Re: dance and vertical video

Johannes Birringer (
Wed, 02 Jun 1999 02:20:46 +0000

Just wanted to say, in response to Bud Blumenthal's recent letter about
"Rivermen," that I appreciated seeing his image files on Scott's page
and his own website, and found the photographs of the dance on/over the
video images quite beautiful.

In the top image, Bud, was the scene just lit from above by the light of
the video (this greenish color), or did you use other light (front,
side?). I gather there were also scenes without the video, with
downlight on the floor and dancers. I was also puzzled by your
interesting comment, i.e. that you didn't use video in one (the first?)
performance, and then created the video. But you say that video and
music was created in sync, so how could you do/edit the video footage so
quickly, or had it been ready already?

keep on with the good work,

Johannes Birringer
AlienNation Co.