Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Feb. 5th 2005
World Spirit screening and after-party.
This is a project I worked on last year. I was asked to create a 3 screen setup for Alex Grey's World Spirit event. It was a love hate relationship with the project.
Alex's still images were huge. 35-65mb a piece. We had to use animation codecs because anything else looked like crap. Alex's work has lots of fine lines and details that look terrible when scaled down. It took over 300gb of store for the project. Then on the final day we lost 100's of gb's due to filling up the drives. The end result was a show that didn't always have motion in the video. I worked for weeks on the project with Ben Sheppee. We got about 12 hours a sleep in one week. The final days we didn't sleep for two days.
That was the hate.
The love was working side by side with Alex Grey. He spent numerous hours in the studio with us helping us edit and reformat his work. He is a truly amazing individual.
So with strong emotion I finally get to see the screening of the event.
I encourage anyone in the SF Bay area to come out.
Here are the details
Saturday February 5th, 2005
WORLDSPIRIT DVD RELEASE & SCREENING (film description below)
Please join us in celebrating the official launch of the Worldspirit
Worldspirit Director & performer Kenji Williams will appear live and in
person for a panel discussion, live performance & signing of the DVD.
($10 Entrance fee. Snacks served.)
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) http://www.sfai.edu/
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall Theater
- 800 Chestnut St. San Francisco (Near Columbus & Chestnut in
7:30pm Doors Open
8:00 WORLDSPIRIT Film Screening
9:05 Kenji Williams & Worldspirit Producer, Eric Kalabacos discussion
10:00 Kenji Williams short in-theater live audio visual show
11:00 Doors Close - head over to the afterparty!
*Screening event ticketholders get a free pass to the afterparty!*
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Fluffy Evil productions present the WORLDSPIRIT LAUNCH AFTERPARTY:
Infinite Kaos warehouse in SF. 136 Taylor St. SF
$10 (SFAI Screening event ticketholders get in free)
Live Performances by
KENJI WILLIAMS (progressive techno violin)
ZOE KEATING (looping cello)
Syd Gris (Opel/Opulent Temple)
Rhythmystic (Beatstream/Rhythm Society)
Ammon (Rhythm Society)
Jacaranda (stratifom.net- SF)
Dj Pacwan (SFDance.org)
Ezra (Rhythm Society)