Expression is Not a Crime

expressionSuper 8 film shot as part of a Nickel Film Festival/St. John’s International Jazz Festival collaborative project. Filmmakers were challenged to shoot a piece in-camera, with no edits and have it scored by a partner musician. I shot film to reflect my thoughts on the fancy new anti graff writing by-laws brought in by St. John’s City Council in 2008. This piece of film was originally called “311” (the phone number citizens can call to report seeing graffiti) and was scored by Russtafari.


Today I thought I would edit the rolls to a song I have written on the same subject. After experimenting for awhile I discovered that the reels fit perfectly on top of the song in terms of time. So here is the first reel up above and the second reel below, both edited in camera and laid on top of “Expression is Not a Crime” from my “alien” CD. Mike Kean, Steve Abbott and Alex Pierson play with me on this track.


It is interesting how some of the images work with the song here:) I may eventually re-edit a new piece using both reels, as so many edits are suggested. Please contact me or just take this footage to re edit if u r so inclined, and please repost if you do:) Lots of recognizable St. John’s faces in there.

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