Short music film based on the song “One Time” by Greystring is exploring “alone in the crowd” theme. The film is directed and edited by Yelena Gorn. Sound design is created by bitzone, motion graphics – by Yelena Gorn.
The White Angel and the Black Angel
Official music video for Old Robes (Subtle Soup Records) “Soldier Online” from the album The Spider and the Spectator.
Software Art / Realtime Cinema: generative, audio-responsive animation.
Who is the Soldier Online? A gamer, lost in their own exciting but unreal world? A drone pilot, far removed from the too-real destruction they are causing? A troll, wielding heavy words at a distance? Just a persistent brute, pushing forward despite desperate odds? Or perhaps, quite literally, a dog in heat? (On the Internet, no one knows you’re a dog…) It’s this mystery character that I animated, always running, but always fragmenting and re-forming, in a world alternately collapsing and exploding around them. The animation is generative and audio-responsive, meaning that it is not “edited” in a conventional, linear way: rather it is a piece of software that responds to the changes in the music to create an evolving visual narrative. Although you are seeing one recording of the video, in its native form it turns out differently each time it is played, influencing the narrative implications. The look of the piece takes its playful inspiration from motifs in 17th-century Chinese classical painting.
A young woman’s walk to meet a date unexpectedly takes her to a place where dance, James Baldwin and protest meet.
This film is about a Baltimore child who experienced intermittent homelessness but went on to become a world-class symphony musician and professor. As a child, Richard Antoine White (R.A.W.) slept wherever he could, sometimes in abandoned rowhomes where he was chewed on by rats during his sleep. Now in his 40s, he still has the scars across his abdomen. But despite enormous challenges, he went on to become the first African American in the world to receive a Doctorate in Music for Tuba Performance (D.M. not to be confused with the less rare D.M.A.), and not just from anywhere, from one of the most prestigious music programs in the US. Richard is now not only a tenured professor at the University of New Mexico, but he’s also the principal tubist of the New Mexico Philharmonic, which is in and of itself an Olympian-level accomplishment.
The Baltimore School for the Arts, a rare gem in the education world for it’s extraordinary track record of success, is where his life changed from a self-described “yo boy” with little direction to becoming obsessed with Tuba and ultimately following his dreams out of poverty. The director of the Baltimore School for the Arts met Richard on a chance encounter and after a one-in-a-million audition he set off on a course that changed his life forever.
“The only thing that will stop me from being successful is death.” ~ R.A.W.
“Filmmakers chronicle tuba player’s journey from Sandtown to the symphony”
“Tuba Player Finds Harmony After Homelessness”
CBS Evening News
“Richard White was a homeless kid but made history with a Tuba”
The Daily Beast
“A Tuba Player’s Journey from Sandtown to the Symphony”
“Sandtown to Symphony”
“Inspiring Story of Richard White Featured in New Documentary”
“R.A.W. Tuba – Pre Screening”
“”R.A.W. Tuba of Baltimore Subject of New Documentary””
WBAL – TV