Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ray Santiago Orchestra


The videoblog continues. The Ray Santiago Orchestra played at a Loisada community garden last month. This footage was taken with a PureDigital FlipVideo. The camera is not so good in the dark but the sound is ok. It was edited on iMovie4 running on a 2003 Powermac.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Staying in East Harlem


Playing around with movable type, animated Photoshop layers and drop shadows in After Effects. Footage taken with a Pure Digital FlipVideo.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Thumbs Down

Thumbs up or down for BarackRoll? (down for me) It plays on dumbed down, sound byte, hyper image per sec. culture. http://tinyurl.com/5pncnu . Doesn't do it for me because I see many trivialize key issues like he Iraq War, economy, immigration, environment & nuclear proliferation.

Anyhow I suppose if you're hip to memes you wouldn't want Mccain in office anyway, unless you want to stay the course, right?

Saturday, August 09, 2008

All Around Reel


This is an all around reel for photography, illustration & video.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Taking the Boombox Swimming


Taking the boombox swimming. This is a post against nihilism.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Quick Review & Color Key


Quick review of Pure Digita's Flip camera & a color key exercise with "Black Samurai" from the Archive.org's open source movies. Type was exported from Illustrator into After Effects. Editing & additional sound was done in iMovie 4.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Exercise with Public Domain Film


This is a continous rasterization & sound effects exercise using the Public Domain film, Black Samurai from the Archive.org. Type was exported from Illustrator into After Effects. Editing & additional sound was done in iMovie 4.

This episode's links are Blaxploitation, Black Samurai, Crooked Gremlins

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Some 1950's Thing


This is some 50's exercise thing I put together for AE class. Playing around with Adobe AE, PS & iMovie 4. I haven't worked in the camera that can be positioned and the typography yet. This is a digital compositing exercise. Today America has to go overseas for its oil and there's more nuclear warheads on the entire planet.

This episode's links are Wikipedia's 1950's, Creative Cow, The Last Hope

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Almost Chinese


Playing around with Adobe AE, PS & iMovie 4. I haven't tied in the neon dragon movement to audio attributes in AE yet. The 15 song clip is CVB's "We Workers Do Not Understand Modern Art". The other sound effects are from school. This is a digital compositing exercise.

This episode's links are Camper Van Beethoven, Creative Cow, The Last Hope

Friday, June 13, 2008

ROFLCon 2008 Outtakes


Short outtake clip from ROFLCon 2008. ROFLCon was April 25-26, 2008 in Cambridge, MA. Their organization site is ROFLCon.org.

This episode's links are LOLSecretz, LOLTrek, LOLCode, I Can Has Cheezburger?, The Bubble Project, ROFLCon 2008

Monday, June 09, 2008

B&W Infra Red

This is a video of B&W Infra Red photographs that I'm hosting at Blip.TV & cross posted at Archive.org for Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial Non Derivs 3.0 US use. I used sound effects.


This episode's links are Logic Tutor, Veterans for Peace, Current Move On Campaigns

Parade

This is a video of heritage parade photographs that I'm hosting at Blip.TV & cross posted at Archive.org for Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial Non Derivs 3.0 US use. I used sound effects.


This episode's links are Logic Tutor, Veterans for Peace, Current Move On Campaigns

Black & White

This is a video of B&W photographs that I'm hosting at Blip.TV & cross posted at Archive.org for Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial Non Derivs 3.0 US use. I used various sound effects.


This episode's links are Logic Tutor, Veterans for Peace, Current Move On Campaigns

Color

This is a video of color photographs that I'm hosting at Blip.TV & cross posted at Archive.org for Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial Non Derivs 3.0 US use. I used sound effects.


This episode's links are Logic Tutor, Veterans for Peace, Current Move On Campaigns

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Anonymous at ROFLCon

April 25-26, 2008 ROFLCon Cambridge, MA. I had serious sound problems but I managed to save a few minutes of the interviews. I figured I'd use fog to allude to a previous Anonymous web video featuring clouds. Most Scientologists annoy me and I was excited to interview Anonymous members. I didn't get the sound settings right.

This episode's links are Why We Protest, ROFLCon 2008

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

ROFLCon Panel Clips


Watch the Video

72 MB 7 min ROFLCon panel clips from "I Can Haz Case Study?" & "Pwning for the Good of Mankind". Featuring Ryan Iverson, Arija Weddle, Cheez, Alexis Ohanian, Ji Lee, Leslie Hall, Justine Ezarik, & Lana Swartz. ROFLCon was April 25-26, 2008 in Cambridge, MA. Their organization site is ROFLCon.org.

This episode's links are LOLSecretz, LOLTrek, LOLCode, I Can Has Cheezburger? LOLCat Bible, Leslie Hall, The Bubble Project ROFLCon 2008

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Leslie Hall at ROFLCon 2008


I asked Leslie Hall if she could publicly send out a greeting to the American actress, Martha Plimpton.

This episode's links are Logic Tutor, Leslie Hall, ROFLCon 2008

Jay Maynard at ROFLCon 2008


Jay Maynard at ROFLCon April 25-26 2008. I ask what he works on, what open source OS he would recommend, and what he has to say to the young.

This episode's links are Logic Tutor, The Tron Guy, ROFLCon 2008

Monday, March 31, 2008

George W. Bush Speech Quotes


Pres. Bush speech quotes from

March 13, 2003

April 10, 2003

May 1, 2003

March 20, 2006


This episode's links are Logic Tutor, Veterans for Peace, Current Move On Campaigns

March 25, 2008 Vigil for 4000th US casualty


March 25, 2008 Vigil for 4000th US military death. Union Square, Manhattan. 6:30-8:30 PM. No sound.

This episode's links are Logic Tutor, Veterans for Peace, Current Move On Campaigns

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

March 25, 2008 Vigil for 4,000th Death


For today's vigil, Tuesday March 25, 2008 in Manhattan organized by Codepink : http://tinyurl.com/2kty2p

Grandmothers Against The War, Veterans for Peace, and participants hold a vigil at Rockefeller Square on March 24, 2008. They gathered for peace, the 4000 military deaths and over 1 million war casualties.

The photographs can be found at http://tinyurl.com/3b6ky6

This episode's links are Codepink NYC, Veterans for Peace, Grandmothers Against the War

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art


The museum patio was closed & no photography was allowed inside. Anyway it was quiet & nice to be in Staten Island. I have an accompanying photo album of this day.

This episode's links are The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Veterans for Peace, Physicians for Social Responsibility

This Has Got to Stop




He sounded convincing in 1994, pretty harsh in 2008. To me vast improvements is running water, electricity, and functioning government bodies. Iran looks to be invaded, in my worst expectations.



Gorp Cookies, etc


Montage of baking gorp cookies, wearing fake facial hair, Pres. Bush dancing in Africa, Billy Idol going techno, & white cat in "Fists in Pocket". If you had time for this, it's much better to go to the current Move On campaigns page.

This episode's links are Logic Tutor, Veterans for Peace, Current Move On Campaigns

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Winter Soldier

"We've heard it from the generals, they've heard from the politicians,...but they haven't heard from the veterans."

Winter Soldier was a panel from March 13-16, 2008 in Silver Springs, Maryland. Most of the mainstream corporate media have ignored the panel of Iraq War veterans testifying their accounts.



Most of the mainstream media is responsible to their shareholders to make money from their sponsors. Who would you, as a consumer, believe in? The generals, politicians, and veterans on the ground or what mainstream media is saying? It is much wiser to improve your knowledge by broadening your sources of information.

Since mainstream media has not covered these Winter Soldier testimonials, they are actively limiting their service on our public airwaves. We the people entrust our government to license to these broadcast companies for something that belongs to the people. Corporations like mainstream media have neglected the public good by not giving balanced coverage.

Please take a moment and watch these testimonials from Iraq Veterans.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008

Re Opened Blog

I closed this blog & my iTunes music blog to the public for about a month.

New developments:
I was sponsoring 2 kids through Save the Children USA for about 2 years. The charity has gone through its program and it has now deemed its mission complete at the particular village my sponsored children belong. Having completed its program on dealing with sustainable issues: health, hygiene, and early childhood education they are moving on. At this point I was given the choice to continue funding the charity for 2 more kids or stop. I think the tough part is going to be writing the last letters to the kids and saying goodbye. I think though it won't be tough to remind them to take care of their health, do their homework, help around the house & listen to their parents & teachers. If you would like to check out Save the Children USA, they are on the web and also at CharityNavigator.org

I'm working on part time work /school personal web presence at franciscodaum.com. I narrowed the visual arts to 3 catagories: Photography, Illustration, & Video. I'll probably make an audio photo show for each of the catagories. The blawg part may somehow be linked but for now the focus will for academic and part time work purposes.
The links are not all live yet.

Still a firefighter in NYC despite this: link.

I have not filed formal City of New York, NY State and Federal complaints. The deadline for NY State is coming up in May. NY State has a 1 year limit on EEO incidents. FYI: For sexual harassments, the NY State limit is 6 months.

Gratuitous Nip Shot


For up to the minute updates, I'm on Twitter.com, cisc1970.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Abnormal Forms of Self Expression

I love how the official from the Moscow Psychiatric Institute describes violent hooligans. But I guess if you're a Scientologist you won't think it's an abnormal form of self expression, you would immediately know it's evil Xenu, filling up those strapping young lads with nasty violent body Thetans that need to be squeezed out by assessments and E-metering.

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Overheard on the Train

Overheard in a Downtown Lexington Ave. local, quite possibly the most crowded train in the MTA. Even Tennesse Williams took notes of conversations in bars.

"My labor union extorts money from me. I pay $5 a month. It's not much really when you figure in health benefits, arbitration, and periodical contract negotiations for 8,000 paying members. What irks me though are perks given to the representatives. Personally I go to college outside the job description of my trade. But for a second time in a year, representatives will mess around with your personal life, in my case school, just because they can. High ranking supervisors get sent to school for free in distinguished institutions. But if you're a lower echelon minority, basically, you get held back. As a matter of fact, I don't ever get to work all aspects of what the company trained me for. I'm stuck with the same thing each shift. I am assigned to be atrophied. It's the truth. I'm trying to improve myself out of my own pocket, going to college on my own time. I get my own representatives harassing me off duty. I work shifts anytime when it doesn't conflict with college that is only twice a week, out of the 14 possible shifts. Eighty five percent of the time is pretty good. Guys go on cruises, trips to casinos, boys night out and sports leagues. I tolerate and play along with covering for people too drunk to work. All I'm asking is that I be respected for pursuing a college education on my own time, out of my own pocket. When you are a minority, you are obligated to lick boots. You are expected not to have your own life and privacy outside work. It's a double standard. If you're high up in the ranks, they'll put your name in the paper- he's being educated for free at a prestigious college as part of his assignment. Another one- he gets to stay in a spot where he can make more overtime to pad his retirement, even though he's broken regulations. Am I an agitator for pursuing education? I am treated as an outsider. Should I just rack up a gambling debt, be a drunk & remain uneducated? The last time this happened, I got stuck with a modified assignment and my GPA suffered due to stress and doubled commute time making me miss a couple of classes. This time, where am I going with this? EEO? Wagner Act? Why do I have to cover for drunks, representatives that harass me off duty & people who have double standards?"

"You know what, I used to show up at job sites with my card but there was no work. I've quit over the supervisor throwing money on the floor for me to pick up and buy coffee with. I'd much rather go to school on my own too."

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Rock Hudson & Bea Arthur

Drugs are so ingrained in popular culture that in it you often find people making the same mistakes over again. This is an important reminder that illegal drug use should not be taken lightly and can be entirely avoidable for anyone.

Tay Zonder


Even new wavers are your friends.

This episode's links are Logic Tutor, Veterans for Peace, Physicians for Social Responsibility

Friday, January 18, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Life Post for Friday, Jan 11, 2008 & Semanal 08

This is a vlog post for Friday, Jan 11, 2008 & Semanal 08. In this you will see a screen capture of a Garageband 1 project, favorite scenes from movies & concerts I've watched in 30 second tidbits. This is not for profit and meant as a variety/arts review sort of video post.

This episode's links are Logic Tutor, Veterans for Peace, Physicians for Social Responsibility

Thursday, January 03, 2008

A Caucus

Playing with C 4/4 140 BPM looped music accompanied by layered noodling. I topped it off with some excellent sound bytes I took from the radio. Footage is from midtown Manhattan Dec. 2007.

This episode's links are Logic Tutor, Veterans for Peace, Physicians for Social Responsibility