My service enables people who can't attend a wedding in person to view a live video of the event. There is almost always some key guests on the invite list who can't be there and my goal is to help them feel more connected. I would be delighted to get unvarnished opinions about the service and the web site.
A performance based on the sounds of industrial shredding, accompanied by a video of things being shredded. [more inside]
Great videos longer than 5 minutes are shared everyday on the blog Video For Lunch. It's so named because the found videos are nourishing and good to watch while you eat lunch. Things like a short doc on climbing photography, a New York Times op-ed video on P.T.S.D, and Tom Waits putting a fish in his pants. No gratuitous time-lapses, music videos, or the usual viral video fare. A la #longreads, sharing is encouraged with the hashtag #qualityvideos. Shorter #VideoSnacks are served on the side and @VideoForLunch.
My novel Kino will be published by Atticus Books on Tuesday. It's about a German silent film director whose movies are believed lost during World War II -- until his granddaughter receives a print of his 1927 debut The Tulip Thief under mysterious circumstances... [more inside]
Funded by a $1,000 grant from the Chicago Awesome Foundation, A Poem From Us is kicking off National Poetry Month by inviting people to share a favorite poem via YouTube or Vimeo. The one rule for the project: the poem you read cannot be your own. [more inside]
I've made another music video (last one posted on projects here) with Joe Ryan, the drummer from Fair Oh's , I hope you all enjoy it!
This winter, we invited John Roderick of Seattle band The Long Winters and the Roderick on the Line podcast over for a potluck dinner. He played a few songs, told some stories, and ate all of the food. A few of those moments have been put together into a video collection called "More Than Shapes," named for a song and a story from that evening. [more inside]
Listen to and submit personal renditions of memorable video game themes. I've had some contributions by the fine people at Mefight Club. You can submit something elaborate [this version of the SMB3 airship theme] or simple [Contra, Stage 1]. [more inside]
We launched our iPhone app today. By compressing your video before you upload it to the web, latakoo Flight Mobile makes it easier to send high-definition video from your iPhone over a cellular connection. Your video is private by default, but can be shared with as many or as few people as you need. Requires a latakoo account (which is free).
A fisherman experiences a moment of connection with a female humpback whale in the waters off of San Francisco. Is this an example of inter-species communication or a mysterious fluke? This true story, originally reported by RadioLab is retold in paint on a 16 foot high wall with the help of the passing public in Seattle's Cal Anderson Park.
On this new site you can watch hundreds of randomly-played videos... made this to be ideal for watching while eating, when bored, or when looking for inspiration. Hope you like it!
with a mecha-spider marionette. [more inside]
Mapstalgia is a new blog collecting people's drawn-from-memory maps of video game worlds and levels. Zeldas and Marios; detailed Final Fantasy cartography and sketched Contra recollections; crayon Kings Quest and graph paper Castlevania. Submissions are open, draw something yourself and send it in! [more inside]
Live coding is the changing of rules while they are followed. You can do it without computers, but in general it involves one or more programmers writing code on the fly, to make live music or video for a watching or dancing audience. Alternatively, live coding can be a participatory experience, possibly in collaboration with others. [more inside]
Drove across country and filmed the trip for a class I'm taking in digital media production. It was a lot of fun!
A friend and I decided we wanted to get some Android development under our belt. What better way than to make a retro-themed videogame that harkened back to one of the favorites from my youth? Droidius: 1945 is a short, vertical shooter with old-school graphics and a kickin' rad soundtrack to match. Only a daring ace with skills to match can defeat Hitler and the Nazi Menace. Will you deliver victory? Or defeat? It's at your skillful fingertips!
Pablo Valencia is a writer and artist living in Los Angeles. Monstrouscreature.org is the place where he updates his different projects, including his correspondence project to his sister, collages and short film projects.
What I did: played guitar and some keyboards on the original track; made the video in Final Cut Pro X (along with Motion, Blender and Photoshop)
A comprehensive database of nearly 200 "supercuts" -- those rapid-fire video remixes that edit a million of the same thing together in one video. (Think every single "dude" from the Big Lebowski, or a hundred clips of people saying "We've got company!" in movies.) Add any I missed!
My pal's music video directorial debut, featuring some friends of mine and I, recorded before, during and after the annual zombie lurch in Durham, North Carolina. It's a rap song by local hip-hop artist The Real Laww featuring Toon.
0:30 // 99% (30 seconds, 99 percent) is a project to collect short statements from participants at Occupy Portland. There are no content restrictions and videos are posted in real time with no editorial comment.
I'm teaching myself the blitting-centric Flash games library Flixel, and my Hello World program sort of got carried away and turned into this silly little platformer in which you try to collect favorites while avoiding the menacing flags. Fifteen levels in three worlds (blue, green, and grey), random fave and flag placement, and, in fine oldschool platformer fashion, compensating for it's shortness by being unfairly hard in spots. Features chiptune snippets of matthewchen is Spamming and Doing the Churlish Pule!
Here is a music video I made on a shoestring budget. I would like to know what you think it is about!
I made a mini-synth and my friend made a film about it.
latakoo lets you send video fast using a standard Internet connection, and then allows you to manage it using a private web application. When TV news journalists couldn't raise their satellite masts during Hurricane Irene, they used latakoo instead - and when TechCrunch needed to get interview footage back, they did the same.
The goal is to cut through the noise of the daily news cycle and provide a breath of fresh, smart and funny air. In video form, mainly. We launched just over a month ago on a very small scale. The plan is to expand production over the next months, both in terms of volume of output and style of material. And hopefully take down a congressman or senator or two, while we’re at it. And make you laugh.
Spike Solutions is a series of short, focused screen tests towards new generative compositing techniques. With number three, I'm starting to hit the Warhol-meets-Braque thing I was aiming for. #2, #1. Made with Processing, set to amazing antique synth tracks by Benge.
My friends and I enjoy sharing videos we like on facebook and stumbleupon but wanted something more self-contained, so decided to build a website, inspired by sites like devour and bestofyoutube. Whilst the idea may not be original, I think that the quality and range of what we cover makes us stand out. As well as including new finds the site aims to archive interesting videos, with the aim of being the most comprehensive collection of what we like online (+ with the hope that other people will find the site useful as well). We tend to feature a wide range of stuff but generally avoid adverts, videos of kittens or people falling over. Many thanks to the MeFites who have posted links to videos that have been put on the site. C+C welcome as well as suggestions for videos that should be added.
The first in an ongoing series of cartoons I have animated on the Nintendo DS Lite. The cartoon follows hapless Baltimore residents, Scoobert and Barb, and features original music, art and story. I hope you enjoy it, it was quite fun to make. [more inside]
Spike Solutions is a series of screen tests exploring generative video compositing techniques. #2 turned out pretty well. Inspired by Warhol's photobooth portraits and Cubist / Futurist collage, and featuring some vintage synth accompaniment.
An attempt at a short film version of a story I wrote for a class on Critical Perspectives in Children's Literature. [more inside]
Here is my video offering solutions to the global food crisis as part of a submission for the international Thought For Food challenge. Possible NSFW if your boss can't abide a male nipple. [more inside]
A silly little Tumblr blog devoted to comparative screenshots of 8- and 16-bit games. [more inside]
Automagically create audio/video playlists of upcoming shows & whatever else. Basically, a mashup of eventful.com and youtube that creates playlists so you can see/here what artists are coming (plus a simple text search). [more inside]
My band the Dustys have a new website to showcase the songs we've been recording for the past year (instead of touring). We'll be releasing a new video and song every few weeks. We're especially excited about the video for Blueberry, which we shot in Montana with a cast of many!
Pretty simple. A video series reviewing different everyday objects.
The Bonaire Animal Shelter in the Caribbean is working on a series of 12 video's about the cats and dogs that live in the shelter on the island of Bonaire. Every month the shelter will release a new video. The first video was made to promote the happy cats and dogs of the Animal Shelter of Bonaire. The second video is about the difference between an ordinary Bonaire shelter dog and a spoiled rich Miami pooch. [more inside]
A "movie" made by me to promote my new monthly weirdo comedy night Live From The Lab which will soon also be a Podcast also. If you "Like" this sort of thing, "Like" us on Facebook to get notices of when the first and subsequent podcasts are releas'd. [more inside]
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus helps kids write songs, record tracks, and film music videos — all in one school day. [more inside]
I edited and filmed a short film about a strange symptom of my ladyfriend's Multiple Sclerosis. It's entered in the Neurological Film Festival, which has a Fan Voting prize, so if people like it and want to vote for it you can do so here. It's the first thing I've ever shot and edited!
We have finally launched! WSFtv is the video platform for Brian Greene's World Science Festival. (Built on Expression Engine 2, Dreamhost's VPS and Amazon's S3 and CloudFront services, i'm just now realizing that this is my first all-virtually hosted project.)
This is a music video I directed about a bank robber who falls in love with the beautiful teller he tries to rob. Would love to hear your brutal opinion. Thanks. [more inside]
My first big project for school, exploring the relationship between incentives and online publicity, the YayTM grabs the attention of passersby at predetermined times, and offers them a dollar to dance for it. If the subject dances well enough (determined by face tracking), the YayTM dispenses a dollar. In any case, video of the dance is uploaded to youtube and displayed on YayTM.com.
KADM just released a new short video by Jason Maran. It could be the strangest love story every told. It might be the most profound tale of sibling rivalry since Cain and Abel. It certainly is NSFW. [more inside]
Clips from my various film projects, set to what I felt was appropriate music. [more inside]
OK Go's latest video (four guys playing with a bunch of dogs) instantly reminded me of something I might have seen in an old episode of The Monkees. I Monkee-ified the soundtrack with a fitting song and made a few adjustments to the video to achieve this result. 1966 meets 2010!
"The Picnic" is a 15-minute short film, written, directed and self-financed by Ryan M. Moore (aka drjimmy11). [more inside]
This is a short video I made of this mantis I found yesterday. I like taking pictures of mantids and sometimes they pose beautifully.
We just finished episode three of Put This On, a web series for men who want to dress like grown-ups. This one's about work, and we interviewed Paul Feig, the director of the upcoming "Bridesmaids," with Kristen Wiig, Paul Rudd and Jon Hamm, and the co-creator of Freaks and Geeks.