Video Series" (Rated "G") 12/06
One: min. sec. Part Two: Part Three
Holiday Feature Webpage: The
history of the new digital "internet movie series" called
"Nantucket Holiday" is presented, along with video captures,
and streams of the chapters from YouTube just as soon as I get them
online, on the new "Nantucket Holiday" feature page.
Holiday Episode One: The Calm Before the Storm( 1999-2006) In
September 1999 I travelled to Nantucket Island off the coast of Massachusetts.
Since I was spending two weeks in Nantucket for a vacation/lovesearch,
I brought along my year old digital videocamera. I announced the creation
of the MikeVideo movie "Nantucket Holiday" on my then fledgling
website and created a
section of the site for the video. The original video is slightly
over an hour long, and was mastered to SVHS. Using the master as a reference,
but going back to the original digital videotape, I am reconstructing
the video as a "movie series" of five or more 10 minute episodes.
In the first, Mike arrives on island just in time to hear that a hurricane
Holiday Episode Two: Nantucket Architecture and Hurricane Floyd (
1999-2006)The hurricane is approaching and Mike prepares for the worst,
but first tours the area out of town and comments about the singular
Nantucket architecture, enforced by building code to insure that all
structures on the island look as if they had been built in the 17th
Holiday Episode Three:Brandt Point Light, Steeple Views, Whaler's Homes,
and Widow's Walks ( 1999-2006) Another 10 minute episode ot
the video. Starting with the Brandt Point lighthouse the moring after
the hurricane passed Nantucket, MIke makes his way around the island,
shooting from inside the Congregational Church tower, the tallest point
on Nantucket Island, and describing some of the 17th century Whaling
mansions at the top of Main Street.
Movie (1999-2006) One of the highlighted sections of the 1999
"Nantucket Holiday" video was a series of shots of the sun
setting on Madaket Beach. Now I have used the sunset footage for "God's
Movie". Although shot in 1999 on Nantucket, I enjoy watching the
sunset into the ocean, and have always called the experience "watching
God's Movie." Now "God's Movie" is a MikeVideo
"San Diego Dreams"
(Rated "G") 09/06
min. 03 sec.
Diego Dreams (2006) A weekend getaway in September 2006
to the beautiful Southern California beach city of San Diego resulted
in "San Diego Dreams", a MikeVideo "travelblogue"
set to music. Visits over a three day period to Coronado Island, The
world famous San Diego Zoo, and Balboa Park yeilded scenes from each
area. The first part of the video was shot on Coronado Island, and since
I didn't take a lot of video footage, far less than I had thought, I
use some of my photographs to supplement the footage. The second part
of the video features shots of animals at the Zoo, scored to Toto's
1980s hit "Africa". The next scenes are from some of the museums
at Balboa Park, which are housed in the photogenic buildings of the
1917 Pan American Exposition, a World's Fair. The entire video was assembled,
edited, scored, and uploaded to YouTube in one day.
was the most popular I had on the YouTube service but they removed the
soundtrack in 2009 for "copyright infringement". I now have
the stream from Xanga.
It has received over 80 comments since it went online on YouTube. At
one time picked for the front page of a San Diego travel bureau, the
video is only meant to highlight a few destinations (I was only there
for a weekend) yet the comments it receives on YouTube usually represent
opposing factions of people who either think that the place is the best
city on Earth or else it's a gang ridden metropolis too close to Tijuana.)
I've always loved to visit there, but I live in the Los Angeles area,
of course, and am always cheerleading for my town. In November 2008,
I uploaded an "video response" to "San Diego Dreams"
"L.A. Dreams.showcasing my photography of downtown Los Angeles.
"Selling Sex at
the CES" (Rated "R") 09/06
One: 9 min. 54 sec. Part Two:9 min. 58 sec. Part Three: 8 min. 44
Sex at the CES: Video Postcard
( 2000) In August of 2000 I uploaded the "Video Postcard"
for "Selling Sex at the CES" to my YouTube Channel, as an
"advertisement" for the ambitious "Selling Sex"
internet video, a 30 minute three parter which I intended to upload
to YouTube as I created it from the original source tapes for the 2001
VHS tape already existing. I shot fottage from 1999 to 2001 at the Video
Software Dealers convention in Las Vegas, a trade show I call "The
Pornothon". The "Video Postcard" was originally made
for the JVC video sharing site online, since my first digital video
cam was a JVC. The original digital elements, including the opening
credits and narration, was recently found on an almost discarded CDR.
I transferred the files onto my present computer, and I have all three
parts completed as of November 2006. Sex sells, and at the Consumer
Electronics Show in Vegas every year, all the big porn companies put
on quite a show, including a large amount of porn stars and starlets
signing autographs and "posing".The
" Selling Sex at the CES" Feature Webpage The "Selling
Sex" saga is a long one, and the story merits it's own page on
MikeVideo. I am offering all three 10 minute "MikeVideo Internet
Movies" for download or streaming from this site. The history of
the video is related, as is the story of how my first two "Selling
Sex" videos were censored and removed from my YouTube channel.
Now you can watch the complete MikeVideo "Selling Sex at the CES".
I must warn that this video is not for everybody. I am not conflicted
about featuring what amounts to soft core porn on my website. I have
rated the videos "R" for restricted, and hope to dissuade
anyone from watching them if they are offended. Before the videos were
removed from YouTube, each one received almost 10,000 viewings, so they
were popular. "Selling Sex at the CES" is a documentary, and
while somewhat titillating, these are just the latest MikeVideo "internet
movies" for your enjoyment.
(Rated "G") 06/06
(June 2006) I have a "thing" about clowns, and when
I created a website called
Clowns, this video was begun utilizing the images I had collected
for the website. The internet movie lasts six minutes and 23 seconds
and is a series of over 250 images of clowns set to and edited to
clown themed music. Using the special effects in the Pinnacle Studio
9.4, the images overlay, move, and fade, so that the effect is more
of a moving film than what is essentially a slideshow. All kinds of
clowns are here, from the "funny" to the "ferocious".
A lot of people are afraid of clowns, so their evil nature shows through
in this video, as well as their comical nature.The video has proved
to be one of my few "YouTube hits" and has been viewed over
13,000 times and has received 15 comments since June of 2006.
my 2007 videos I have begun to develop a discernable "style"
which was begun with this video. The early use, for me, of the chroma
key feature has turned into a standard effect in most of my internet
videos since "Clowns". There are visible "green"
edges in this video, because I hadn't learned how to diminish this
part of the chroma key effect until a few videos later. Perhaps I
will revisit "Clowns" in the future and clean up the less
than perfect effects.
"Doo Dah" (Rated
(January 2006) This MikeVideo Internet Movie clocks in at over
slightly over 9 minutes long.Part of my streaming videos on YouTube,
"DooDah" is a visual and aural representation of the DooDah
parade, Pasadena's "alternate" take on the annual Tournament
of the Roses. The parade had gone on through over 30 irreverent years,
and I have captured most of the "attractions" like the Men
of Leisure and the Bastard Sons of Lee Marvin, plus this year's Grand
Marshalls, the "Barbecue and Hibachi Grill Team." The music
track for this internet movie is "800mg" from the CD "Evacuation
Routes" by Andreas Braeunlich. I plan on using more Braenlich
music on future projects.
Some of the groups particpating
in the DooDah parade have their tongues planted firmly in cheek, and
others, such as these "well hung" gentlemen, have their
backs pierced. There is never a dull moment, and hopefully I've captured
it all in my new MikeVideo Internet Movie. Streaming to a computer
Boop Dreams" (Rated "G") 01/06
min. 38 sec.
2006) The composite art featured on
The Betty Boop Pages site was only to be the beginning. One
of my dreams was to somehow capture the figurines and dolls as video,
and then "composite" backgrounds for them. On the aftenoon
of January 14, 2006 I created a 3:38 "movie" using the
chroma key feature in the video editing software.
the Betty Boop website: This "internet movie" is presented
as an art piece, and is not for sale. Betty Boop is a copyrighted
image from King Features. No attempt is made to infringe upon copyrighted
material. Most of the images in the movie are photos of Danbury
Mint collectible Betty Boop figurines. The backgrounds are MikeVideo
videography. One image is used from a copyrighted website, Rita's
Betty Boop Site. It is the image of Betty in a nighty on the title
card for the video. This is original art drawn by Rita. Most of
the images in the still section in the video are my own composites,
made with photographs or images from the web, and featured on this
(Rated "G") 01/06
min. 8 sec.
2006 ) This was the first video I uploaded to the internet on
Jan. 1st. 2006, MikeVideo's 20th anniversary year.It is a "continuous
take" music video shot live at the Scottish Festival at the
Orange County Fairgrounds in 2004. I had to compromise the visual
quality when posting 8 minute movies to YouTube only a month after
it started operation. Also I would like to note that the sound
quality sucks, due to the fact that I stood directly in front
of the speakers with the camera. Next time, I'm setting up a second
(stationary) camera with the music track.