Monday, December 25, 2006

ITP Wintershow Videoblog

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This video is one of the many videos that were made for the 2006 ITP wintershow.
Daniel Liss had this really great idea to do a wintershow videoblog for the ITP wintershow, rather than the traditional walk around interviews! What a great idea. The interviews can all be seen here. I was assisting as interviewer, and it was a great experience!

Here is a video for World News Wheels, by Gilad Lotan and Ariel Efron, which emphasizes the parallel between the traditional act of prayer (and the spinning of the tibetan prayer wheels on a daily basis) and watching the news. Each time a prayer wheel is spun, a different video from various news websites is triggered and projected above the prayer wheels.

There is also this video, for the Botanicalls, which is a service for plant and human communication (also recently shown on this episode of Rocketoboom)...Or how about the interactive puppet theater by Younghyun Chung & Jaewook Shin? All lovely. More here. Thanks Daniel!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

ReinventingTV with Jonny Goldstein

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Jonny Goldstein has started an incredible live, interactive video-phone-chat called reinventingtv!! You can chat, watch Jonny and his guest, listen on the phone, ask questions from the guests, watch videos and discuss projects.

On this episode of reinventingtv, we are speaking with Brian Conley from the vlog Alive in Baghdad.

Here my friends Jaki Levi, Ilteris Kaplan and I are watching Brian Conley and Jonny G.!

This was an incredible experience, and it is a weekly show that happens at 10 pm (EST). You can participate on Thursday nights by going here!

Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

Friday, October 06, 2006

Built to Spill

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I saw built to spill with my sister the other night.

how beautiful are these lyrics!!?

come through me
you arrive and I'm on fire
subdue me
to explode that you inspired
so groovily
second episode all smiles
let's make a movie
in the name of all great liars
improvising Kaufman style

they are all reasons to me
they are all reasons to be
they are all reasons to see
they are all reasons to me

how the hell do you do this?
change the colors shapes and size
I'm clueless
not one thing I recognize
so foolish
every now's a big surprise
help me to get through this
stay with me until I die
there's nothing else I wanna try

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

My friend's pet dog, Rumbly

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My friend Andrew Schneider gave life to the most handsome little friend, using his own mouth as the dog's mouth.

Welcome to the wonderful world of ITP!


Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Words without borders

Here is a really cool book my instructor Nancy Hechinger gave me to look at today. I really like it already.

my sister reacts to an article in the paper

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again, aljazeera international asked for reactions to the 9/11 coverage. I interview my sister reacting to an article in the New York Post that completely misinterpreted Iran and Islam.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Al Jazeera video request...the media and Iran

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I got an email like this one day, and submitted this video response. Here is a bit of the message that I got from Al Jazeera International:

"The Listening Post', is a weekly programme that will take a long hard look
at the global media - how the news is reported, what the big stories of the
week are, what the small quirky stories are and most importantly what the
world thinks of how certain news is reported. The programme will be
broadcast on Al Jazeera's new English language channel, Al Jazeera

I am producing a feature of the programme called Global Village Voices, this
is where we hear from people all over the world about what they think of the
media. We want people to contribute via video and the internet with comments
of one to two minutes. This is where you would come in shopuld you be
interested. We want to get a perspective from as many angles as possible.

Al Jazeera International is a new channel that is being broadcast from
London, Washington, Kuala Lumpar and Qatar. It is english language (despite
being Arab funded) and may go some way to balancing the western media.

The Global Village Voices will include video comments vlog style. Its is our
philosophy here that we get a representative and balanced range of people
rather than high quality footage (the rest of the programme is shot on HD).
I am producing a piece this week on the media and Iran."

i must apologize for the awful editing job, there are a lot of jump cuts, and I am not sure what they will end up using--but this is what I sent to them. Before I sent anything they told me they will only be airing 20 or 30 seconds of it, and wanted only a few minutes of commentary.