“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas

Like the transformation of the audio recording capability for us artist consumers (see David Byrne’s wonderful new book HOW MUSIC WORKS), the video age has brought us extraordinary changes in that technology as well. While we were at Cal Arts in the early 70’s, filmmakers were still cutting on film, synthesizers were just being invented and the idea of being able to cut, mix and produce in one’s own home was ludicrous. Cut to 20 years later and see me, as a parent, watching my own son write, shoot, edit, add effects and mix his short films while never leaving the filth of his teenage room. My how times have changed.

Here, then, are some of the selections, his old father was trying to put together without any of those gadgets. The DIY aspect of our early video art projects are so cute to behold now in that respect.

Again, like the audio portion of this section, I will add old fun footage as I find it and transfer it digitally. Keep checking in.


Blood and Roses by The Smithereens

from the film Dangerously Close