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***WATCH FULL SCREEN*** Abstract video poems rarely make sense. While this video *also* falls into that category, it just so happens to be anamorphic, so we're all good here people. Move on. Nothing to see.
In this freewheeling era where bangs meet ponytails meet sideburns, hairstyle definitions are flying fast and loose. These confusing and confounding systems of taxonomy often prevent the hoi polloi from understanding simple yet prevalent coiffure designations. Commence mullets: watch as a set of charmingly unaware parents learn the difference between a heraldic star sign and uncle Jackie. Directed and animated by Giga Shane Music and sound design by Carl Sondrol Bass Clarinet: Eleanor Weigert Bassoon: Brittany Seits Cello: Heather McIntosh Vocals: Angeline Gragasin, Carl Sondrol Additional Post Sound: Richard Howarth
Robot Symphony in C Flat Minor
Little known but highly acclaimed composer/performer Darnell Spotswood III hails from the completely obscure but classically renowned Yorkshire Spotswood Clan. Having already claimed the inter-county chromatic harmonica trophy at age nine, young master Spotswood decided to branch out into Symphony writing, amid sporadic stints of grocery delivery work. This, one of his early and most revered compositions, plays in the space between memory and chiaroscuro, creating an effigy of classical paradigms which it then proceeds to burn with a cognizant ennui. Boat Safety Films tags along.
New York Yoga Minute
In this stressful world of harmonic imbalance, it is important to take a moment each day for our yoga practice, breathing practice, healing practice. Regardless of whether you live in Queens, Staten Island, or Washington Heights, this daily New York Yoga Minute will not only increase your chi, karma, and general self awareness, it will also help you navigate the harsh, urban stimuli through a guided breathing meditation. So join us, and Namaste! Music: “Thanam-Kalyani” by Professor Dwaram Venkataswami Naidu
Back in ought '10, when the iphone was just settling into it's video own, it was hard not to capture the minutiae of every day life. After sitting on these clips for three years, much like a proud mother goose, they have finally found a meaningful sequence. Paired with a highly edited ted talk from Daniel Kahneman entitled "The riddle of experience vs. memory", these moments take on a new shine; the one they'd been looking for.
The Most Important Thing to Remember - (A Color Slide Travelogue)
Why is talking to strangers easier when you're not at home? Why does a sudden change from cold to warm weather stimulate your optimism glands? Why does film look better than digital? Does it still look better when you scan and edit it digitally? Does anyone care? What is the most important thing to remember? A work trip exploited for personal project creation, this is the material and spiritual essence of my recent Austin jaunt, captured in 100 ASA color slide Fuji Velvia. Deep blues seep off of the slide sideways as the world becomes friendly and contemplative. This is where existentialism meets sanitary pragmatism, where life meets death meets ice cream, where day meets dusk meets waking midnight hours.
Grilling Lessons (with Elie Shane)
Grilling is not a simple past-time to be entered into lightly. One needs professional accoutrements, dedicated vision, and impassioned creativity. One needs the tools of the trade: the brush, the tongs, the spirit. In this lesson, we learn from a man of many meats, whose singular vision for a perfectly grilled steak is matched only in his exemplary taste in sweat-shorts and catchy phrases. Boat Safety films deploys one of it's own, Elie Shane, into the grilling field for this delicious romp in instructional entertainment. Original music composed tastefully by Daniel Greenspan of Greene Street Music.
Serbian Psychology Cat VP Debate Wrap-Up
While there are many perspectives at play in this complex and highly evolved political ecosystem, eastern desk correspondent Serbian Psychology Cat offers unique insights into daily political events. When there is kaymak at risk, when there are chevapchichi hanging in the balance, and if there is a palachinka to be eaten, Serbian Psychology Cat is available to provide those services, and commentate politically as an alternate or synchronous option. There is opinioin, there is fact, and then there is the ultimate melange of the two, Serbian Psychology Cat.
The Gentleman and The Administrator
Since the beginning of human evolution, man has struggled to communicate to his fellow brethren. This has never been more plainly evidenced than in our new, fragile, communicational ecosphere of electronic messaging. A hypothetically verbatim transcript, this short film explores didactic misinterpretations of the same basic epistemological concept, as played out daily between savvy Vimeo patrons and their respective counterparts, the hard-working Vimeo administrators.
Moist, supple, almost ingenious strands of starchy delirium tangle in the expectant mouths of many etruscan epicureans. Warm, earthy, hyper-palatable tinges of historic flavor capsules burst into the masticating cheeks of multiple neopolitan nibblers. Dry, crisp, sophisticated granules of peccorino romano cascade like winged seeds, landing artfully onto the plates of refulgent romans. Mangia!
Tricks on Wheels (part #1)
Although man has evolved over the millenia without any semblance of circular, rotating appendages, he seems doggedly determined to affix such appurtenances to his lower extremities whenever opportunity allows. Perhaps in some alternate universe, where all people roll freely thanks to the small, round, wheels that grow from their feet, some choose to don restrictive, non-rolling shoes, and are applauded for the audacity of their sport. In this universe, however, it is quite the other way around This leftover footage from the Haley video is the pudding in the proof.
City of Brotherly Roof
When roofs pluralized ascend into the ether, they gather together to weather the collective onslaught of weather. When tiles and shingles mingle, they string along those that they bring along, as tiles pluralized become single. When flying buttresses climb the nearest arch, they make fleeting attempts not to incur the wrath of a gutter, the chimney's ire. A city's upper structures coruscate in the waning sun, as it's rooftops near boiling points unknown to mere h2o. Music by The Farce. Picture by Boat Safety Films. Produced for the Nosferocktu Festival. NYC. APRIL. 2010.
Thanksgiving in 60
Mounds of meat repose atop torrential run-offs of cranberry rivulets, dripping gravy onto irregularly shaped pecan mashed yams whose savory complication infuses the crisply chewed corn bread stuffing. Thanksgiving takes longer we're told, but here it is for your consideration in 60. Music: Frog Legs Rag (1906, piano roll) by James Scott http://freemusicarchive.org/music/James_Scott/Frog_Legs_Ragtime_Era_Favorites/01_-_james_scott_-_frog_legs_rag