Saturday, 9 June 2007

Outside and Unknown

On Saturday 9th June Direct Language 3.2 screened in the Outside and Unknown: from the fringes of the vlogosphere programme in the Pixelodeon festival at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, USA. The programme was curated by Jennifer Proctor. Happily for those of us unable to make the trip to LA, Jennifer sent me the programme details with links to the online versions of the videos which, now the programme has screened, I am able to post so that you can also enjoy it from the comfort of your own computer.

This screening is a celebration of international vloggers who push the limits of what the moving image can mean, especially in an online context. They treat video as poetry, painting, theater, soapbox, and laboratory. They fly under the radar, create for small audiences, and use the web as a venue for experimentation. You may not recognize all of their names, but they're producing some of the most groundbreaking work on the web, fusing videoblogging, filmmaking, and artistic practice.
- Jennifer Proctor

Chris Black
Praise and Sensation 1:10

Direct Language
Steven Ball
Direct Language 3.2 :45

en video
Juan Luis Casañas Ballester
Luz 1:10
Tacto 1:05

Seth Diehl
eyes open :50

Video Haiku
Kevin O
Pigeon Mob 1:30
Hot Dog Rollers 2:00
Train Bridge 2 1:55

the wave
Jimi Bogdanov
Film # 55 2:25
Film # 57 2:00

Rasmus Jørgensen
Just that moment 1 :30

the fever 5k
Jason Talbot
VII :50

The DIY Animation Workshop
Andrew Lynn
sundance 1:25
Global Good War :45
Paper Dream 1:25
A Frog is a Frog 1:00

David Howell Studios
David Howell
Morning Walk 1:00

Matt Black's Video Sketchbook
Matt Black
Phở Lunch 1:16

R, S, T, & V
Violet Lucca
victoria's secret 3:10

Zach Kmiec
Wikitchen 2:50

El Gringo Loco
Jeremy Smith
Technical Difficulties :40
Guitar Mix Up :40
The hand that feeds you :40
Closer Train 1:00
Dean Wolf
kaleidobirds :30
tree stencil 090606

Scenes of Provincial Life
Michael Szpakowski
Woodland Oratory :35 (silent)
The Garden, May 20th :28
Home Movie :30 (silent)

SpaceTwo: Patalab
Sam Renseiw
On motion analysis and treadmills 1:26
The snow queen's psychogeography 1:49
The lapse of time between two instances 1:48

The Film of Tomorrow
Trine Bjørkmann Berry
Stretching Before and After 1:20

Mack McFarland
watch to alleviate aesthetic static 1:00
to watch after the White House Press Briefing or with the apathetic 1:25
to watch in preparation of deep fall 1:25

This Side of the Cave
Juan Carlos Gonzalez
video: inspector is coming 2:25



ah.. the news blogger.
thanks for the easy links... had not had time to check the list before now myself.
well then, congartulations to our hollywood entre!

Philip Sanderson said...

Whole lotta voodling going on......

Steven Ball said...

isn't it!


we should have coined the term "voodling" back in february. whatever happened to the wikepedia entry, that was there for a short moment?

Steven Ball said...

Wikipedia disallowed it because it is a neologism. Maybe we need a voodle aggregator.


indeed it is.
but then again one could argue that it still is a protologism. with more frequent use, its proliferation might lift it from an unstable neologism state to a diffused one, before it gets stable.
guess we have to spread the word, OuLiPo wise.

Steven Ball said...

Wikipedia aside the trick might be to try to get it into common usage, which could be achieved by using the word where ever appropriate - particularly in comments on videoblogs, etc.