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Re: loop music/video tribute to Dr. Richard Zvonar


A very nice tribute that.

He was taken from us too soon.

I like you lo-fi video direction too.

I'm sure Dr. Z would've loved it.

Best regards,

Ted Killian

"Ive gotten the scary feeling, for the first time in my life, that 
dimwittedness is not just on the march in the U.S., but that it might 
actually prevail." -- Bob Herbert, New York Times

On Sep 20, 2008, at 11:33 PM, Rick Walker wrote:

> I just finished making a lo fi , toy video cam 'animation'
> for the looping piece that I wrote as a memorial to our
> dear friend and Loopers Delight scholar,  Dr. Richard Zvonar
> who passed away, far too early from throat cancer.
> The piece and the video are called    "Adios,  Dr. Z"
> I've had the music for a while now, but never had the right image for
> it all until yesterday.
> Yesterday,  I found a whole bunch of cheap 50 cent plastic magnifying 
> glasses.
> You know how people will put a little piece of see through plastic 
> that protects
> a lens before you use it for the first time?    Well each of these 
> magnifying glasses
> had a little piece of clear plastic over the lens which made the low 
> quality
> glass lens even lower quality.
> I taped three of them together and then used them as an ersatz lo fi 
> filter
> for my 25 dollar Aiptek Video Camera.
> I then put the audio track through the Windows Media player random mode
> and hand held, filmed the screen as the music made the color organ 
> change
> while struggling to keep my 'filter' on at the same time.
> It's really lo fidelity and even lower once I edited it slightly 
> (fades and blackouts
> only, really) and rendered it in Vegas Video.     I like that.
> I think it really captured the rather magical melancholy of the piece.
> I hope you like it.
> It is sent out as a very loving tribute to Richard who I miss terribly.
> www.youtube.com/looppool