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Video Lab Posts

PDD Video Lab: Knight Family 8mm Duluth Movie

For this edition of PDD Video Lab we’ve pulled the Duluth section out of a 1954 family film and repacked it with period music — Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable.”

PDD Video Lab: Ghost Ship Emerges

Dawn LaPointe and Gary Fiedler of Radiant Spirit Gallery captured the Joseph L. Block emerging through the sea smoke like a ghost. The morning temperature was -20°F with a -40°F windchill. The video was processed at an 8x speed.

As is usually the case with the PDD Video Lab, we’ve supplied a soundtrack to the silent video. Press play on the audio file below, then press play on the video file and enjoy the marriage. The track is “Cold” by Duluth band Woodblind.

PDD Video Lab: Another Day

In this edition of PDD Video Lab we present 41 seconds of Duluthiness cut out of a 17-minute-long set of old movie clips that for the most part don’t seem to be shot in Duluth.

PDD Video Lab: Sea Smoke on Lake Superior

Video shot by Levi Drevlow on a -18 degree day. Choose an audio soundtrack below and enjoy. From indoors.

PDD Videolab: Christmas 1974

Another audio-less home movie from the Emil Praslowicz archives. Pick your soundtrack below.

PDD Video Lab: “Windows” at the Tweed

Sharon Louden’s exhibition is on display at the Tweed Museum of Art through May 29.

Pick your favorite soundtrack from the choices below and play it along with this silent video.

PDD Video Lab: Experimental Animation – Film to 3-D

In this silent video Adam Dargan, an animator from Duluth who now lives in Minneapolis, takes the physical exploration of film and re-imagines it in a 3-D environment.

If the silence is too much to take, we’ve selected some possible soundtracks for you. Start the video above, then press play on a soundtrack below.



PDD Video Lab: Halloween Edition

Happy Halloween, PDDers. Press play on the video above and select your favorite soundtrack below.

And don’t forget, we’re looking for your Halloween banners. Send them to [email protected]

PDD Video Lab: 1972 Birnamwood Homecoming Parade footage

Birnamwood, Wis. is in the vicinity of Wausau, a roughly four-hour drive from Duluth, but this 43-year-old parade footage is lovely enough to share anyway. Kudos to Duluth’s Kip Praslowicz for digitizing his grandfather Emil’s fine film work. Below are some possible soundtracks to go with the film.

PDD Video Lab: Cute Snowshoe Hare

Here’s an adorable video of the elusive snowshoe hare by photographer Michael Furtman. With no audio, the silence is a bit deafening, so we’ll encourage you to provide your own soundtrack. Press play on the video above, then press play on one of the selections below.