Coming Home

I’ve started a new project of scoring stock footage, which, by the way, is in danger of being made more difficult to obtain through new anti-piracy laws; look into the new PIPA and SOPA laws now put before congress, which though supposedly intended to protect corporations against privacy, will severely limit public access to public domain archival material like that used here. The link below is a short film adapted by me with a musical score. I composed the piece, played piano, and did all the video editing, while my friend Connie Cho did the heavy lifting on viola. The scratching record sound is an intentional effect. The footage is part of the Prelinger archives circa 1937; it was intended as a motivational video for Chevrolet employees, attempting to make them feel a part of the company’s growing success. Read what political implications you wish into the interplay of images and mood.