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June 16, 2008

Blip: Between Friends

Filed under: artwork,music,video — Tags: , , , , , — Alfonso Surroca @ 11:50 pm

I shot a few bits of video during the drive from one friend’s home in Coral Gables to another friend’s home in South Miami. Here’s what came of it. Music: “Neuflex” by Two Lone Swordsmen.

June 12, 2008

Blip: In Sync

Filed under: advertising,music,video — Tags: , , , , , — Alfonso Surroca @ 9:48 am

While driving home one night, I encountered a lot of road construction, and noticed that the various flashing lights were vaguely in sync with the beat of the music. Music: “Beat Connection” by LCD Soundsystem.

June 11, 2008

New Vimeo Channel: Blips

Filed under: artwork — Tags: , , , , , , — Alfonso Surroca @ 2:38 pm

Blips logo, small

I’m limited in my video capabilities by the fact that I don’t have an actual video camera, so I have to rely on the video function on my still camera. So, I started shooting some short clips of scenery and adding clips of music and ended up with “blips”.

After creating a few of them, I looked around to see if the Vimeo or Flickr communities had already started doing the same thing, but found nothing, so I created a new channel devoted to sub-30 second music/video “blips”.

May 12, 2008

The Rapping Clerk of Courts

Filed under: humor,news,politics — Tags: , , , — Alfonso Surroca @ 11:44 pm

The Miami-Dade Clerk of Courts, 70-year old Harvey Ruvin, seems to have a, er, gift. Witness, as he raps about the dangers of global warming, war, and so forth:

Yes, that video was done by a 70-year old politician. He’s also up for re-election, and making the environment central to his campaign.

Apparently, his campaign is both frugal and environmentally sensitive: the campaign held a fundraiser whose (e-mail) invitations asked invitees not to attend, so as to reduce their carbon footprint; specified that there would be no food served, what with the famine and all; and asked that donors would use the campaigns website instead of writing checks, so as not to kill trees.

Hey, I’d vote for him if I still lived in Miami.

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