Category Archives: videos

Every Saturday morning we post a video project we’ve been involved with.

Deep Listening – Frog

The following video resulted from a workshop and deep listening exercise held on 3.10.23 on South Puget Sound Community College’s campus as part of the Digital Humanities Lab. The workshop was led by Jessie Lenderman, an instructor at the college who is a filmmaker and documentarian who uses inter-disciplinarian practices to inform her work.

In the first part of the exercise, participants were given an object and asked to write a short piece only describing it. Next, participants developed a second short written piece detailing personal associations with their chosen item. In the last part of the exercise, participants filmed the object, using the two former pieces of writing to help guide the audio-visualization of it.

Videos were shot on our phones. To edit the video, we used an open-source software program called OpenShot. Open-source software is distributed with its source code, making it available for use, modification, and distribution by anyone who uses it. Unlike software developed by many corporate entities for profit, open-source software is guided by an ethical component that fosters community, exchange, and learning.

In my video, I incorporated a recording of frogs I’d made on campus the evening before, around 8 PM. I was leaving the building when I heard them in a chorus.

Frog from Mike Gray on Vimeo.

H.P. Thomcraft’s Game of Pawns – 1 week only!

H.P. Thomcraft sojourns to a cloudy living room in an undisclosed location of the nether-regions/places to weave three hazy tales of mystery and murk while playing a most deadly game of death. “H.P. Thomcraft’s Game of Pawns” is the sequel to the water-logged “H.P. Thomcraft’s Box of Tales.”

I will be pulling the post down this coming Sun. in order to submit to festivals. I just wanted participants and readers of Protozoic to get a preview.

*** This video will be back on Protozoic soon! ***

See you soon!
See you soon!

LJ’s Trip, Episode 4 – The Hands of Time

In episode 4 of LJ’s Trip LJ is been summoned by Mr. Archer, Producer in the Chicken and Breasts film division at Trippers Inc. It seems that some of LJ’S shenanigans and tomfoolery has not gone unnoticed! And Mr. Tom Foolery is not happy! It seems that a mysterious ressurectee has invaded the time trip-line that LJ has so carefully butt-tickled into nonsense. This foe threatens to drill LJ a new one, a BIG new one, and to cyborgize his neander-baby!

LJ’s Trip, The Hands of Time, Episode 4 from Matt Brunson on Vimeo.

LJ’s Trip – The Salem Sisters

Here is the first show in a 6 part web series I was involved in creating, directing and writing along with filmmaker Matt Brunson. We are currently releasing the shows ourselves, and though I can’t make any promises, a new show should go live every two weeks. As the various episodes go live, I’ll post them here, but you can also check out LJ’s Trip for more information. Currently the website is a little bare bones, but it will be filled out in the coming weeks. While historically inaccurate, the first show gives a nod to one of my great loves, the Puritans.