Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ironically, Lizzie Boredom doesn't have time to really blog these days.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Where I've Been All Your Life

I am climbing out of the abyss I've been sinking into for the last several months to let you all know that I'm still alive, for better or worse. Soon I will be transporting and revamping this blog, but I'm not sure where to just yet.

I'm working on the pilot for my show, Killing Time with Lizzie Boredom, which I hope to finish shooting in September. It is all I really think about and I hope my work pays off.

I am also going to be working on a live show starting this summer (coming to a dingy open mic near you, if you are in NY). I am terrified of performing, so I should probably do it.

Though I'm not updating my blog frequently, I often post updates to my Facebook and Twitter pages.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Triumph of the Skilled

With the introduction of YouTube, affordable video editing software, and the ability to capture footage from mass-produced media, the art of remixing found footage has reached mainstream audiences through viral promotion. The Bed Intruder and Christian Bale v. David are prime fodder for inter-office email blasts. And let's not forget this gem.

But the art of using editing to change the meaning of original footage is nothing new.

In fact, the most famous propaganda film of all time, Triumph of the Will was re-edited many times.

Below, you'll see a re-edit performed by Charles A. Ridley, a British editor. It's amazing how a film that had the ability to make millions of Germans "Heil Hitler", could be re-edited to turn the f├╝hrer into a Chaplinesque goofball.

Oh those Brits and their adorable irony...

Unfortunately, some of the best video remixing remains unseen by large audiences....



I always loved that McLuhan compared television to Romeo and Juliet:

"But soft! What light through yonder window breaks! It speaks, and yet says nothing."

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

If Walter Benjamin Tweeted.

"...the sight of immediate reality has become an orchid in the land of technology."