Videos Posts

King Garbage – “A Garbage Journey” (Official Video)

I directed this debut video for Duluth singer/songwriter King Garbage, aka Eric Lester. The song is “A Garbage Journey” from his EP Raccoon Heart.

Ruffed Grouse Drumming Encore

Back by popular demand, northeastern Minnesota’s favorite musical grouse.

Gary-New Duluth Memorial Day Program 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional Memorial Day ceremony at the Gary-New Duluth Veterans Memorial was not held. A ceremony was instead videotaped in advance of Memorial Day. Above is a short clip from WDSE-TV, below is the full memorial service video.

The Drumming Log

Grand Portage-based photographer Travis Notvitsky captured this ruffed grouse performing a drum solo atop a log. Drumming is the male grouse’s way of saying: “Yo, this is my territory and I’m ready to mate if anyone is interested.”

Together

A short video by Justin Peck, starring Jody Kujawa, Jason Scorich and Peck.

Selective Focus: Allen Killian-Moore

Allen Killian-Moore is a filmmaker who recently released a new experimental project in collaboration with the music of Minneapolis-based Humbird for her new single, “On the Day We are Together Again.” His work takes advantage of the imperfections of film and video — the grain, dust and scratches, pixels, flickering, varied frame rates, and they become an important part of the images. This week in Selective Focus, Allen talks about his process and the experiences that have influenced his work.
 

“On the Day We Are Together Again” Music by Humbird, film by Allen Killian-Moore
 

AKM: I am a Neurodivergent moving image artist (film and video), writer, curator, still photographer, visual artist, and performer. For this interview, I’ll be focusing specifically on my moving image film and video art.

PDD Video Lab: 1963 Duluth Footage

For this edition of the PDD Video Lab we’ve once again taken a silent film from Dominic Chione’s archive — this one from 1963 — and paired it with music by Duluth/Superior’s own Jerree Small. The track is “60 Words for Water” from the 2004 album Mobius.

Watch for a nice cameo appearance at the 1:30 mark by the old Sky Room Restaurant at the Buena Vista.

Low Instagram Concerts

Low has been doing Instagram concerts on Fridays during the coronavirus, with tips benefiting charity, too. Because the shows are on Instagram, they seem to vanish within a day. But apparently, they give permission to fans to post to other media platforms. This is the only one I can find. Are they available in other places or through other YouTube users? Help appreciated.

Signed, — A Fan Whose Greatest Disappointment Was That Moving To Duluth In 2005 Did Not Mean Seeing Low Every Weekend

This Week in Social Distancing: May 15

This is the final episode in our series of social-distancing highlight videos. We appreciate all the people who entertained and got wacky virtually in this weird time. Thanks for making 2020 more bearable. Consider following their social media, contributing to their Venmos or PayPals, buying their merch, or supporting their programs.

Be smart, stay safe and keep other people safe.

Video Archive: The Litter – “Blue Ice” (Duluth Armory, 1970)

Recently unearthed Super 8 footage of the Litter performing at the Duluth Armory on May 15, 1970 has been set to a studio recording of the song “Blue Ice.”

Members of the band were: Mark Gallegher, Dan Rinaldi, Tom Murray, James Worthington and Sean Jones.

Squatting All Over Duluth

If this video by Eric Torvinen is any indication, Duluth could soon be overrun by squatters.

“Freshwater” Trailer

515 Productions of Minneapolis / Des Moines is working on a feature-length documentary about surfing Lake Superior. Freshwater is scheduled for release this fall.

Duluth Lakewalk Mural

Duluth photographer Dennis O’Hara presents this look at Duluth’s 12-foot-high by 580-foot-long “Image Wall” along the Duluth Lakewalk.

Muralists Mark Marino and Sandra Ettestad placed 6,960 12-by-12-inch tile assemblies and more than 1.7 million 3/4-inch ceramic tiles to create a timeline of Duluth’s shipping history.

The Slice: Free Seed Libraries in Duluth

The Duluth Community Garden Program has built and installed seed libraries across the city.

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

Joe Gallian: There Will be an Answer

University of Minnesota Duluth Professor Joe Gallian has inspired a community of more than 260 top-performing mathematicians.