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video editor & director

Frankie Teardrop – Scary Video Gets Respect

When “Frankie Teardrop” was first screened in 1979 it almost could be guaranteed to clear the room, except in some hip underground precincts. (FT was an early (1978) non-commercial music-video I co-created.) This is before “punk” became an accepted part of the … Continue reading

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Frankie Teardrop – Video Back-story

I originally wrote this Franke Teardrop back-story at the request of the Museum of Modern Art and have revised it for this aVideoLife blog.   Here is a good summary by Michael Shore in the Rolling Stone book.  (Two small … Continue reading

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Remembering Red Burns (1925-2013)

Early on in this blog I did a post about a video mentor of mine Red Burns. I got a big kick when that post somehow appeared on her radar and she made a sweet, memorable comment (below).  Red passed … Continue reading

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Tim Burton’s first live-action film “Hansel and Gretel”

Effectively buried for years “Hansel and Gretel” finally resurfaced in 2009, at the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibit “Tim Burton.”  It’s now at LACMA, running continuously in the galleries.  I’m pleased about the new exposure because I edited this film … Continue reading

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Cable Soho

Jaime Davidovich was the prime mover behind Cable Soho (aka Soho TV), launched around 1976. This video describes its ambitions and the articles below contain critical reviews of its progress. I had the pleasure of first working with Jaime when … Continue reading

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Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock

I was hired by Tommy Boy to put this video together for a Planet Rock re-release in April 1992. Using bits of the original performance video by Danny Cornyetz & Jessica Jason, I intercut (great!) vintage hip-hop footage licensed from … Continue reading

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Frankie Teardrop in Times Square Show 1980

After a couple of ‘industry’ posts, this from the indie side of the fence.  I’m very proud to have been part of this show* and was in attendance that night, there was something in the air. No wonder the Times … Continue reading

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