A short documentary that follows a group of liberal, mostly unemployed 20- and 30-somethings to a summer block party hosted by their historic neighborhood church in Portland, Oregon. Featuring a mysterious, colorful orb that appears at 02:18!
It's about a wife in a coma! Kind of like the Smiths song, but with a wife instead of a girlfriend! And everything is a time warp/trip/glitch! The Victorian Era, the '70s, and the late '80s/early '90s ALL COLLIDE! There's also an attempted murder mystery! Also featuring Celine Dion and rotary phones! Main characters: Celine (from the Victorian Era; wife of Barry) Barry (from the 1970s; husband of Celine) Chip (from the late '80s/early '90s) Doctor Ruji (the doctor)
A profoundly provocative statement on contemporary commercial culture and media. In other words: a music video full of black lights. Mashup made from: Peter Gabriel - "In Your Eyes" Missy Elliott - "Work It" All glowing lights except the black light were filmed at the Tardis Room in Portland, Oregon.
I originally made this for a college video art class in 2005. It's kind of a fairytale about unrequited love (or something). This version contains a re-worked soundtrack (featuring Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren"). Filmed at an abandoned prison at Fort Ord in Monterey, California.
Most of the source footage for this project is from VHS cassettes that my housemate Osha and his friends made in high school in the late 1990s. I used my cell phone to record the TV screen as the tapes played; that part happened in the early 2010s—the year 2010 itself, in fact. These are the sources I mutilated for the soundtrack, in order of first appearance: 1. Pink Floyd - "The Happiest Days of Our Lives" 2. A girl talking at a bar (I didn't know her) 3. Leona Lewis - "Bleeding Love" (written by Jesse McCartney) 4. Ruji - a recording of myself cluelessly pressing things on my brother's keyboard 5. Beyoncé - "Why Don't You Love Me?" 6. Mariah Carey - "Touch My Body" 7. 2pac - "Changes" 8. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - "Scattered Pearls" 9. Xiu Xiu - "I Broke Up" 10. Cyndi Lauper - "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" 11. Nine Inch Nails - "Closer" (just the very last beat)
Another animated Don Depresso (http://dondepresso.rujic.net) music video. The mashup is made from segments of the following tracks: Leona Lewis - "Bleeding Love" Lana del Rey - "Ride" and "Young and Beautiful" Cocteau Twins - "Heaven or Las Vegas" Robyn - "Be Mine" and "Dancing on my Own" The Smiths - "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want" Imogen Heap - "Hide and Seek" The Supremes - "Baby Love" This Mortal Coil - "Red Rain" See also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnnQ3kWDY50
You should probably be stoned for this partially animated music video starring Don Depresso, my lovely, depressed, drug-abusing comic strip character (http://dondepresso.rujic.net). The songs included in the mashup are: Xiu Xiu - "Honey Suckle" Meat Loaf - "I Would Do Anything for Love" Alphaville - "Forever Young" Katy Perry - "Hot 'n' Cold" Matchbox 20 - "3am" 2pac - "Changes" Nine Inch Nails - "March of the Pigs" Lana del Rey - "Ride" Rihanna - "We Found Love" The Verve Pipe - "The Freshmen" Ke$ha - "Die Young" Xiu Xiu - "Suha"
"A Bleeding Landslide Can't Make You Love Me (The Ultimate Breakup Song)" Is this video silly, serious, or sillious? You decide. Songs included in the mashup: Fleetwood Mac - "Landslide" Beyonce - "Irreplaceable" Ne-Yo - "So Sick" Roxette - "It Must Have Been Love" Bonnie Raitt - "I Can't Make You Love Me" Leona Lewis - "Bleeding Love"
This is Nicole Resua's, Reginald Szewczyk's, and my much-anticipated Kate Bush tribute video. Everyone should watch it, because it's the best video we've made together so far! It's CHOREOGRAPHED, and our dancing is actually in sync sometimes!
This was my first comics reading, where Christina Blue Crow helped me perform the words to my Don Depresso comics in front of a projection screen. It turned out great even though we were both sick! The theme is anti-love, and these comics were mostly made after I got dumped right before Valentine's Day of last year.
I recorded this from a TV screen to document the advent of 3D broadcasting, which I'm sure will soon be a household standard. I love these uncomfortable shifts in consumer technology mainstreams. Someday, we'll no longer see the "testing" screen that prompts viewers to check their TV sets for 3D capabilities; we'll no longer see that bifurcated vertical image stack; and we'll no longer have to grab our special glasses to watch 3D TV. Oh, how dearly this reminds me of Net Café (http://www.archive.org/details/netcafe).