first of three “hospital” segments, featuring footage from the wizard of oz, the hunchback of notre dame, and all that jazz.
in the final “mania” section, the wheels come off and the delusions tip toward insanity, featuring scenes from “an american werewolf in london,” “king kong,” “clockwork orange,” and fight club.
the second of three parts in the “mania” section of the story. after the smily perfection of “perfect day,” our hero starts to behave in a more erratic manner, taking risks and thumbing his nose at danger. the entire visual sequence is taken from buster keaton’s greatest film, sherlock jr.
this is the first of the three-part “manic” section. when mania begins, it feels like perfection. deeply healthy, clear and uncluttered, fear ebbs, but reality is still well in hand. i actually made this shortly after leaving microsoft, in late 2014. the rest of the visual editing took place in early 2016.
this is the second part of the “kindling” section, featuring sequences from wall-e and harold and maude. elevator going up…
the fourth installment in “up, up, and away” takes a positive turn, as we start the “kindling” section, featuring scenes from spring, summer, fall, winter… and spring as well as a number of cool timelapse sequence borrowed from youtube. kindling is the first phase in a manic experience, like pulling back the bow string before launching […]
“swept away” is the second half of the “depression” sequence, with a focus on suicide, which is unfortunately a popular outcome of bipolar disorder/manic depression. even those who never attempt it, spend a lot of time thinking about it: a desperate grasp for control in a life that offers far too little of it. […]
this is the second video from the soon-to-be-released “up, up, and away.” after the overview provided by “the cure,” “cattle” opens part one, a two-song sequence focused on “depression” and feature scenes from koyaanasqatsi, the manchurian candidate, and some rather graphic footage from a beef processing plant. the entire suite tracks an experience of bipolar mania from beginning to end. my experience of mania […]
over the next few months i’ll be releasing rough cuts from my upcoming album/video up, up, and away. the first installment is “the cure,” aka monday song #11. this piece serves as an intro to the coming videos, which, as a whole, will outline my experience of a manic episode and hospitalization back in 1999. “the cure” […]