Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Cooper's Hawk


Cooper's Hawk (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of a Cooper's Hawk on a falconer's perch in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Reciprocal Motion


Reciprocal Motion (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of hot dogs on the rollers at the gas station.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Seamless Web


Seamless Web (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video from a window in my mother's house. I went home to Santa Rosa for her last few days. This spider stood guard & held on, just like she did.

Mermaid


Mermaid (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of the mermaid fountain in the rinky-dink shopping center near my mother's house in Santa Rosa. The statue has gotten just a bit mangier every year.

Omu's Nuts


Omu's Nuts (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of my brother Michael making candied almonds the way my grandmother did. It's a secret, so don't ask.

Camera Obscura


Camera Obscura (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent 1 minute.
Lumiere video of the Camera Obscura behind the Cliff House, arguably the most perfect attraction to ever exist. Simple, sublime, ageless.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Summer Storm


Summer Storm (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of a summer thunderstorm in Troy, New York.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Kaaterskill


Kaaterskill (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of Kaaterskill falls, halfway up.

10 Center


10 Center (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of the bar in a Newburyport, Massachusetts restaurant.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Pianoman


Pianoman (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of piano busker on Father Demo Square in Greenwich Village.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Arboretum


Arboretum (2008) by Brian L. Frye & Andrea Scott; video, color, silent, 2 minutes.
During the Flaherty Film Seminar at Colgate University, I lent Andie Scott my Vidster. She returned it well-used. These are selections from what she recorded.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Mixologist


Mixologist (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of Pablo de Ocampo mixing cocktails at the Flaherty Film Seminar at Colgate University.

Board Meeting


Board Meeting (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of Flaherty Film Seminar board meeting at Colgate University.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Freakshow


Freakshow (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 20 seconds.
Lumiere video of the Mechanical Museum's Monster Machine in action.

Sutro


Sutro (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of the San Francisco shore at the ruins of the Sutro Baths.

Lemon Drop


Lemon Drop (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of life & its discontents. A drink & a kiss makes it all worthwhile.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Cliff House


Cliff House (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of Sharon on her cell, contemplating the ineffable.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Electric Boogie


Electric Boogie (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 30 seconds.
Lumiere video of flapper dancing on Governor's Island.

Operators


Operators (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of visitors "playing the building" with David Byrne.

Cupcake


Cupcake (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of children spying on their favorite treats.

Storm King


Storm King (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of kinetic sculpture at Storm King, spinning in the wind before the rain, camera choking on dead batteries.

Ferris

Ferris (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of a rinky dink ferris wheel at a Chelsea street fair, camera choking on dead batteries.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Miss Olson


Miss Olson (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of Lizzie Olson playing the newsreader at Odessa Diner.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Ciccone Youth


Ciccone Youth (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of Patrick Ciccone on his 27th birthday at the Odessa Diner. 

Harmony


Harmony (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, sound, 5 minutes.
Harmony Korine discusses his new film, Mister Lonely (2007) after the screening at IFC.  He's actually quite amusing.  And thoughtful, in a slightly pugnacious way.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Ashes & Dust


Ashes & Dust (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of Kron Vollmer eating a cupcake at the Cupcake Cafe.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Jersey Sunset


Jersey Sunset (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of the sun setting over New Jersey, taken from Battery Park.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Conrad


Conrad (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, sound, 2 minutes.
Tony Conrad & MV Carbon perform Nautical Almanac at Chashama as part of La Superette.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Battery Tulips


Battery Tulips (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of a tulip bed at the cross of Broad & Water Streets.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

33 rpm


33 rpm (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of my apartment, made by placing the Vidster on my record player, spinning at 33 rpm.

Reflexology


Reflexology (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video in which Asger demonstrates the proper method for obtaining an involuntary nervous response.

Odalisque


Odalisque (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of The T.J. Hooper lounging on a sunny windowsill, late Saturday morning.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Masonic Man Man


Masonic Man Man (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 30 seconds.
Lumiere video of Man Man performing at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Surly sez they ooze testosterone.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Tex-Mex


Tex-Mex (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of Kron Vollmer as The Philistine, refreshing herself with a glass of sangria after a guerilla film shoot at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Cleopatra's Needle


Cleopatra's Needle (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of Kron Vollmer as The Philistine at Cleopatra's Needle in Central Park.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Fools!


Fools! (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video. Bradley Eros, Joel Schlemowitz & Brian L. Frye performing in a Dylanesque mode.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

American Pastime


American Pastime (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video. Softball in McCarren Park & a camera choking on dying batteries.

Incidents of Sovereignty


Incidents of Sovereignty (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, silent, 1 minute.
Lumiere video of Kron Vollmer performing part of "Sovereignty," near the South Street Seaport.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Soft & The Hard


The Soft & The Hard (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, sound, 3 minutes.
Several years ago, Keith Sanborn & Peggy Ahwesh asked a slew of people to write a short essay about a mystery frame from Dziga Vertov's Man With a Movie Camera. Here, I read my contribution. It isn't what I'd write today. But the sentiments stand.

Williwaw


Williwaw (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, sound, 4 minutes.
The Aleutian Islands are notorious for the williwaw, a violent wind whipping down sheer cliffs to the sea at over a hundred miles an hour.  In the meantime, the islands abide.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

M/V Tustumena



M/V Tustumena (2008) by Brian L. Frye; video, color, sound, 10 minutes.
Every summer, the M/V Tustumena runs from Kodiak to Dutch Harbor every two weeks. The trip takes about three days. This is my diary of the voyage. The coda is Dutch Harbor and Unalaska.