Saturday, July 26, 2008

Submission DVD's

Hey everybody, Chase here, I've been working a lot lately between designing the new big girls blog, and getting materials generated for submission forms. I am also in the process of updating the ETG reel to feature some footage from "Untitled", as well as the promo shots from Big Girls Club.

As of right now I'm working on putting together a DVD with selections of our work on it for a residency submission. This process is always difficult for me because I feel that when you cut up projects into 2 min. clips they really lose their appeal. Especially when it's sections of a play or sections of a video installation. Which 2 minutes do you single out? Do they even make any sense without any context? I mean, I personally know what's going on as I watch the selections, but the viewer surely doesn't have a clue. Which means that in the viewers mind, the work in is reduced to the lowest common denominator. Viewers ( including myself) usually just look for flashy things...something to grab their attention, instead of a well developed story. These are my grievances with submission DVD's.

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