Experiencing Interruptions?


A non-narrative video art piece generated through live editing of multiple pre-shot layers of footage for a large screen video performance.

  • Craig Hall
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    5 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2016
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    0 USD
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    RED & Sony FS7 - HD
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Director Biography - Craig Hall

Craig Hall primarily directs and shoots non-fiction documentary, commercial, and broadcast television content for North American and European clients. He also experiments with video tools to create glitch, montage, and live video art presentations and has recently started shooting narrative pieces.

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Director Statement

A few things were going on when this piece came together. Firstly, I'd been shooting a lot of documentary and needed to do something completely different. Secondly, I'd been working on a documentary about the human voice with a hypothesis that all human sound is valid, and thirdly, I was part of a creative team developing an event called Heartburn and took on the video aspect of the event. And finally, and unexpected collaboration with a tattoo artist and body painter that resulted in the filming of three participants as they explored pre-verbal sound and movement on camera - mostly in the form of screaming vs serenity.

I'd also been editing quite a bit and had been looking for a way to perform with compositions. I came across some VJ software that allowed me to mix several layers together in a live environment, generate audio-reactive imagery, and respond immediately to music and audience. This short video represents some of my favourite compositions that came together through this process.