filmed entertainment in streaming format for windows media player.
we will all have our own television stations on the internet" MikeVideo
Dec. 2005 I have been using the YouTube service to collect most
of my online output. Most of the videos produced since 2005 are
on my YouTube Channel..
a "Director Account" on YouTube, where I have been storing
my videos since December 2005.
"Construction". During 2009, many of the videos I've
featured here on the MikeVideo page have had their soundtracks deleted
from the YouTube feeds for "copyright infringement." Although
I always list copyright information for the songs and tunes I use
complete and in mashups on my various MikeVideo internet movies,
and have added disclaimers to some of the vids, YouTube sees fit
to automatically delete soundtracks instead of just acknowledging
that there is copyrighted music involved. On some of the vids, a
link will be overlaid on the video with itunes download information.
On some of the vids, the soundtrack is just unceremoniously deleted.
I have attempted to supply alternate video feeds as substitutions.
The terrible thing is that YouTube now has HD capabilities.My Xanga
feeds are not in HD. I am uploading some vids to my
Vimeo page, and in some cases I am streaming direct from the
AllThingsMike servers.My apologies if you click a link and find
the soundtrack does not work. The complete Feature Page for the
archived video "Moviola Dance" is missing the vids. These
were uploaded to Google video and recently they removed them for
copyright infringement as well. I will attempt to upload Moviola
Dance to either Xanga or Vimeo before long. Also in mid 2009, I
had to shut down the original AllThingsMIke site, which was hosted
by Homestead, to save money. It was mainly an "archival"
site, and most of the content has been reinvented on the AllThingsMike
servers since the early part of the century. I am still in the process
of removing links to the archived pages where they exist. MFN/mikevideo/11.08.09
A Performance MikeVideo: "Iko Iko"(Rated
Iko ": (October
2009) Sometimes I get the urge to sing and dance. Most of 2008 and early
2009 were spent on crutches while wating to have my hip revision operation.The
operation was in early June. I was on a walker and then a cane until
September, when my doctor told me I could finally walk under my own
power. In October of 2009 I created my first dance video in a long time,
performed to my own rendition of the Dixie Cups New Orleans themed song
"Iko Iko". I double tracked two separate song tracks, overlaid
them, and then danced to the song as it played through the computer
speakers. I danced a couple of times, and overlaid the two dance tracks
during the bridge sequences. Read the
DIRECTOR'S COMMENTARY on my blog.
A MikeVideo from the vaults: 2002's "Faire Music"(Rated
the creation of "Renaissance Day" on my very first MikeVideo
page on AllThingsMike back in 1999 right after I shot over three hours
of footage at the Renaissance Faire that summer. All MikeVideos were
mastered on SVHS, and distributed on VHS tape prior to digital media.
The Renaissance Day footage was shot on the then new "digital video
tape" but it was always planned as a tape. Common folk couldn't
master their own DVDs in those days. In fact, back in the days before
YouTube, streaming movies on the internet weren't really popular (or
easy to create.) As a promotion for the tape, I used video editing software
to create "Faire Music". Those of us who braved the waters
of early streaming technology found that the idea was delicious,but
the resulting images on the computer when streaming (which took forever)
looked so hopelessly pixelated that some scenes appeared as if they
had been filmed underwater. I was on the forefront of the digital video
revolution, but there wasn't really much of an audience. A lot of people
just didn't have powerful enough computers or internet connections to
be able to watch my first "internet movies", of which "Faire
Music" was my third.
IS A LINK to the Internet
Archived AllThingsMike webpage from 2002 which annnounces this early
version of "Renaissance Day" and has links to small, unsightly
realvideo files. (The media links on the archived page don't work)
My VHS videos were either half hour or hour shows, so I assumed "Renaissance
Day" was going to be at least an hour. (the final internet movie
is 20 minutes long, in two roughly 10 minute segments on YouTube)
I shot the footage in
this "promotional" 4 min. 44 sec. "Music From the Renaissance
Faire" video in 1999. The actual "Renaissance Faire"(2004)was
made using footage from both 1999 and 2004 to tell the "story"
of the Queen's arrival to a small English countryside town in the Elizabethan
era."Faire Music", which on the internet in 2002 was a really
shoddy looking "realvideo" file, had almost been forgotten.
However, while looking
for video footage on old DVDs recently I found the .avi and .mpg files
which look pretty good. I've uploaded the above.mpg file to YouTube.
This utilizes some of the same footage as in "Renaissance Day",
but the footage here is not edited. (There is a lot of shakycam during
the bagpipists' duo.) So you get to see Glenn Morgan's performance in
I didn't even know I
had a good copy of this video. Since YouTube allows videos of any type
and size now, "Faire Music" can be watched in "high quality"
HD. I think it's amazing that one of the first video I streamed from
my AllThingsMike servers back in 2002, and I video I almost forgot about,
can now be seen and enjoyed in High Definition video. Makes me think
that I'm going to have to upload all my higher quality video files to
YouTube. I've always regretted that in order to really show the high
quality files, like Cultural Blender, on my website, I had to host the
file myself, which used to cost a lot higher price than it does now,
as bandwidth becomes cheaper and more readily available and computers
and internet speeds are faster.
became an internet movie in 2004,and cost me over $500.00 one month
in bandwidth overage charges. I had taken it offline by the time YouTube
went online and PARTS
TWO have been on YouTube since December 2005.In order to upload
the video, I had to chop it in two, and I don't think I ever mastered
the avi files into a higher quality wmv or mpg file. I will attempt
to upload the complete mpg file of Renaissance Day to YouTube, but I'm
almost inspired to re-invent the video and master it in high def.
A photo/video slideshow showcasing downtown Los Angeles, scored to a
mashup of L.A. themed songs and groups. In December of 2006 I published
San Diego Dreams on YouTube, and the video is my most popular vid
on the service, with over 80 comments. I've been wanting to put together
an homage to the city in which I live, L.A., since I only visited San
Diego for a weekend. L.A. Dreams is my "video response" to
my own San Diego Dreams. Using video footage along with hundreds of
photos culled from over four years of photographing the city in earnest,
the editing took over two weeks. I want to show that L.A. is a beautiful
city, with a mix of different styles of architecture. They say "nobody
walks in L.A. Well, this video was taken during many walking tours of
of the Silver Lake Steps Project, Videoblog #8 takes the
viewer along with our host on a hiking tour of the historic
public staircases in the Silver Lake district. We're there
as Mike prepares for the trip, drives the freeways of L.A.
to his desitnation, and then we get to come along on hikes
up the Music Box, Micheltorena, and Cove steps. Shot on
April 26th, 2008, and completely assembled and edited during
the rest of the 26th and the morning of the 27th, Mike's
Video Blog #8 is original in that it doesn't include any
outside music sources. (Except for the "Mike's Video
Blog Theme" sung by Mike) Original cut was 17 minutes
long and included two more staircases, and a drive up Micheltorena.
Fool"(1991) An archival MikeVideo from 1991. Mike performs some improvisational
dance to the music of Artie Shaw. During the late 80s and early 90s, I
frequently turned the camera on myself when performing dance, to music
as varied as rock, big band, and rythym and blues. These tapes, originally
on VHS, predated the "dance craze" videos on YouTube by almost
20 years. I would simply turn on the record or tape player, the camera,
and start dancing. I never used these tapes in MikeVideos, and now that
"dance moves' videos are really popular, I dusted this one off from
1991 and posted it on the
WhenWordsCollide Video section in March of 2007.
Street Dance"(1989) This sequence originally was part of a longer video entitled
"Judy Garland" and is a beta tape. It was made as an experimental
beginning for a series of short "episode" type videos which were
about 20 or 30 minutes long. Each "episode" has crosscutting between
movie sequences. The first had three different Judy Garland sequences, hence
the title. The piece here, from the Warner's musical "42nd Street"
with Ruby Keeler performing to the 1989 Paul McCartney tune "Rough
Ride" was an early "Moviole Dance".
There was also a cartoon on each tape. I finished two of them and began
a third.It might be noted that this video was deleted from my YouTube site
by Warner Brothers for copyright infringement. 42nd Street was a Warner
Brothers Film, and Ruby Keeler was one of the studio's stars. Busby Berkeley
directed the film, from 1932.
To Lomita" (1987)An unfinished video from 1987 provides a musical
interlude between Mike and his roommate Jim, singing and strumming "Back
to Lomitia", a theme song made up on the fly for the video, parts of
which can be sampled in the
History of MikeVideo. Someday I might even cobble together scenes from
the 6 hours of footage I shot as I and Jim moved "back to Lomita"
in 1987 to create the video that never was. In the meantime, enjoy this
little musical interlude.