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.

Cardboard Houses Music Video

I have just completed a music video project for Summer Rain Recordings artist IG88. The video is made with found footage from the Prelinger Collection at archive.org. Edited in FCE4.

"Cardboard Houses" by IG88 from Kurt Lorenz on Vimeo.

"Cardboard Houses" by IG88
Release Date: May 31st 2010

Catalog Number: SRR-075

IG88′s self titled EP is his debut release on Summer Rain. Beautiful, haunting melodies, occasional vocals, and glitched, elaborate beats bind to culminate in a blissful collection of tracks that inspire and soothe.

Visit http://www.summerrainrecordings.net

Video compiled and edited by Kurt Lorenz
http://www.kurtlorenz.com

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...