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ok, i realized i forgot to put up a 'i've made a lot of videos and here's one of them' video this week

ok, i realized i forgot to put up a 'i've made a lot of videos and here's one of them' video this week.
so, here's a video.
although it's actually a surrealist student film.
here's the story: in 1986 my friend paul and i were at suny purchase and we both ended up in a class called 'surrealism and literature'.
and instead of writing a final essay we made a short surrealist film.
shot on super 8 and edited with a tiny super 8 editor/splicer in paul's kitchen.
and we made the music on my 4-track cassette recorder, with paul playing casio synth while i banged on a cheap drum i found in the garbage.

so, here's 'geranium', not a music video, but it has music. and it's video. so i guess technically it fits the criteria for being included.
plus i really like it and i'm amazed that it was made 26 years ago.
you'll notice i have hair.
and some of the shots, like the human kite, are pretty great.

oh, our teacher's loved it and we both got a's. possibly the only 'a' i ever received at college.

and some back story, we were both obsessed with 'un chien andalou' and 'l'etoile de mer' and early cocteau and man ray and other early surrealist films, so that's kind of what we were hoping to channel and/or be inspired by.

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