The Film I Made with Imogen Heap...

Last year I was asked by Imogen Heap to contribute my short film "Bees" to her Love The Earth Concert/Film performance at the Royal Albert Hall. Well the film is finally coming to the public and will debut on April 22, 2012 (Earth Day) at 7.30 pm BST in the form of a 90 Minute Live Event from Imogen's Garden. 

For more information about this event and to RSVP for the live stream:

 

 

The Most Interesting Mascot in the World

I have recently finished a very fun project at work. We created 6 parody videos starring the Seattle University mascot to promote our 600+ Alumni Donor Challenge. The campaign is a parody of the Dos Equis "Most Interesting Man in the World" adverts. Here is an example: 

 

...and here is the playlist of our videos: 

 

All of the videos were shot and edited (post production) by me.

Love The Earth Film

I am proud to announce that my short film "Bees" was hand selected by Grammy Award winning artist Imogen Heap to appear in her concert/film/dvd project Love the Earth. The film debuted at Royal Albert Hall on November 5th, 2010 and streamed live to more than 480,000 viewers. For more information about the project visit their website: http://www.lovetheearthfilm.org/

or watch this: 

 

Bees from Kurt Lorenz on Vimeo.

Sunday afternoon in my sunny Seattle garden. Listen close, slow-mo bee sounds and bird song, and plenty of slow-mo camera noise too! I was really planning on composing a nice haunting melody to go with these great visuals but the raw sound played back at 25% the original speed was just too cool to mess with.

10 Seconds

I am now 18 days into my latest project; 10 Seconds. The plan is to take 10 seconds of video everyday for 365 days. My hope is to learn more about the process of filming and color grading/post production. I am using a Canon T1i DSLR as my main video capture device and Adobe After Effects CS3 for most of my post processing. I'm posting daily to my vimeo account. Here are a few of my favorite clips so far...

10 Seconds 2010-03-07 from Kurt Lorenz on Vimeo.

 

10 Seconds 2010-03-12 from Kurt Lorenz on Vimeo.

 

10 Seconds 2010-03-13 from Kurt Lorenz on Vimeo.

The Patience of a Saint I - by Carl Sagan's Ghost

Recording artist Daniel Davis, a.k.a. Carl Sagan's Ghost is a fellow electronic musician and Seattleite. We met on Twitter when I signed up for his MAAP: Excursion One (Multiple Artist Ambient Project). I was a few days too late to be included in the first round of that project but we hooked up in person for the Ghostly 10 Year show at Decibel Festival. I was invited by Daniel to participate in a (January 2010?) live performance of his forthcoming album At The End It All... featuring The Patience of a Saint I, II & III.

I have offered to compile some live visuals for the performance and below is one of my first layers...

Eric Tsutomu on vimeo

This kid is amazing. I'm just blown away.

The Brick Factory from Eric Tsutomu on Vimeo.

From Eric's vimeo profile:

"I'm a High School student that lives in the Bay Area. I am a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors. I film with a pretty inexpensive camera called the Canon HV30 w/a Raynox DCR-6600 wide conversion lens. I use a Rode NTG-2 shotgun microphone for my sound and I edit in FCS2."