I created this video in order to generate interest around The Clytemnestra Project. It features choreography from Panorama by Martha Graham. The students in the piece learned the choreography in 1 week!
I’ve been spending the first part of my Summer with the Martha Graham Dance Company. We’re on a residency at Skidmore. I’ve had the privilege of working with phenomenal dancers from the company, and am also working with a team of over 30 students to produce a group blog.
For an overview of the project, visit the site : http://clytemnestraproject.com/about-the-project/
The video below was shot and edited in one day, and features original choreography from all the students.
You can take a look at the photos here
Buddy Ebsen Hackett is The Defibulators marketing “arm” for The Defibulators, a brooklyn based musical act. Who-ee! This is the first version of a promo video for The Defibulators‘ new album.
All songs by The Defibulators
Buddy Hackett introduces: The New Album by the Defibulators from Jaki Levy on Vimeo.
playful disclaimer: titles of songs appearing in this video may or may not actually be on the upcoming album
We produced and edited this version in 1 very fun night.
The fire in the fireplace was real and made the entire Brooklyn apartment very, very smokey.
Darian Dauchanâ€™s Media Madness directed by Margaret Perry premiered at The Kitchenâ€™s Counter Culture series. The show features live video and pre-rendered video pieces and is a â€œmulti-mediaâ€ extravaganza.
Iâ€™ve been working on the show as the video designer. Itâ€™s been quite rewarding working with Margaret and Darian. Right now, weâ€™re using the following equipment for the video setup:
- 2 TVâ€™s
- 1 projector
- A Camera for the Live Feed
- A Video Amplifier and an A/B Video Switcher
- Surprisingly, Keynote is running it all.
In the next production, Iâ€™d like to incorporate more interactivity into the piece using either Isadora or Max/MSP Jitter so I can create custom titles during the live feed. For example, there is a scene for a press conference (picture above). Iâ€™d like to have graphics and lower thirds appear that say â€œLIVE,â€ to give it a sense that itâ€™s a media circus in a fictional place by creating custom titles.
However, Iâ€™ve found the delay and pixelation in these software platforms to be problematic.
Produced for Ralph Lauren’s flagship store in New York City on Madison Ave and 72nd Street. The work was designed to play on 4 plasma screens simultaneously. The video was produced from a series of still images taken by myself and Robert Moon.
For more on the project, visit the blog for documentation and research.
Time Lapse with Music from Jaki Levy on Vimeo.
For this installation 2 VCRs are networked, sending a custom made VHS tape from one VCR to another. As the VHS tape travels in the space between the VCRs, the VHS signal slowly degrades in quality.
The decomposing signal on the VHS tape mirrors the disappearance of analog technology from our culture.
Like audio cassette tapes and other analog technology, the VCR is on its way out. With the rise of DVRs (digital video recorders) DVDs, and other digital technologies, the VCR is now a quaint thing of the past. Taking the cue from Vinyl Records, VHS tapes are now acquiring a nostalgic status.
In the installation, the top left image represents the â€œrealtyâ€ as it happens in front of us – the live feed is what our eyes see.
The bottom right is what our mind keeps of that. After filtering the â€œfeedâ€ coming in through our eyes, each mind keeps its own memory, which is in fact, a minute fragment of the data that the actual â€œlive feedâ€ contained. In a day from now, what you saw in the room will remain in your brain as a few scattered images with no detail â€“ if any.
produced as a 3 channel installation
words by Paul Cortez
music by Eluvium
As part of our effort to examine our waste streams and develop sustainable practices, my graduate department did not throw away any coffee cups for an entire semester. We used a grey water system to rinse out the cups. This video shows part of the process.