Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open from Kevin Co on Vimeo.

Here's a video I made for Memorial Day Weekend, at the request of a few non-profits in town. It's been a while since I've done a war video... a long while. it was a powerful event. Thanks to Anne Nixon who coordinated all the artists, and thanks to all the volunteers who put their time into the project. Here's the video synopsis:

A group of artists gathered on Memorial Day Weekend in Homer Alaska to remember Alaskan soldiers who had fallen during the Iraq War. 108 pairs of combat boots to symbolize our Alaskan troops and 400 pairs of shoes and sandals to represent the Iraqi civilians deaths. Here is a short video interview with Charlie Gibson, one of the volunteers who participated in the event.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Chiswell Ridge in HD!

Welcome to the Chiswell Ridge from Kevin Co on Vimeo.

OK. So we've seen this before... but have you seen it before on HD? I thought not! I have recently begun an affair with Vimeo. Benefits over Youtube and Google Video are being able to show your films in HD and 500MB max filesizes. All the others limit you to 100MB per file. Plus, these videos just look better.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Group Worksample for Alaska Statehood Grant

FMA Group Worksample from Kevin Co on Vimeo.

This is a group worksample that we submitted with a recent grant. The first piece is a excerpt from a video that was edited by Miriam Elizondo and shot with Kevin Co. Second piece is some animation work by David Nicholson, and third piece is a excerpt from Kevin's upcoming film about Bristol Bay that he shot and edited.

The project we've proposed is a historical documentary of Bristol Bay, exploring pre-statehood to the present. The film will be told through the personal stories and images of Violet Wilson, an Aleut Elder who has been fishing the Bay for 51 years with her family. Keep your collective fingers crossed.

I've also started to use Vimeo as our online broadcaster. I think you'll agree that the videos look much better.