Re-visiting old videos from SF Zine Fest and APE

It looks like Youtube stopped supporting Flash a while back. In the course of updating some broken embeds on my site, I found a bunch of old videos from the SF Zine Fest and the Alternative Press Expo back in 2010 and 2011. I’ve always loved documenting things like this by shooting little interview videos, so it was fun to go back and watch these videos 7 years later and still find inspiration in them. Nowadays I always carry an iPhone lavalier mic around with me for interviews like this, but back in 2010 I’d have to get NICE AND CLOSE to the subject to get the audio right.









For anyone interested, you can see the original posts (with lots of accompanying photos) here:
SF Zine Fest 2010 pt 1: The Clip Video
SF Zine Fest 2010 pt 2: Peter S. ConradSF Zine Fest 2010
SF Zine Fest 2010 pt 3: Jeff Plotkin
Peter S. Conrad’s Lottery Comic

 

Icelandic Analog: LomoChrome Purple

I’m slowly rolling out some of the photos I took from our most recent trip to Iceland. A already posted some color shots from our week of camping in Hornbjarg, but this week’s collection is off of a roll of Lomography’s LomoChrome Purple film from that same adventure.

LomoChrome isn’t just a purple filter effect, it really brings out unusual color combos depending on the amount of light and the colors you are shooting. A similar effect comes from intentionally flipping a roll color negative film, so the light hits the film from the wrong side. That effect is often called “redscale”, since the predominant gel on the backside of color negative film is usually red. You can see more of my LomoChrome Purple photos here.

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Arctic Fox prints

Iceland 2017

Iceland 2017

Iceland 2017

Iceland 2017

 

Some new yo-yo videos from Iceland

Yo-Yo Store Rewind just posted a bunch of short “combo videos” from the World Yo-Yo Contest in Reykjavik, Iceland. I was happy to find a couple of my yo-yo tricks made the cut, so I wanted to share them here.

The first combo starts off with a Magic Trapeze Mount, which is a ton of fun once you get the hang of it, and then goes into an alternate hand version of Branding.

The second combo is a fun new outer arm (or what I like to call “bendy”) mount and ends with a newer version of my old gyroscopic flip trick.

Both of my videos are really just about shorter concepts, but there are a bunch of great videos on Rewind’s channel, like this combo from Riccardo Fraolini.

 

Icelandic Analog: Hornbjarg

Christine and I spent a couple weeks in Iceland. We started with the World Yo-Yo Contest in Reykjavik and wrapped it up with 5 days of camping in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Here are a few shots from Hornvik, where we camped, and some other parts of Hornstrandir.

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Hornvik

Iceland 2017

Emergency cabin in Hornvik

King and Queen of Cliffs

Iceland 2017

Iceland 2017