Great Ball of Fire
Videos (by GeneFree)
I love this video! Conceptually, it is a fascinating exercise in self-reflexive art. Visually, when shown as intended, it is exciting to experience. Here’s the back story: Gene and I wanted to create video footage that could be projected onto two sides of a weather balloon. I suggested that we videotape ourselves chatting about what sort of footage would make sense for this sort of projection, and Gene agreed to this experiment. We used two separate cameras to film each of us during the ensuing conversation. In the editing process, we added images of relevance to the discussion. Then, we projected the footage onto the two side of a weather balloon. So cool!