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Video Archive: Duluth Speech with Found Sound Animation

Ten years ago Scott Bateman found an audio clip online “of a really fascinating speech about Duluth” and turned it into this animation.

Artificial – feature film shot in Duluth now free to watch

In honor of the holiday we’ve released our second feature film for free.

Synopsis: A neurotic visionary recruits a young photographer to create a program with the ability to recognize beauty. Artificial is a psychedelic character study that blurs the line between experimental and narrative filmmaking.

Thanks to the community and everyone involved for being part of this undertaking! Enjoy!

Video Archive: Polka Bus Interviews

In this video from the early or mid-1980s, Ray Lemke interviews the passengers on a bus from Chet & Emil’s in Birnamwood, Wis., heading to a polka event at the Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay.

The video is from the collection of the late Emil Praslowicz, digitized by his grandson, Kip Praslowicz.

Video Archive: Chester Creek Highline Slackline

Ten years ago Jason Hedlund uploaded this little gem to YouTube. It later landed on Perfect Duluth Day and has gathered over 8,000 views in the past decade.

Glen’s Neighbor – “Open Road”

Glen's Nieghbor - Your Unknown 2017Duluth-based bluegrass band Glen’s Neighbor releases its second album, Your Unknown, on April 21. The video for the first single, “Open Road,” was shot in October while the album was recorded at Pachyderm Studios. Shane Rock Nelson directed and edited the video; Dan Huiting handled the cinematography.

The band performs at Blacklist Artisan Ales on May 6 during the Homegrown Music Festival.

Bulldogs Uncollared: Frozen Four

A look back at the UMD men’s hockey team’s NCAA Frozen Four battles against Harvard University and the University of Denver.

UMD Profile: Matthew Knudson

For a digital storytelling class in the journalism program at the University of Minnesota Duluth, junior Kevin Ott produced this short profile of senior Matthew Knudson.

Knudson is a music education major with an instrumental focus. From arranging his own music to working as a radio DJ at KUMD, het has immersed himself in music.

Ott and Knudson have been singing together in vocal jazz at UMD for two years. Ott selected Knudson as a subject because of his knowledge of music and the visually engaging environment in which he interacts with it.

Gin Street – “High Life”

Gin Street 2017Duluth band Gin Street released a two-song cassette in February titled Singles. The opening track, “High Life,” is featured in this new music video.

“We made it with an old box television set and no money,” says director Quentin Stille. “Also shouts out the titular beer, High Life, which we are all trying to live.”

Gin Street plays May 6 at Blacklist Artisan Ales during the Homegrown Music Festival and June 11 at Beaner’s Central during Pete Fest.

Lake Superior Surfing Near Lester River

Jasper Meddock Productions shot this video at the mouth of the Lester River in Duluth on April 10. The song is “How Low” by José González.

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Tape

High-concept video by Dave Johnson.

Walking My Portrait Home

Retrieving my portrait from the Duluth Art Institute, where it had been part of artist Sarah Brokke’s “Portrait of an Artist” show. On the walk home I stopped a few places, got my taxes done, and had some drinks. That’s my friend Troy there at the end.

The official invite to the Duluth Film Collective

Do you love talking about movies? Or are you a filmmaker? Do you live in or around Duluth? If so, this will be right up your alley.

The Duluth Film Collective was launched by award-winning Duluth screenwriter Matthew Dressel and, as any member can tell you, it’s great to be around such enthusiastic people. But don’t take my word for it! Dressel himself explains the whole group much better in the video above.

Interested? Awesome. The Film Collective meets regularly through its Meetup page. Sign up, find a day that works and join the fun!

Help Kaylee Matuszak appear onstage with Brandi Carlile

From Kaylee Matuszak:

Hi everybody! If you know me, you know how much I love Brandi Carlile and what a huge inspiration she is to me. She’s running a contest in which I submitted a cover of one of the songs from her album “The Story.” If my video gets enough votes, I could be chosen to perform the song live onstage with her in L.A.! So if you’d please take a minute to vote for my video and share this around, I would be forever grateful to you. You can vote once a week! Voting ends on April 17th at 9am, so don’t delay! Thank you so much!

Vote at: Brandi Carlile Cover Stories Contest

Dubz – The Westside Walk Videos

“Don’t You Cry” video by Hunter Bjork.

Homegrown Hip Hop 2017The 19th annual Homegrown Music Festival features a block of Duluth hip hop on Friday, May 5, at R.T. Quinlan’s Saloon. The lineup features Willie Diction, Eddiedition, Dubz and Jaze.

Featured in this post are seven music videos from tracks off the debut Dubz album Westside Walk, released in March 2016. Take a step back and watch him work.

Duluth Technical College baking classes TV commercial

We’ve had bits of luck on Perfect Duluth Day in the past when we’ve put out requests for someone to step forward with video of old Duluth TV commercials. Well, here’s another attempt.

A query in the PDD inbox reads:

I’m searching for an obscure commercial for baking classes that were held at the vo-tech college, old LSC, from the 1980s. We’ve recently had a family member pass away and he was in the commercial as the baker. If you have any ideas of where to get the footage, that would be fantastic. We believe it was on Channel 10, WDIO, with Jack McKenna.

Lake Superior College was known as Duluth Technical College in the 1980s. It merged with the Duluth Community College Center in 1995 to form LSC.