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Video Haiku

Video Haiku

  A Video Haiku ( A lesson plan I’ve done with students for three years now, always interesting and successful. I’ll troll and find some. This is the first I one I had time to make! ) The Japanese poem has become widespread and common in English. Traditionally we have stretched it to a syllabic [...]

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Crumble Crumble

Crumble Crumble

Crumble Crumble Another humble exploration of a poem experienced in video. There’s something to reading with finite quantities of time and light… and music helps cheat a mood. Crumble Crumble from Gwylym Cano on Vimeo.

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The Aloe and the Sunflower

The Aloe and the Sunflower

The Aloe and the Sunflower An example of 3(squared) watch the video poem This was one of the most fun things to shoot. A camera, a living room and an afternoon. Not but 15 minutes really. Then, of course, post production took a week or two as I prepared the piece for the creative writing/digital media [...]

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Haystacks

Haystacks

Haystacks She says if I’m not there the sun won’t set. She holds Bailer wide-eyed, turns, runs. Bailer trips after, tangling legs. On the tracks he falls and cracks a tooth. Forsooth he says. Haystacks doesn’t look back – as if she could see me, the ghostbunny. You know me. Suddenly you feel cold. A [...]

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The Thief

The Thief

Why sleep? I was part of a team, under the direction of Steve Hume, that made this film for Denver’s 24 Hour Film Race. Shall we brag? We won Best Editor and Best Cinematography! The joy, of course, was making it. A funny journey for the team, best friends split, new friends were made, we [...]

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Labor of Love

Labor of Love

  Labor of Love is the story of a poem being written, a poem that might’ve existed before Time, before Titans, before the Ludlow strike of last century, before the Ludlow massacre that followed, some time before the middle class existed and after it disappears. To see the movie, please click here. To read the [...]

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Labor of Love, the movie

Labor of Love, the movie

  Click to view!   Labor of Love (Part One) Labor of Love (Part Two) Labor of Love (Part Three)

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Nativity

Nativity

The Birth A long time ago in a galaxy far far away Patty asked me to do a piece for the Museo de las Americas’ “Nativity” exhibit. Erato visited me as I wondered what other meanings Nativity might have other than the Christian fable, a clear theme of the exhibit. I saw my inner-indigenous baby [...]

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Swing

Swing

NEA brings artists to rural Colorado Thanks to a great project I was in Burlington working with the children of migrant workers. I’d love to say “farmworkers” like my hero, Cesar Chavez, but the migrant population often works the slaughterhouses and meat packing plants.  Watching boys pantomime their fathers slaughtering pigs and cows was straight [...]

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Inside/Outside

Inside/Outside

Inside/Outside/North/South Watch this documentary about an amazing international art project. 9 works of art were made by high school students. The students were selected from three different countries, Mexico, Bolivia and the U.S.  The students were from two diverse neighborhoods in one city (here, it was North High School from Denver and Columbine High School [...]

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Ovideo 2.0 (health “care”)

Ovideo 2.0 (health "care")

Ovideo 2.0 With the heated debates regarding health care, Ovideo couldn’t resist reconnecting with Merika in this series of three video “letters”. Watch! To read more about the Ovideo series,  click here.

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Denver Copwatch

Denver Copwatch

Art and Activism The DNC’08. The most exciting thing about it was the Rage reunion, no? There were hours and hours of footage shot by Copwatch members from Denver and Berkeley, most of it boring until the police instigated panic and fear followed by a mass arrest. Denver spent a lot of money, more than [...]

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Arts in Hard Times

Arts in Hard Times

How have the Arts helped you get through hard times? This was the question asked to over thirty advocates of Colorado arts.  Artists, teachers and advocates joined forces to knock on the Colorado legislature’s door in ’09 and remind them that the fifth largest business cluster in Colorado is the Arts. Watch the video!!

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Purple Twilight

Purple Twilight

Purple Twilight She was tumbleweed tall and free. Prairie. Wild. Laughs bloom, boobs, soon desire fills her empty lot. Wind blows. He was a grocery store, wide shiny aisles, broad flat floors. He was from a family of distributors hard to ignore. Before they knew it they couldn’t help but do it to it. Knolls [...]

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1,000 Year Old Sex Goddess

1,000 Year Old Sex Goddess

Isn’t she lovely? I fell in love with her when she was behind glass. I was doing a video promo for the Museo in Denver. She was there, immobile, yearning to get out and dance. A few months later, I was able to work with the collection. I shot everything against blue screen (that is, [...]

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Vegas Beauty Mark

Vegas Beauty Mark

Vegas Beauty Mark The road ahead like the road behind yellow middle faded lines, on the side, us, car, hood up, sky blue prayers. It wasn’t suppossed to go down the way it did. Cookie left, Constance dead, the taste of Pill still in my mouth and Vegas, beauty mark drowned. Lacrimose mascara gets itself [...]

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Story of My Life

Story of My Life

Story of My Life I’m really attached to this film. I wanted to make Kieslowski’s Double Life of Veronique but in five minutes and with a finger puppet. I first imagined the movie in the declinated light of a classroom window. I was filming an after school arts workshop. Betsy Tobin was making finger puppets. [...]

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Ovideo

Ovideo

It’s all about love Inspired by Ovid’s The Amores. “All lovers speak in quotes,” says Alisson Sharrock, a Reader in Classics at the University of Manchester. She continues, “All poets speak in quotes.” The images of the Ovideo series are quotes. It is comprised entirely of scenes downloaded from the net, specifically, love scenes. More [...]

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Tilton’s Aftertones

Tilton's Aftertones

Jae Ram Arts recently hired me to edit ten+ year old concert footage! First, we had to convert the Beta SP tapes. Anyone remember tape out there? The beautiful footage was shot by Denver camera operator Max Watkins. Despite the long intro there’s a great solo by Denver Jazz guitarist Mitch Chmara and great playing [...]

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Indiscretion at Museo

Indiscretion at Museo

Viewer Indiscretion Advised A program of short films created by Cano, screened at Museo de Las Americas October 22nd, 2009, Denver, CO. For further informtation go to www.museo.org. To learn more about Viewer Indiscretion Advised, visit the video gallery, see what folks in Denver said in Westword.

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