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.
Monthly Archives: February 2016
up, up, and away #5: "the start of something big"
this is the second part of the “kindling” section, featuring sequences from wall-e and harold and maude. elevator going up…
up, up, and away #4: "birthday (part one)"
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 […]
up, up, and away #3: "swept away"
“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. […]
up, up, and away #2: "cattle"
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 […]
up, up, and away #1: "the cure"
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” […]