Wednesday, April 7, 2010



Today's MCD is my first micro-documentary for the series. It's about half a minute!

However, despite it's shortcomings, I am very fond of this little guy/gal.

I had GROUND-LEVEL in my word list and I was contemplating what to do.

As often happens, inspiration came during a daydream moment:

I was taking a break from working on a play I am doing video projections for, so I decided to get a sandwich and eat it at a nearby park. While I was eating and listening to Have One On Me, I spaced out while staring at the grass and the tall weeds blowing within it. Right then it occurred to me what to film... Unfortunately I had no camera... And let me tell you I try to be prepared at all times: I keep a flip camera in my bag with me. However, I left said bag in my office.

Hmm... what to do? Yes! We live in the 21st century, where all devices are equipped to receive and produce media. I had my cell phone!

I took that cell phone and put it at ground level in the hopes of gaining some new perspective.

Upon viewing the terse clip, I feel it sums up my mood in those spaced out moments leading up to filming. Yes, it depicts how I was feeling exactly.

Then, as luck would have it, Theo Langason gave me a WHOLE disc of his music the day before. As I scanned the tracks, one proved to capture my mood just as the video had.

I think they make a perfect pairing, and I hope you think the same.

So, if you want to see how I as feeling at about 6:30 yesterday, just watch this:



1 comment:

  1. Another beautiful one Bobby. I like the strange scale, both in the obvious sense (low-angle camera with grass the size of trees) and the kind of weird inversion you get from having a really short video where nothing much really happens-it's both long and short at the same time.

    And the light is beautiful.