East Side Guys – “Eddie Murphy”

There’s a story behind this. A friend of mine wrote this song for his band the East Side Guys. The track title is Eddie Murphy which made me laugh when I read it. I didn’t necessarily picture Eddie Murphy when I heard it but now there’s no way to separate the two. It’s Eddie Murphy just like my friend’s cat is Cosby Show. Projects come and go. Some get made, some end up forgotten or in the trash. Over the years Eddie Murphy is a project that has managed to hover at the bottom of my to-do list, always getting pushed down by new ideas but never forgotten. Eight years later here it is in all it’s stupid glory; a little music video for a band that no longer exists.

Sky Machine

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Here’s the YouTube version of the music video I made this summer for Love Inks’ “Sky Machine.” Cool story: Kevin Dehan from the band contacted me out of the blue back in May, said he had found my work on VHS in Austin and really dug it. VHS?

Back in the late 90′s/early 2000′s I was part of the Austin Cinemaker Co-op, a film collective championing Super 8 filmmaking. We met regularly and talked about filmmaking, rented equipment, put on Super 8 filmmaking workshops, and hosted loosely themed screenings at the Ritz Lounge every few months. The work coming out of the Co-op was experimental and weird and beautiful, all edited in-camera and sound loosely synced at screenings by someone manning a cassette deck. A few “best of” compilation VHS tapes were put together at the end of every year. The tapes made their way around Austin to a video stores that had free rental “local” shelves. That was pretty much our YouTube back then. 10+ years later a few of those tapes were still alive and well at Vulcan Video when Kevin found them.

Sky Machine Stills

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I’ve spent the last couple of months chipping away at this found footage music video for the Love Inks out of Austin, Texas.

Editing Pal

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trinosophes

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Tagged along to a screening in Detroit of Jen Proctor’s work curated by Mothlight Cinema at Trinosophes. One of my films, (dis)placement, that Jen did the amazing sound design for was in the program. I also did some camera operating on her film Invisibilities. Watching it reminded me that I was a pretty good shooter once.

Fuse Interactive Celebrity Workout

Celebrity workout video remix from my VHS collection that I put together for a local screening of interactive video work in Ann Arbor, MI put on by FUSE: mobile microcinema. This workout mainly targets the biceps and face.

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Super Bowl XLVIII: Prepare for Extinction

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Super Bowl XLVIII: Prepare for Extinction

A pre-processed and triple-layered Superbowl commercial sandwich made with 90% lean bear and puppy meat, slathered with dreams and power and guaranteed to change your world.