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find me at http://duncanspeakman.net

Sun, 20 Jan 2008 12:44:05 PST

from now on any new videos will be posted at http://duncanspeakman.net

there is a new video feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/duncanspeakman

be well
and happy 2008




last visit..

Wed, 23 Aug 2006 17:42:28 PDT


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click image for pop-up click here to download

it's been a few months since i posted anything, my camera broke and i took my life (plus my take on life) back into the private realm, and as it's already slowed down so much I'm pulling 29fragiledays to a halt. There are people that only know me through this videoblog, so when i stop filming my life, does that mean my life stops, I don't think so. My videos are still out there, and more will keep appearing, but not here. Thanks to everyone who has enjoyed what they found so far. If you've never seen any then have a look at first visit

music : 'so this is goodbye' - Stina Nordenstam


Media Files:
http://duncanspeakman.net/videos/pause.mov




first visit?

Tue, 26 Jan 2010 11:44:33 PST

If you're not sure what this videoblog is about then here are 4 of my favourite videos to get you started. If you're interested by what you see then click on the comments link at the bottom of this entry to add your thoughts.

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click on the images to see the movies, they'll open in a small pop-up window, each one is about 30secs long and around 2mb in size) or download them here if the pop up doesn't work -

- , , i'm yours you're mine, -

Most of the stuff I post here is documentary, not planned and staged, just captured. I film using a little digital stills camera, and then treat the image and sound to help focus the ideas I'm presenting, and often write some music. You'll need to have quicktime to view these films, although some of them are available as flash movies in the archive.

I stole the idea of a 'first visit' post from daniel at pouringdown.blogspot.com, if you haven't already seen his videoblog forget looking at my stuff and go there now, not only does he have great ideas about presenting stuff to new visitors, but he regularly produces beautiful and emotive films that truly embody the ideas John Grierson used to define - 'the creative treatment of actuality'


Media Files:
http://www.duncanspeakman.net/videos/6shelter.mov




reduction 2 (seoul, south korea)

Thu, 01 Feb 2007 17:16:20 PST

(image) , south , one photo taken every minute from sunrise to sunset. another collaboration with documentary photographer Alistair Ruff. this is a larger file than normal from me, but it's hard to compress it smaller and kep the quality of individual images.



click the image to watch or download movie here (quicktime 8.9mb)

not working? maybe you don't have quicktime..go to the archive for flash versions of some movies


Media Files:
http://www.duncanspeakman.net/videos/seoul2.mov




stress relief - vlog anniversary

Sun, 07 May 2006 17:08:55 PDT

(image) memory has always intrigued me, maybe because mine is constantly broken in different ways. thank you to sita for telling me this one.

click the image to watch or download movie here (quicktime 1.1mb)
p.s.
this is also my one year videoblogging anniversary, (but you're certainly not going to get a 'best of' reel, schlomo will tell you why.. and there's only a couple of real gems in the archive anyway.) - in my current mood the closest i'm going to get to celebration is to post 2 videos on one day, just as I did on the 19th April 2005.
but i would like to send out a big thank you to all those out there who've helped and inspired me with this miniature online video stuff, you know who you are. be well.

not working? maybe you don't have quicktime..go to the archive for flash versions


Media Files:
http://www.duncanspeakman.net/videos/stressrelief.mov




accumulate-8df3

Wed, 19 Apr 2006 14:44:44 PDT

(image) this is probably the last in the 'accumulate' series for the time being, more to come though.. thanks to mark for the sharing of his memories.

click the image to watch or download the movie here (quicktime 1.5mb)


source media / fragments available -
fragment1j4k.aif
, fragment2hj9.mov , fragment3784.mov , fragment6tg7.mov, fragment4hd9.mov, fragment58sh.aif,
not working? maybe you don't have quicktime..go to the archive for flash versions


Media Files:
http://www.duncanspeakman.net/videos/accumulate8df3.mov




accumulate-23df

Mon, 12 Feb 2007 14:07:43 PST

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progressive narrative?..finding the drama through making the edit? ..
open to you if you feel like playing..

(click image for video- quicktime 752kb) or click here to download

source media / fragments available -
fragment1j4k.aif
, fragment2hj9.mov , fragment3784.mov , fragment6tg7.mov, fragment4hd9.mov, fragment58sh.aif,

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not working? maybe you don't have quicktime..go to the archive for flash versions



Media Files:
http://duncanspeakman.net/videos/accumulate23df.mov




accumulate-7wj8

Wed, 19 Apr 2006 02:46:43 PDT

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are you getting this project yet? feel free to jump in if you like..

source media - fragment3784 , fragment6tg7, fragment4hd9, fragment58sh


not working? maybe you don't have quicktime..go to the archive for flash versions


Media Files:
http://www.duncanspeakman.net/videos/accumulate7wj8.mov




accumulate-38fh

Wed, 19 Apr 2006 02:47:04 PDT

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source media - fragment3784, fragment4hd9

not working? maybe you don't have quicktime..go to the archive for flash versions, althought not everything is there yet


Media Files:
http://www.duncanspeakman.net/videos/accumulate38fh.mov




accumulate - fragment3784

Wed, 19 Apr 2006 02:47:34 PDT

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this project will become clearer,
i think this post may also be my blogs first hollywood homage.

not working? maybe you don't have quicktime..go to the archive for flash versions


Media Files:
http://www.duncanspeakman.net/videos/fragment3784.mov




tragopan

Sun, 24 Sep 2006 17:05:46 PDT

so it's been quiet here for a while, my mind has been in other places. this is a little sketch before i start a little fragile days project i've been thinking about for a while, and seeing as the first anniversary of this site is coming up it seems as good a time as any to start a project!

click the image for the movie
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this is footage of a tragopan , filmed in Somerset, not its natural habitat by a long way, but a place where its survival is being helped by studying the breeding and courtship patterns.

not working? maybe you don't have quicktime..go to the archive for flash versions


Media Files:
http://www.duncanspeakman.net/tragopanMid.mov




here (for shannon)

Mon, 16 Jan 2006 09:35:57 PST

is it possible to miss someone you've never met?
(click image for quicktime movie 2.3mb)

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not working? maybe you don't have quicktime..go to the archive for flash versions


Media Files:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Lost_and_fragile-forShannon573.mov




i'm yours, you're mine

Sun, 08 Jan 2006 07:53:39 PST

(image) click here for movie (quicktime 4mb)

don't leave me

Alexanderplatz U-Bahn, Berlin




tags technorati :

not working? maybe you don't have quicktime..go to the archive for flash versions, not everything is there yet though!


Media Files:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Lost_and_fragile-imYoursYoureMine911.mov




reduction

Mon, 02 Jan 2006 17:35:11 PST

(image) click here for video (quicktime 6.3mb)

on the longest day of 2005 my friend alistair ruff walked through london from sunrise to sunset taking a photograph every minute.
They are presented as a film, but you can pause the video to look at them as individual images, i enjoy the fact these different viewing modes exist.


not working? maybe you don't have quicktime..go to the archive for flash versions, not all of them are there yet though!


Media Files:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Lost_and_fragile-reduction107.mov




caviar, separation and collaboration

Mon, 02 Jan 2006 17:29:11 PST

(image) click here for video (quicktime 4.3mb)

has it really been 6 weeks since i last made a post? somehow i feel that i've estranged myself from the videoblogging community over the last few months, this hasn't been intentional, i guess it's just the way things go, things have been fairly turbulent in my life over the last month, is that an excuse? so onwards with motivation for the coming year... to step back in, make more films, engage in more collaborations, as a token of commitment to this idea my last video of the year is a promo for bottomunion and their 'carp caviar' project. (with some footage sourced from eric's documentary footage i found in the archive) if you don;t know the bottom you should really check out some of the beautiful work there like 'one thing' and 'whirlygig of time' anyway, here's to the new year everyone!.. be well


not working? maybe you don't have quicktime..go to the archive for flash versions, not everything is there yet !


Media Files:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Lost_and_fragile-carpCaviarPromo874.mov




passion

Mon, 14 Nov 2005 05:17:08 PST

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click for video (quicktime 2.5mb)

a of and told through in a bar in bristol. i think these are the things that make us.



not working?
maybe you don't have quicktime..go to the archive for flash versions (not all of them are there yet though)


Media Files:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Lost_and_fragile-passion555.mov




kaffe matthews remix

Tue, 06 Mar 2012 02:25:49 PST

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(quicktime movie 2.4 mb)
"London-based sound artist Kaffe Matthews presents a symphony for radios and bicycles!" Went to see this great new piece by Kaffe Matthews recently and thought i'd remix some of my documentation (seeing as it's remix month). More information about the piece can be found by going to the drawing room site. It's still on until the 20th November in London if you want to see it (hear it? ride it?). I'd also recommend checking out some of Kaffe's recorded work, 'CD Bea' and 'Eb + Flo' being my personal favourites.

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Media Files:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Lost_and_fragile-kaffeMatthewsRemix390.mov




berlin holocaust memorial

Wed, 04 Apr 2007 21:23:53 PDT

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click here for movie (quicktime 2.5mb)

the new holocaust memorial in , designed by Peter Eisenman. hard to describe the feeling as you walk through the seemingly endless lines of stones, i'm not really sure that this film even gets close.

thank you to sarah anderson (sazah_anderson@[NO SPAM]hotmail.com )
for composing the music, and for not losing me in the maze.


Media Files:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Lost_and_fragile-berlinHolocaustMemorial590.mov




empty

Fri, 14 Oct 2005 17:10:40 PDT

(image) click here for movie (quicktime 2.3mb)

i don't often feel like this,
and yes.. the url is still wrong.
i'll re-make the correct credits on the next video, promise.

(no quicktime? flash version in the museum)


Media Files:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Lost_and_fragile-empty981.mov




cheating?....maybe - schlock

Fri, 14 Oct 2005 11:08:29 PDT

(image) click here to see video (quicktime 3mb)
so for a few posts i'm going to be uploading some videos from my archive, for historical purposes you understand. earlier this year i toured with the theatre company uninvited guests on their show schlock (more info here), this is the trailer i made for the show. I performed a live soundtrack created by sampling the performers bodies and actions as the show happened.


tags:,,


Media Files:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Lost_and_fragile-schlock826.mov




shatter sketch

Fri, 14 Oct 2005 10:54:12 PDT

(image) click here for quicktime

not much video recently, busy making music. so here's a little sketch sourced from a recording session. and yes, the url in the video is wrong, but who really cares?
(violin = sarah anderson)


(visit museum for flash version)

tags:,,,


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/shatter_quicktime/shatterlinear2.mov




friends and apologies

Fri, 14 Oct 2005 10:54:51 PDT

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click here for mov


sorry, this site is coming home.. long story of about priority and backend code, apologies to those who end up downloading a few of these videos twice..


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/friends_quicktime/friends.mov




dilution

Fri, 14 Oct 2005 10:55:40 PDT

(image) (click for quicktime 1.4mb)
too much light can dilute the richness of our experience



butterfly test..

Sat, 31 Mar 2007 11:04:42 PDT

enclosure
(image) (click pic for flash file- 2.5mb)
this is an interactive flash piece so it won't get picked up in many aggregators..this is simply a sketch, do not read too much into it, this is also probably the last post on this site, thanks to all those who've enjoyed it, we all need a change of scenery now and again,
the fragile days aren't over yet,

thanks to adrian miles and his rhizome project for getting me excited about interactive work again... text in this piece is from 'hands of the dj' by jeff noon



you must remember this...

Thu, 02 Nov 2006 04:12:02 PST

(image) click here for quicktime(4.5mb)
what do we remember more, the feel of the lips, or the events and places surrounding us in the moment.... is a kiss just a kiss


Media Files:
http://duncanspeakman.net/videos/remember.mov