My kvetch about the Department of Labor. This one is personal! Since being furloughed due to the pandemic, I've been trying to collect unemployment insurance benefits. But I'm stuck in a Kafka-esqe scenario, and every twist, turn, and phone call ends in disaster for me (and my dwindling funds).
Creative fun on Mount Desert Island. This stunningly beautiful island in Maine, home of Acadia National Park, is a picture-perfect location to create short-lived pop-up installations of my artsy projects.
DRIFT: A video that's so dark, you may not be able to see anything. It all depends on how sensitive your monitor is to the dark shades of black and grey in this silent, single-channel video installation loop. Try watching these slowly drifting and morphing micro/macro shapes in total darkness on a big screen.
My latest absurd and preposterous product-review video. This is how I attempt to keep my sense of humor during these pandemic shut-down days. I hope you enjoy my latest in a series of Big Jake's Product Reviews You Can Sometimes Depend On.
What would happen if Chevrolet hired Fritz Lang to direct a motivational video? This mash-up video answers that question. The footage combines shots and narration from an actual 1937 Chevy-produced motivational video with scenes from Lang's Metropolis (with some other footage thrown in for good measure).
My latest video with a cherished friend. My latest collaboration with Herb Rogoff is based on his current life situation (with bits and pieces of remembered situations from my own family).
What do the poetical colors of autumn inspire in you? Don't ask me why or how the stunning autumnal foliage inspired me to create this bizarre family story. But it did. Schubert had his Winterreise, this is my Autumnerreise. (But my journey isn't as profound.)