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Video Feedback: Pixel Behaviors

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Video Feedback: Pixel Behaviors from Bright Eye Cinema on Vimeo.

Life appears to emerge in patterns of pixels in this demonstration of the “Video Feedbackteria” phenomena, seen within an interactive projection at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. These strange behaviors occur between a video camera and projector, without a computer.

Art installation and video by Ethan Turpin

Matriarch of the Condor Recovery

Monday, September 19th, 2011


Jan Hamber has officially worked with the California Condor Recovery Program since 1976, seeing both heart-break and hope. Last week we had the pleasure of interviewing her the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum and recording some readings from early field notes. It’s an inspiration to listen to stories from someone who’s made a real difference in giving a fighting chance to a species on the brink of extinction.

The Crocodiles of Kansas City

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010


In 1961 Pat Nichols’ son brought home a baby crocodile in a plastic bag.
By the mid-90’s Pat had established an add-hock sanctuary for well over a dozen adult crocodiles and countless birds at what became known as the Parrot Hill Crocodile Farm in Kansas City, Missouri. A colorful matron and maverick, she struggled to keep control of her bazaar and treacherous home, and protect its residents from the outside world.

In 1997 I was graduating from art school and needed some extra cash. “The Crocodiles of Kansas City” consists of recordings I made while performing my duties working for Pat Nichols. More recently I edited this documentary to encapsulate the experience and share an individual, the likes of which I will never know again.

“The Crocodiles of Kansas City” won Best Documentary: Heartland at the 2007 Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee and recieved Best Of The Fest by the Kansas City Star.

Directed by Ethan Turpin
Total run time: 22 minutes

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