breaking Bad. Contains spoilers up to and including the Season 5 Midseason Finale.
Two years ago I posted a music video to Projects starring someone I had recently started dating. This project is kind of a similar idea, except instead of giving us balloons people are giving her flowers. And she has no idea why it's happening, or what's about to happen next.
I made a music video envisioning Mitt Romney as a rapper named R Money who likes to rap about how wealthy he is. There is an interesting synchronicity between some aspects of hip hop culture and wealthy media figures like Donald Trump and Mitt Romney that make for a funny juxtaposition, I think. [more inside]
This is my third attempt at making a music video. This one was shot and edited in 24hrs. ! Made for British band 'The One' which consists of talented vocalist Emeson Nwolie and Fair Oh's drummer Joe Ryan.
This is the third part in an on-going cartoon series that I've been making that follows the wacky lives of two characters who are constantly seeking "the good life". [more inside]