Thursday, March 03, 2005

No To Government, No To Empire

J20 screen cap
Originally uploaded by blackcatmedia.
All right, so I think that's 7 videos in 7 days...

Warning: This video is pretty big -- ~150MBs and it's pretty long (over 15 minutes), but I'd like to think it's worth it.

This video is an attempt at creating a first person account of a recent San Francisco protest. The footage was shot on January 20th, the date of Bush's innauguration and captures this cities discontent with the current state of American politics.

It took a while to put this piece together, so if you like what you see please let me know. If you don't like what you see, let me know that too... it feels good to know that my work is being seen.


At 4:39 PM, Blogger Chuck Olsen said...

Oh dead, 150 MB?

I have broadband and plenty of disk space, but even I'm not going to download this.

What software are you using? It's relatively easy to compress a 15 min video down to something manageable. I just posted a 14 min video that's 13 MB using Sorenson Squeeze. Let me know if you need help...

At 4:40 PM, Blogger Chuck Olsen said...

I meant "Oh dear" not "Oh dead". :-)

At 11:06 PM, Anonymous jonny goldstein said...

I watched the first couple of minutes of this. The folks I listened to really annoyed me. I hate going to protests where speaker after speaker gets up and rants. I wasn't hearing much in the way of positive suggestions. And I was hearing a lot of huge overgeneralizations. I've been to many events like this. Brought back bad memories.

Maybe it got less painful as the video progressed, but it was taking longer to download than I could handle, so that, combined with the content, made me move on to other stuff.

Anyway, I applaud your interest in politics, but this video was not working for me.

Don't mean to be harsh, but that's my honest reaction.

At 12:00 AM, Blogger Insurgent said...

I appreciate the honesty, Johnny. I think you and Chuck make a great point -- I've decided to create two video files for most of my posts. One, will be designed to load quickly and will be of limited quality, and the other will be a high-quality movie suitable for full-screen viewing.

I know the speeches can get irritating, I think there was over an hour of speeches prior to the march -- and I edited it down quite a bit. The tail end of this piece is probably the best part -- if you get bored Johnny, check it out sometime...


At 3:32 PM, Blogger ryanne hodson said...

ha ha
i was going to say exactly what chuck and jonny just said.
i never go to protests because i am annoyed at people standing up and yelling "things have to change" yeah you're right they totally do.
i agree with that, now stop yelling.
and also check out for some dope, free compression software. 15 minutes should not be 150mb bro.
also check this site that verdi has going for tips:

rock on forever and ever
and keep posting.

At 11:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Empty chants and flag burning. Is this all the left has left to offer? pathetic. No wonder why this country has moved to the right.

At 10:05 PM, Anonymous liz said...

Flag burning makes me sad, because the freedom to disagree and even to burn the flag is part of what the flag represents. Like being able to say, Fuck Freedom, is tolerated in a "semi-free" society and I think we should appreciate that freedom, even if we choose to burn the flag.

At 9:33 AM, Blogger Gavin L. Impett said...

You youngsters,
whatever gets you almost laid, I guess.
For the real revolution seek:
and yee shall find.

One good thing about the never-ending war is I'd forgotten how hot Jane Fonda was back in the day. Yum.

Today's committed pro-abortion/anti-death babes mean well, but the thought of one of them staddling my US grade-cannon (I'm a tax-payer) just doesn't get me there.

Interesting technology though.

At 11:00 AM, Anonymous Online said...

150 MB
How it will cost for me?


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