Here it is, the video I was working on a few weeks ago. Some parts remind me of A Hard Day's Night. Others remind me of Twin Peaks: The Return. There's actually a pretty strong woodsmen vibe throughout... Big thanks to everyone involved in shooting and editing this project!
The bearded man's name is Drago. He says he used to be a conflagrationist but hasn't really kept up with it lately. A conflagrationist, it turns out, is distinct from an arsonist in that the former needs to build something before setting it on fire whereas the latter only burns things that previously existed. The…Read more The Shoot (Part Eight)
Back at the house, Mike is grading papers, which makes sense because he's an English teacher, and English teachers spend every spare minute of the day grading papers. That I'm an English teacher as well makes me wonder if I should have brought some papers along on today's adventure, but Miranda is of the opinion…Read more The Shoot (Part Five)
The story I'm telling myself as Miranda and I drive to the cemetery is that I'll be home by dinner. Considering that it's half-past-three and Mike is still, to the best of my knowledge, in the shower, it's less of a story than a baldfaced lie, but it's a lie that I cling to as…Read more The Shoot (Part Four)
The dog keeps barking -- or yipping, or maybe just squeaking at top volume -- as Miranda says she thought I'd just come in the back door like everyone else does. The dog's name is Mocha, and my guess is that he weighs about five pounds. Mike, it turns out, is in the shower, and…Read more The Shoot (Part Three)
My first attempt at a video for a song from Garden Variety...
My friend Tim Simmons wrote this instrumental piece and juxtaposed it with some footage he found in the Prelinger Archives. Tim is playing guitar and glockenspiel on this track, and I'm playing synthesizers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzxpLTQwkTE