This is a music video I did that I am quite proud of. It tells a story, has a bit of magic, and a great performance from a non-actress who was 5 years old at the time.
The video showed before Duran Duran’s concert at the Fillmore in San Francisco, and was chosen as a finalist in the band’s Genero TV competition.
Last Thursday night (really Friday morning), the only place you could see my alternative version of Kanye and Jay Z’s Otis video, was on my Vimeo page. Now a few days later it’s been posted to dozens of blogs and websites including Huffington Post, New York Mag’s Vulture Culture (check it), Sundance Channel blog, all over Tumblr etc. Just google “Milo and Otis Kanye” and see all the links that kick back (this UPROXX post is a personal favorite).
The other night Spike Jonze’s video for OTIS off the Watch the Throne album premiered, so for fun after work I made my own. Having already secured Milo and Otis from Netflix and having digitized it that day, I knew I had to strike quick. In less then 3 hours I cut my own video to OTIS and uploaded to YouTube – who of course immediately blocked it.
Check it out on Vimeo here instead
Previously unreleased video I shot of Courtney and Pete at The Odditorium back in the day.
Didn’t make this, but it’s great, so putting it up.
Still from video shoot.
This was an effect I created for a King Black Acid music video I directed in Portland, Oregon back in the day. We shot at Dantes, and one of the videographers, Tom Frisch had rotated in a 360 around talent. Using my mouse I scratched the footage like a DJ and dropped it back to tape, then slowed it down to create this.
In 2003, Portlandia producer David Cress, knowing I wanted to work with The Dandy Warhols and having seen some of my stuff – was kind enough to get me brought onto The Last High music video as a creative consultant. We put some of my scratching effect in the video. Andrews Jenkins directed the video and Dennis Fitzgerald edited.
I grew up grew up in a small town on the Oregon Coast with a cultural center: Waldport Video.
The store is still around decades later. Cash only. Rare titles. Tons of stories. And the same man behind the counter: Chuck.
This piece (which was scored by Auditory Sculpture) was originally intended as a trailer for a longer film that would debut on YouTube. That film was not completed but this piece still serves as a good introduction to Mr. Hill, who paints interesting folk art in addition to running the store.