Laughing Squid Video Archive Digitization Project

News

Way back in the early days of Laughing Squid, before I launched this blog, I used to shoot a lot of video, documenting events in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the country. You may not realize this, but Laughing Squid originally started out as a film and video company, producing documentaries on the surrealist painter Alonso Smith and The Cacophony Society’s Portland Santacon ’96 event.

I’m finally working on digitizing all of the old video I shot during those days, the bulk of which was on HI8 from 1995 to 1999, with some MiniDV from 2001-2003. It’s taken me 15 years to finally get this project going. In a way it’s been worth the wait. File storage is super cheap now and it’s really easy to share online. In the old days I would make VHS dubs to give to people, so we’ve come a long way.

The plan is to slowly work through my stack of tapes throughout the year, occasionally sharing interesting clips as I along the way on the Laughing Squid YouTube channel. The first project is digitizing all 48 hours I shot of Burning Man 1996, both before the event in San Francisco and on the Playa.

I’ll occasionally be sharing some of these videos in blog posts, but if you want to see everything that is uploaded be sure to subscribe to the Laughing Squid YouTube channel.

Powered by WPeMatico

News
Jessica Jones Tries Anger Management Therapy With Little Result in a Badass Season Two Trailer

In an badass trailer for the second season of the series Marvel’s Jessica Jones created by Melissa Rosenberg, the titular character, played by Krysten Ritter, shares more of her story with an anger management group. But as she’s telling the story, she finds that this kind of therapy really doesn’t …

News
Backhoe Rescues Survival Research Labs’ Running Machine at Their Gallery Show in New York City

During the closing of the Survival Research Labs gallery show at Marlborough Contemporary in New York city, one of their robots, the Running Machine stopped functioning. A local construction crew happened to be on site and used their backhoe to rescue the machine, bringing it back inside the gallery. It …

News
Gorgeous Pencil and Ink Portraits That Capture the Adorable Messiness of Curly Haired Dogs

In 2015, we wrote about Serbian artist Endre Penovác and his gorgeous series of portraits starring his beloved long-haired black cat. Since that time, the talented painter has created a great number of beautiful pieces, including a series of ink and pencil drawings that feature adorably messy, curly-haired dogs who …