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Rodney White – Name It & Claim It

Remember the “A Peek Behind the Curtain – The Making Of…” video I posted back in August? Of course you do! You’re my biggest fan! In that post I referenced another video I had cut for Rodney that I could not yet share. Well, the video went live this week and here it is!

I think the video came out super fucking cool. Maybe a hair long, but it might just be that I’ve seen it a million times. It was shot by Arian, the same dude with whom I did the Atmospheres videos.

Rodney had me put this together for a contest he’s running in association with Here’s what he wrote about the contest.

Submit a title for this painting HERE
Be sure to include “Name Game” in the Subject line and
your suggested title in the Comments box.

If I choose your name is chosen, the original painting is yours to keep. Good luck!
– R39W
Submissions will be accepted until January 15th and the winner will be announced on January 31st.

There it is. Name the painting and it’s yours. I’m thinking “Cerebral Manscapes of the Final Dimension.” Pretty snappy, right? Don’t use it. It’s mine.

Go over to the Name It & Claim It page for more details.

Arian’s “Atmospheres” featured in Juxtapoz Magazine Online

I’m sure you all remember the ink drop videos I posted a while back. Well, just a few days ago the mastermind behind the project, Arian Camilleri, was featured in Juxtapoz magazine. Pretty cool bit of press, I think. Here’s what they say about the project.

Arian Camilleri is a Brooklyn based photographer who aims to address and explore the concepts of creation and infinity in his photographs. Expanding and collapsing in an almost infinitely hypnotic manner, his new series is mesmerizing.

The fluid seems to rush towards you, then almost off the page; the unknown substances are perplexing and exciting. This is free movement captured.

The ethereal quality of these images could land one’s mind anywhere from underwater to a landscape horizon, and even outer space. Like cloud formations in the sky, the choice and destination is ever-changing, left to the viewer to decide.

You can check out the whole article here: Infinite Collapse as Explored by Arian Camilleri

Here’s Arian’s fine art site: Arian Camilleri

Click the link. Check the site.


In honor of the unprecedented number of hits I received yesterday (208!), I am going to do something I’ve yet to do on The Black Laser and share some of the video work I’ve been doing.

Earlier this summer, friend Arian came to me with this idea that he wanted to put together an installation piece of ink dropping into tanks of water, but slowed down significantly and placed against ambient music. He was putting together a few demos so that he could try and wrangle some money from some folks who had money, i.e., not us, so he could rent a camera that shoots at insanely high speeds. He asked me if I could work my magic on some files he shot using his 5D Mk II. I told him that I would be glad to. It’s always fun to help a friend create things, and it is a working relationship I’d like to cultivate which is important. You never know what projects lie in the future. I think it is always best to say yes unless you cannot possibly do what they’re asking.

Anyway, these are the resulting videos posted on Vimeo. They look pretty neat in the tiny window, but I suggest clicking through and watching them in HD fullscreen at Vimeo. They look pretty awesome. I hope me manages to get some cash so we can do these right and then project them on walls. That is going to rule.

I think at first viewing they appear pretty simple, and they are, but there are also a lot of speed changes, subtle and not, going on. Enjoy. More work from me when I get home tonight.

Check out more of Arian’s work at his site.