Author Archives: avideolife

About avideolife

video editor & director

YouTube account reinstated after nearly four years!!

Thanks to the Student-Attorney teams at American University’s Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic I now have a clean slate on my PaulJD2006 YouTube account now that four strikes were removed. It was a great privilege to work with two talented pro … Continue reading

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Citizen Archive, Citizen Archivist & Curatorial Fair Use

I’m writing about Citizen Archives for two reasons. First the term seems to fit some of my video endeavors.  Second it seems like a new-ish expression/concept I’d like to explore and promote. “Citizen Archivist” has been in use by the … Continue reading

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Public Image Viz-Efx ReMix Collage (1980)

When I used to do ‘video tours’ and regular screenings, the work of mine in most demand was the 1980 Public Image Ltd. performance that I called the “Pil Tape.” It was  also known as “Pil at Gildersleeves,” named after … Continue reading

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1976 Video Mash-up

In 1975 I was running the Porta-pak room for Manhattan Cable Public Access, making these “portable” video cameras available to members of public who wanted to make their own programs. At lunch I would shoot on East 23rd Street. The … Continue reading

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Schlock-o-philia

Love of Schlock is central to my (80’s) video collection.  Most friends in my inner-to-middle circle would understand “Schlock Connoisseur” intuitively and possibly share this love.  I met someone recently who found this interest of mine er ahh… puzzling. How … Continue reading

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Schlock Connoisseur

I’m a self-styled Schlock Connoisseur.  This post is inspired by The Tim & Eric show on Adult Swim.  I’m constantly amazed by their skill in recreating the look and feel of cheesy 80’s videos.  Most of the Schlock Gems from … Continue reading

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Mash-up History

In this YouTube age where Mash-Ups are commonplace, I felt the need to establish a timeline for my work in that vein.  My first major video mash-up was InterProbe (posted & described in the earlier Video Archive post) made in 1982.  … Continue reading

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