Wednesday, November 29, 2006

One Meeeeeeeeeeeelion Views

So I make a lot of videos. Once in a while one gets broadcast. Sometimes they are shown in galleries. Usually, at best, they go to film festivals and get seen by a few hundred people.

Well, at one of my jobs I was volunteered to help with a video. So I helped. I shot it and edited it, on a very fast deadline. Not my usual sort of video. It went up on before Halloween, and when I looked the next day it was on the main page and had about 29,000 views. "Wow," I thought. "That's a lot of views." It stayed on the main page about a week.

Now, it has just made it past 1,000,000 views. Six zeroes. Seriously. It's about 7 minutes long, so it is fair to say this video has consumed 7,000,000 minutes of potentially productive time. That's 116,666 hours. 4,861 days. More than 13 years -- gone.

I would just like to take this moment to apologize for that.

It is currently the number 19 most-viewed video of all time in the "Arts and Animation" category. If you feel you must see it, it's at: Project Redeye. A production meeting for the sequel is being held on Friday.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Return to Bigton

Littleton, New Hampshire
This blog had a brief and very pleasant vacation in New Hampshire, but has now returned. (Above, an image from the first parade of the season, held Friday morning on Main Street.)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

12th and 3rd at Mixed Messages

For "12th and 3rd in Brooklyn," Iris Lee, Maya Mumma and I are "finalists" in:

Mixed Messages 2006
Friday, Dec. 8, 7:00 p.m., Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street. Free admission.

The selection email said: "An independent panel of distinguished jurors reviewed the many outstanding submissions ... and competition in all categories was strong. The final round judges chose 1 audio work, 1 multimedia project, 2 films and 5 videos."

So, as they say, just being nominated is an honor.

I'm trying, however, to convince Maya and Iris that if we don't win something, anything, we should just weep uncontrollably until they give us something or forcibly escort us from the building.

Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

Ah, a lot has been going on, and I've been so overwhelmed I haven't been posting it.

I hope to get back to regular posting this weekend....