Video cartoons/images

Here are the video depictions we came up with in class.


CCTV and kids’ movies, Last Year in Marienbad

This is a link about the art projects in the UK: – there is a ton of work out there along these lines.

And here another pointer from today: to my view, this is the best contemporary write-up of what makes Last Year in Marienbad so special, and I think reflects out a number of points we discussed today: If you haven’t seen this movie, it is well worth it (now you know to sit back and let it wash over you rather than being pushed into the ‘normal’ viewing practice of trying to make sense of it).

CCTV turns into a ‘film’

This is the first of three posts on Youtube on the Dubai murder I mentioned:


Original CCTV footage provided by Dubai Police.
Total Running Time: 27 min. (divided in 3 parts)
Date: 19 January 2010 20:27h
Place: Dubai, Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Room 230

For our purposes, I think the creation of the narrative is really interesting. Also note that the conclusion they came to was incorrect because this was released before they discovered the passports were all stolen.


I connected several older, unedited videos, all of which I made with my dSLR, from my Flickr stream to the group to demonstrate:

  • video as extended moment
  • video as panorama — extended place
  • sound — remember that your video recorder is also a sound recorder.

3 shot story

Oops. Totally forgot to post this last week, sorry!

These were my Valentine day cupcakes. I used Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mix; the red dye stained my fingers after I licked the bowl. Homemade cream cheese frosting. Red sprinkles and paper hearts to complete.