For The domestic violence hotline Amsterdam (SHGA), Utrecht (Moviera) and Zwolle (Kadera) I created a short doc about a honour related violence issue. It’s snippets of the courageous story from Elsam (his shelter name) who shares a difficult history of struggle with homosexuality and the problems with his family and a tradiation of fixed marriage. It’s in Dutch. Enjoy!
I love this video from it’s simple graphical style to it’s narration. This science and philosophy entering a new age where visualisation will deepen our understanding and give visual connotations to information. Sooner I will start focussing on creating productions like this. I will keep you posted!
This August I worked on a music video for the American band Filligar with the amazing Charlotte Scott Willson which was a challenge to edit, but in te end a lot of fun to make! Hope you like it!
For the Gemeente Amstelveen I have created a series of 4 educational shorts for the NME (environmental educational program). With this program they try to learn children the importance of the environment, connection with nature and the joy of being outdoors. It was a great project which I have created with Neeltje Jobse (producer, interviews). I have created the visuals and did the complete production (Writing, Filming, editing, SFX)We will make one last video for them coming October.
Next to my video editing and VFX work for Paradox Productions recently the written word has started to entice me. And so I’ve decided to write about the subjectmatters I care about using film analogies. I chose Dutchreview.com because it gives me the opportunity to reflect on Dutchness and our cultural and societal norms. If you like my columns you are welcome to like the Dutchreview Website or Facebookpage.
You can read my columns over here.
Paradox Productions made a fun leader for ASN Online, The Asian Students Network, to give some extra cachet to their enterprise. Next to doing the editing for the episodes I combined awesome music by Gianni Marino with an international and hip style for the logo animation. What do you think?
Fun interview from AVclub with reality TV writer Troy Devolld. I especially love the mention of the Frankenbite: Cutting up soundbite and combining them with the kuloshov effect so you can literally make people say anything.
Frankenbite, by definition, is just when you take original spoken material and you cut it into a smaller, or different, version of itself. There’s a big difference between the Frankenbiting that you’re probably thinking about most often and the Frankenbite that actually has to happen for a show. If I say, “Yesterday I went to the mall, I bought a lemonade, I rode the kids’ train, and then I bought a pair of pants,” but all I needed to know is there’s a pair of pants, I will Frankenbite it down into, “I went to the mall and I bought a pair of pants.” Because after all, a reality show’s only half an hour to an hour long, and you can’t have somebody, every time they open their mouth, take 20 or 25 seconds to relay the thought. So Frankenbiting should be for the compression of time.
When you are Frankenbiting for the purpose of making someone say something they didn’t say, then there’s a whole ethical thing that comes into play, which is you don’t want someone to say something that isn’t authentic to their character. But I could take that same sentence that says, “Today, I went to the mall and bought pants” [and say], “Well, there was a scene where she went to a boutique, and it wasn’t at the mall, and I want to set up the top of the scene. And somewhere else she says, ‘My friend at the boutique.’” I could say, “Today I went to the [cut] boutique [cut] and bought pants.” So I’m changing the location. I’m not doing anything sinister. It’s sort of mixing the spackle to hold the show together without having to redo the interviews.
I love how the ethical ambiguity and drive for success of the program are mentioned and then veered away from. Editing in it’s essence is a very problematic activity just as it is in journalism. I will have to absorb Frankenbite in my vocabulary. Do you know great or shocking examples of Frankenbiting?