Thursday, August 12, 2010
Lock & Load: A Video Essay About Guns in Movies
As with the last video essay I cut, I will let this one speak for itself in terms of what it is expressing. It almost seems a bit overwhelming for this to come out so soon after "The Takeaway" considering there was a bigger gap between the time I cut one and the other. The one-two punch of them makes it look like I may be working out some issues of aggression through the form of video essays, though the subject matter really dictated the form.
This is actually for a fairly brand new website (less than two months old) called Capital, a site about politics, media and culture in New York, which deserves your support regardless of where you live. "Lock & Load" is actually timed with the release of "The Expendables", which I most likely will be skipping this weekend. This did come together pretty fast in the last couple of weeks, so I am actually still trying to process this one myself. I want to thank Matt Zoller Seitz and Aaron Aradillas for bringing me on to edit this. There is a montage about 9 minutes in that most editors probably wish they could get a chance to cut.
The high quality Vimeo version is above. You can also watch this at Capital here.
Hope you find it a blast!