Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

May Jerry Cantrell Have Mercy on My Soul

West Seattle to Downtown Video Screenshot

Over the last year, I’ve made an effort to soundtrack my own videos and embed them in HTML5 instead of uploading them to YouTube.

This process is a pain, and it has resulted in my making far fewer videos (which is either good or bad depending on your point of view), but there are few alternatives.

Last year, I tracked a video with a royalty-free clip that came with my Mac, but as soon as I uploaded it, it was flagged for a copyright violation.

Before that, I had a video “silenced” because a passing automobile

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Corduroy

Corduroy Video Screenshot

I made a short video tonight.

I call it Corduroy.

No particular reason.

Smells Like Polly

Downtown Seattle Skyline from The Viaduct

Downtown Seattle Skyline from The Viaduct

I hurt myself today. To see if I still feel. I focused on the pain, the only thing that’s real.

Then, I went to Harborview for an X-ray and some drugs.

“Give me something that rhymes with bilaudid!”, I begged the nurse.

Then, I came home, and in an opiate-induced haze, made the following video:

Why?

I don’t know.

That’s really all I have to say about that.

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Something in the Grey

Shoreline to Seattle Drive

I’m in with the flu, the plague, or some other unknown ailment … so I decided to use the downtime to make a short video out of some b-roll -ish stuff I took last week.

The end product is a drive from Shoreline to Downtown Seattle, and I was able to get it down to about 75 seconds. This is roughly equivalent to 300Mph.

It’s a dry run for a project I want to eventually make … Seattle to Portland.

In any event, true to my word, I’m sticking with the Nevermind theme. At least for a couple more

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Chinatown In Bloom

Seattle's Chinatown

Seattle's Chinatown

A couple of years ago, YouTube began rejecting or silencing videos en masse because they contained “unauthorized audio”. You’ve no doubt run across one of these soundless videos yourselves. A few months ago, they kicked out one of my movies for this very reason.

In my particular case, however, there was no actual copyright violation. While I was on the street videotaping, a car happened to drive by blasting its stereo, and this audio made it into my video. YouTube would hear nothing of my explanation, though. I was “warned” (via boilerplate message) that if I dared

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