Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Over Our Headz: A Micro Film About Life Under A Bush...

by Barry Michael Cooper

17 February 2010

Six years ago, I used to walk around Baltimore and New York City with an inexpensive Fuji Fineshot SLR, and just film stuff. Not necessarily looking for a narrative, but just life in action: homeless Vietnam Veterans in Times Square, seagulls at congregating on the roof Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore, the clouds, dudes getting pulled over by five-o on St. Paul Street in East Baltimore and getting arrested, puffs of white steam oozing from street corner storm drains, a newscast of a young American soldier in Iraq going in on a stunned and appalled Donald Rumsfeld. Getting my Stan Brakhage/David Lynch on.
These seemingly unrelated items became a cohesive micro film a few days into the new year of 2005, when I was listening to a track by the UK musical collective known as Zero 7. The track is titled "Over Our Heads", which was fitting for me, because I still couldn't figure out why George W. Bush was the leader of the free world. The answer was in GOD's Hands, and way over my head.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

"Snowmore, Blizzardland": The Great Baltimore Blizzard of 2010

by Barry Michael Cooper

My micro-film on the great blizzard that blanketed Baltimore, Md. (and most of the Midwest and East Coast of America) on Wednesday, 10 February 2010. Music courtesy of Blue Magic: "You Don't Have To Tell Me Goodbye".