A muralist with a passion for vintage cars embarks upon one of the last great American road trips in one of the last great American cars. Driving a 1967 Ford Fairlane Ranchero across the US and back again, Canadian artist Bill Wrigley chases adventure and history in this documentary about the search for meaning in contentious times.
Tell Congress not to censor the internet. PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”
On this day in 2000, ftpmedia.com was born. To celebrate and commemorate the end of a decade of FTP Media, I have re-posted the original web video created during a residency at the Canadian Film Centre in 1999. My objective was to use digital video technology to tell a story that would effectively a) be meaningful, thus compelling, in order to therefore b) demonstrate a successful application of video produced online.
Created with Apple video samples shipped with the new macs and Super 8 home movie footage to tell the story of my awakening, this video documents my experience with cancer in 1993 via home movie footage combined with a narration based on journal entries written during that time. This is the most personal project I have produced to date, singularly different – on both an emotional level and on a content level – from anything else I have completed since. Enjoy.
I posted this “virtual” holiday video card to YouTube in 2008. It is a home movie of me playing The Little Drummer Boy on the piano at a recital in 1989 — back in my intermediate piano days. Enjoy.