There’s been a shift since my last album was released…the YouTube generation has firmly landed and set the course for the creation and consumption of media! My publicist tells me that artists need to create eye-catching media to get media attention. She tells me I need a new artist photo and something that is creative and unique and worth printing – subtext…no boring head shots! I also need a video – something very recent and emergent that documents me playing a toon from the new record. With that advice in mind and a series of mini tours planned for 2017 to support the release of no static so begin my adventures in kele-created media.
Lyric pic from 2012: For Toddio
An image I want to capture in the video is a shot of some of the 6,000 Vancouver crows on their daily winter commute from west to east. Hundreds of crows fly over my house every day about 30 minutes before sundown. It’s quite the sight! Actually this daily commute is quite famous locally and has captured many a Vancouver imagination, including mine. The artwork that Lara Kroeker of Randomlink Interactive, intentionally or unintentionally, does give a nod to this incredible Vancouver flocking.
So, I’ve been obsessed with capturing images of the crows’ flight. I’ve been standing outside on my deck between 3:30 and 4:15 pm on the days I’m actually home at that time with my iPhone pointed at the sky. Vancouver’s temperatures have been unseasonably chilly in the first half of December, so some days I’m out there teetth-a-chattering and hands-a-shaking…I think this adds to the overall effect of the shot! On days I’m not home, I find myself looking up and to the east wherever I am to see if I can spot a stream of black waves heading eastward. I’ve been using this little app called Hyperlapse which takes video in time lapse. Here’s a sample of what I’ve captured.
I’ll post more clips and details of my adventures leading up to the finished product…Stay tuned!