Come One Come All -
Day Into Night -
A "Double Feature" from Filmmaker Bob Moricz.
Bob Moricz has made music videos for my pieces “Day Into Night” and “Come One, Come All” and they really set the self-conscious horror genre on its head! In unique contrast to the heaviness of the music from Budapest Undead, these music videos are unpretentious, fun and marvelously rough around the edges. If you’re are not familiar with Bob’s work, he is a devotee of George & Mike Kuchar and their influential book Reflections From A Cinematic Cesspool.
Regarding Bob’s work, Bright Light Film Journal notes that “Moricz’s work assaults the viewer with a whiplash barrage of familiar plot lines, trite turning points, and cliché characters spouting simultaneously banal and inflated rhetorical dialogue, all infusing narratives propelled by a poignant and urgent anxiety derived from the tensions of everyday life.”
His video for “Day Into Night” is the perfect Halloween release and it combines store-bought costumes & props, cameos of Bob's kids, and favorite local “spooky” locations. The video for “Come One Come All” is edited using the subautonomic method where the editor relinquishes control of judgment, taste, or style and subconsciously strings the images together through intuition and instinct rather than logical construction.
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"Servants Of Midnight" Short by Filmmaker Daniel Panasenko.
My dear old friend, composer, musician, designer & filmmaker Daniel Panasenko was inspired by my piece “Servants Of Midnight” and he made a short film using it as the musical basis. Really, I feel so honored and I love the piece he’s made with my music. I hope you like it as much as I do!
I say short film because it’s certainly not a “music video” but rather something wholly different. He has taken my solo piano piece, developed a visual vocabulary all its own, then used that vocabulary to dance along with the music, effectively creating a narrative that is greater than the sum of both music and images alone. Its marvelous ambiguity will surely welcome all.
Filmed on a Canon PowerShot SD600 and assembled in iMovie, Daniel has stayed true to the spirit of the solo piano piece by restricting his palette and has reveled in the use of a minimal tool-set in the image production. Certainly, the desire to hold open the curtain and expose the makers marks in both pieces contribute to its combined immediacy and satisfaction.
I recommend you visit and subscribe to Daniel’s YouTube Channel as well as visit his wonderful musical offerings over at his Bandcamp page.
"This elegant & abstract 3 minute film piece by Daniel Panasenko is the perfect compliment to Dutch's solo piano track of the same name. Both are simple in materials but complex in ideas. Let's hope it inspires a notion that experimentation with a limited palette can have delightful outcomes in all our creative work and lives."