I can’t say that people are clamoring for more videos, in fact I can’t say that they have even been noticed by very many people but I can say that I’m going to give you more. Why, might you ask, am I venturing into video when I have finally gotten some mastery of photography? First I haven’t given up photography- and I never will. Second, video is just another way to tell a story and as all those poor suffering souls who have taken a workshops with me know, I am first and foremost a teller of stories. With still photography, video and writing I feel I am just now getting the skills needed to tell a rich, compelling story.
With anything new though my learning curve is steep and my ability to not show you my incremental progress limited. I will say that the quality of my video equipment far exceeds the skill that I have with video. I am hoping that it doesn’t exceed my talent but that remains to be seen. I will keep sharing my steps along the video learning curve and include the lessons I have learned.
The video I include here is a short silly piece that I did with my friend Brenda Berry in Bob Krist’s kitchen. We were trying to learn the conceptualization of shooting video- what shots we needed and how to shoot them. Brenda did most of the photography, I played the breakfast chump. Bob’s refrigerator played Bob’s refrigerator (there’s very little range to a refrigerator). I will announce the opening date this will play at Sundance next year in a later post. Enjoy!
One question…Does Krist know you were in his kitchen? For some reason, I keep picturing him at a cafe in Venice, camera in one hand and an espresso in the other. Patiently waiting for the perfect gondola to pass by his table in the morning light. Meanwhile, you and Brenda are breaking and blendering back home! Hope to see you at the Cannes Film Festival this spring. That is unless Bob decides to press charges!
Thanks for the smoothie Breakfast Chump! I hear they just added a special academy award category – best video involving a banana blender. The other 2 are horror flicks so you have a chance.