Sunday, January 31, 2010

on top...

i like to sort through my itunes for different categories. on top of the list of most played is myyyy man, Ghost! i knew i loved this song but now i have the numbers to prove it.

Friday, January 29, 2010

fall in love....

et hem, i mean 'line' for SADE.
she IS a soldier of love...hahha. think she might have the battle wounds to prove it. im just so damn thrilled she is still puttin out music. how old is she, btw?? she looks the same as the first time i saw her on my great aunt's television...ya know these ones with the spin knobs. HA



Thursday, January 28, 2010

h.t.m.hell...

taking a new class for writing code for web design and its abit hectic but its not that crazy. hahaha, i'll live!

belated...


i finally got around to cuttin the "Bobby Birthday Tee"

lunch'in...

GIRL put out a lil video showing clips of their indoor park. my friend super talented friend Hershel is the one eating....


here is a better video of him.....you will notice that he puts down his lunch this time. hahaha

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

my thoughts exactly...

what DOES this have to do with skateboarding??
answer: who cares...the costuming and the direction looks awesome.
i'd watch it!

...it looks like a the warriors meets willy wonka, directed by wes anderson. hahaha. i dunno, just my first impression...

diy all day...

really hustle'n to get my videography site finished as soooooon as possible. i have 2 more shoots that i want to incorporate into the finished product...so its isnt quite ready. im designing it myself and im siked to learn something new along the way.

the purpose of the site is to be a virtual portfolio but also to explain my creative vision. since video is still a fairly new tool in marketing, i hope by discussing my process on the site....potential clients will understand where i can take them with video.

Monday, January 25, 2010

STOP...

yes!...another stop/motion video done well and all for a ring
AWESOME

MELODIC MONDAY...

as alot of DOOM fans have heard...you cant be sure you are actually seeing him perform live. rumor has it that he sends look-a-likes to do his onstage bidding. DOOM claims its all apart of his mater-minded creation....but i think its just a simple case of social anxiety disorder. i've been to a handful of DOOM shows but can faithful say i have seen him perform once. it was a monday night at fluid in 2000 and he was performing his first album OPERATION: DOOMSDAY and some dude in the audience said 'your brother aint shit'....then DOOM threw down his mic and chased him out into the street...show was over. $10 and only 5songs into the set....oh well, at least i know it was the real deal.
(the song, to tell his story about it, entitled 'monday night at fluid' came years later)

and thats why im thinking its really unlikely that he'll be showing up to events like this or this.

here's the man without the mask...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

dim shoppe dot com...

so i have begun my site construction with hopes it will be complete in a few weeks. as of now...i have this amazingly lame bulletin up. please please...come back soon for more updates. im really siked about the site and my new business. it will showcase my videos and share my vision for future projects.
dont be a stranger....

it takes a village...

been feeling quite powerless to make a difference in Haiti, i was happy to see an old Team Leader from AmeriCorps making something happen by organizing an event for this Thursday. its no secret that giving back is self gratifying so join the fun and donate!!! hell, if i can do it....

im not one to throw my money away on questionable organizations. so if you want suggestions on the ones worth giving to...here are the two that i made my dontaions.
http://www.choaids.org/
http://www.redcross.org/

MELODIC MONDAY...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

aint it the truth...

i hold comedy in the highest regard....even the low-brow shit because unlike drama(that solicits emotion), comedy requires the intellect to enjoy it.
but even the funniest people can stop joking....

one of my favorite comedians made some really good points about the nation's reaction to the "coco-catastrophe of 2010".


When did Conan O’Brien become Norma Rae? For those of you who don’t remember this 1978 film, Norma Rae stars Sally Field as a beleaguered factory worker who risks her job and everything she’s worked for in order to correct injustices in the workplace. She is everywoman, standing up to The Man to do what’s right. Not just for her, but for the millions just like her all over the country. Those oppressed masses just trying to put food on the table, the ones without health care, the ones struggling to make ends meet. The ones who just want a fair shake. Somebody had to have the courage to take on the Big Baddies running the show. In 1978, that somebody was Norma Rae. In 2010, it’s Conan O’Brien?
How did a Harvard-educated, multi-millionaire late night talk show host magically transmogrify into a guy who got laid off at the local car plant? The overreaction to Conan’s departure has been kind of astounding; as a nation, are we really that concerned about who hosts “The Tonight Show,” a television program that stopped being culturally relevant around 1986?

And let’s not forget, it’s not as if Conan was cancelled. He quit. He walked away from “The Tonight Show” because he rightly or wrongly felt that moving the show half an hour later would destroy the show’s integrity. Okay, fine. But let’s not act as if he’s leading a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter. It’s not that big a deal.

Yes Americans believe in fair play. Fair play means making a deal and sticking to it. Conan got “The Tonight Show,” and therefore he should keep it. I agree with that. But Americans also believe in capitalism, and when fair play bumps up against capitalism, capitalism usually wins. It did this time.

To my mind, there are two reasons why Leno has come across looking as bad as he has throughout the last few weeks. The first is that he seems like an opportunistic pig for agreeing to move back to 11:30. He should have packed up his funny headlines and gone home. The other reason is that Conan has been much funnier about the whole thing. His letter to the Times was funny, his monologue jokes have been funnier, and whereas Leno has come across as needy and desperate, O’Brien’s departure seems, if not exactly classy, then at least in classy’s neighborhood. Of course it’s easy to be classy-ish when you and your staff are walking away with forty million dollars.

I think the deeper reason people are so inflamed by this petty war is that Conan in his own way has come to represent the aggrieved, the injured, the wrongly terminated. I think there is a sense in this country that giant corporations are ruining everything, even late night talk shows. Something so insignificant takes on greater importance because I think on some level, “The Tonight Show” actually has become a very flawed stand-in for all the jobs lost to corporate greed, arrogance, and stupidity. We see Conan as a victim because we feel as though, like us, he wasn’t given a fair shot. If a guy like that, a guy who has everything, can be downsized and demoted, what hope do the rest of us have?

Moreover Leno is installed back in his abdicated throne. It feels like a coup, a particularly unfunny coup. And above him, all the top brass still have their jobs. Just like all the top brass in every other failed or bailed-out corporation. It feels unfair. And it makes people mad.

Sure it’s a shame it didn’t work out for Conan, the most creative talk show host since David Letterman, and I think it’s great he took a principled stand against NBC, but is this really the stuff of rallies? Is this really where we want to spend our political capital? If you have the energy to protest Conan O’Brien’s departure in Burbank, shouldn’t you maybe think about spending some time chanting outside General Motors or Goldman Sachs? Or Congress? This is the cause you want to get involved with? Instead of holding up placards with the Masturbating Bear on them, maybe donate a pint of blood. It’ll be a lot more helpful to somebody.

Conan is an unlikely hero of the working man but at this point, when heroes are far more likely to be squashed than celebrated like Norma Rae, as sad as it sounds, he might actually be the closest thing we’ve got
.

Friday, January 22, 2010

while you were out...

i get so excited when i find new pieces...especially when they are outta season. the buildup is torture...but i love it. hahahaha

here are some new spring/summer finds while i was away.

aztec tunic
actually this is a shirt...but im hoping i can pull it off as a dress. too short?? havent decided yet...

no, no...dont adjust your screen. its me...pleeeease keep in mind its january and my legs havent seen the sun in far too long..hahahaha

waterproof trenchcoat
this is super rad....you kinda have to see it in person. the tag says 100% tire nylon...whatever the hell that is. but its paper thin and has a great shine. i have never seen a windbreaker made in this typa silhouette...its so feminine. i love it!

ssshhh!...

a very special someone has a birthday coming up...perfect timing cause i just found this!


the back is even better...its dated 1909. (im hoping it will entice a visit to philadelphia very soon)

also note the pencil mark underlining 'selfish' hahahahhaha!!!

high low...

now for something totally different...

I teamed up with Nikki Moose to create a video short to promote her blog. She has created a written persona that her readers have come to identify with, which she calls 'soft goth'. For me....I wanted to step out of my own creative comfort zone and try something completely different than what I had been previously doing. I wanted a challenge.

When we sat down for our storyboard session...she summed it all up with a few words: dark, sexy and weird. And I feel like I accomplished just that.....not to mention, Nikki loves the piece.

drum roll....

dirtyflaws.com from elizabeth santry on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

stills in paradise...

despite the apparent and hopefully temporary hex on my soul....my shoot for paradise movement was a success. here are stills that were taken by some russian dude, whos name has escaped me.



not to toot my own horn or anything....but i secretly love this last one because when you compare this to the video scene...it shows the impact of my composition how the cropped framing can really make the difference in a shot.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

gotta go....

today was a major financially set back in my life.....borderline catastrophic. but who can be bothered when your making good art.

i asked this band to put together an acoustic set of their electronic jam entitled 'gotta get outta here'. i even slipped in the original track of the song right at the end so you can get a feel for what we did.

i wanna thank Paradise Movement for coming together to help me pull this off....

Paradise Movement's 'gotta get outta here' from elizabeth santry on Vimeo.

su-su-sussudio...

i have been wakin up singing phil collins for several days now.....i have decided not to look into this very deeply. ahhaha!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

lets get rxmantic...

just finished editing the fall 2010 video for RXMANCE. i filmed 'on location' scenes with Bobby Whigham

video

in the mood....

here are some sexy automobiles via MOOD

as i head outta of the city for a shoot tomorrow, i will most likely be pretending im behind the wheel of one of these.....

or these. also, love the studio photography! the seamless may actually cost as much as the cars themselves. ahahha

Monday, January 18, 2010

voices...

i have experimented abit with voice recording over video...even taking voice over classes. but this videographer that has truly brought out the vulnerability i was attempting to accomplish.
hearing inner dialogue can make you feel so close to the subject....like your their mind, with their thoughts. thats really sexy!

Alexandra from oliver gray on Vimeo.

today...




i found this pretty inspiring...

seen 'em??....

HOPEFULLY SOON.
just heard Peedi is comin outta lockdown next month.

tu quieres más Crakk...

MELODIC MONDAY...




i have two very distinct sides to my personality.
it can be seen as contradicting...but actually its just simply contrasting.
lemme tell you, its not easy being the sinner and the saint.
hahhaha...but i find a way.

Friday, January 15, 2010

underfirst is 1...

jeez...i cant believe its been a year that i have been writing this blog.
as a reminder of its raison d'etre...here is my first post:
Once I heard this preposition/adjective combo, I instantly liked it……it sounded like the answer to an puzzling riddle. But really….it’s much simpler than that. It’s where you will find the reverse gear in this beautiful car, I affectionately called, ‘senor blanco’. Not only was this the first car that made me proud to drive…but also the first ANYTHING that I bought from the profits of my art. I sold the biggest and most elaborate body of work that I had ever created. Letting it go was made much easier when this is what came in return. Underfirst serves as a bookmark to past, present and future inspiration.


GOD i miss that car....

my hero....

this person is high on my list despite the fact she isnt a real person. hahaha. but isnt that what makes for the best kind of heros??? because then they get to be perfect.


here is this gorgeous woman living in the nicest section of brooklyn with her HILARIOUS husband and 5 children, practicing law in a competitive firm but still finding time to make dinner and follow up on all the details of her children's lives. its clear that she loves her family...but she also loves herself. you can see it in the way she dresses.

i wanna to be Clair Huxtable when i grow up....
mature yet playful
stern yet forgiving
sexy yet refined
intelligent yet humble

now who wont want to be apart of this family?!??!
video

oh MAN...



i scored this wool military coat today. its pretty sweet and i got an amazing deal in it. i have been so reluctant to build a mens collection....but i couldnt resist.
now i just need to figure out what those sleeve patches mean...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

favorite...

in my collection of antique photographs...these are the best!!

1. a mug shot from 1947 for aggravated robbery. and btw, LOVE his fade!!


2. this one looks innocent enough...but then i read the back note and got chills down my spine.

'May 9, 1969 Leaving for Vietnam'

got this photo in an antique shop in Hollywood. i hung out there for awhile, lookin through aton of photos....and to my relief, i found photos of this guy well into middle age. i caught myself sayin out loud, 'oh look, its him....he made it home!!'

:)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

music videos CAN be cool...

i just got shown this video and cot dam!!! im impressed

because...
the fact that its a live performance, which i feel is so innovating....yes, i said live(you can hear the changing echos)
also its visually stunning due to a beautiful palette selection and cinematography.
the over all camera work is amazing, the steadycam is the perfect touch.....not to mention the SPOT ON editing in post production.

aaahhh.....
(a sigh of relief for the possible future of music videos)

city and colour

another reason i find this so fascinating is that i have been planning a similar approach to a music video with Paradise Movement this month. having an aspiring piece like this to set my sights on is cool.

Monday, January 11, 2010

MELODIC MONDAY...

been pretty stressed...but Marvin understands.

thinking about those who struggle with far more, helps keep your head and your heart in the right place....

Friday, January 8, 2010

studio 1220...

the first project of the new year has been setting up for proper studio status inside my place.


it required moving alot of furniture and disconnecting my tv.
its almost complete!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

treat...


had a good haul today for my vintage collection....but dis a-one is fo me!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

i think im turnin...

i am totally intimidated by this place...but im ready to go, my bags are packed!



video-Greg Mitnick
product-nike
subject-Masamichi Katayama
music-RATATAT

art and life imitated...

my head is slightly spinning from the circular thinking it requires to follow the social timeline that brings us here. so is it life imitating art imitating life...or the other way around?!?!

this is just one of the thousands of color pencil sketches of youtube stills, complete with rating stars and view counter, done by the artist duo comenius roethlisberger.


at the very least the show challenges you to be up on your viral videos...


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

JUST IN...





new pieces up on etsy today. more to come this week :)

son of a....

i opened an article by SmartMoney.com's entitled '10 things not to buy in 2010'...thinking i would be WELL aware of any tech advances to impact the market. but cot damn....i just recently made one of these purchases. hahaha.

apparently i have been snoozing on online back-up services. dont get me wrong...im very happy with my external hardrive, but with all the video i intend to shoot...just in this month alone, i need to make more economical choices.

DONT DO IT....
by AnnaMaria Andriotis

DVDs
Home telephone service
External hard drives
Smartphone also-rans
Compact digital cameras
Newspaper subscriptions
CDs
New college textbooks
Gas-guzzling cars
Energy-inefficient homes and appliances

Monday, January 4, 2010

MELODIC MONDAY...take two

since i snoozed on a few mondays....i'll throw in another one. im a hopeless romantic and counldt resist the mrs. robinson type story line.


UUGHH, maybe this will work...

MELODIC MONDAY...