Category: Film

Burning 50 from Jeff Del Nero on Vimeo.

I want to wish Mary a happy birthday today, and one of the best ways I could think of is to remember this most beautiful gift from Brian & Janet Conery. What a wonderful offering and effort by them. This is a tower built and adorned to be burned. Amazing. Thank you.

This is a slow-motion video converting a 20 second event into a 3 minute video featuring Peter Gabriel’s “The Drop” lyrics below.

The Drop— Peter Gabriel
moving down the fuselage | toward the open door | catch you looking down outside | to see what lies ahead | one by one | you watch them fall | fall through cloud | one by one | you watch them fall | no idea where they’re going | but down | where they’ve gone | where they’ve gone | watching as the sun goes down | i sit inside this plane | notice how the city lights | are like the nerves inside the brain | one by one | they’re going out | you watch them dim | one by one | you watch them fall | and wonder where they’re falling to

The Grady Movie from Jeff Del Nero on Vimeo.

This is a very short video featuring the saguaro cactus that is right outside my studio. I shot this in 2003, but recently after a violent storm, this cactus has been decimated. The pygmy owl I call “Grady” that has annually resided in this saguaro on his migration to Mexico will no longer be visiting unfortunately. The guitar piece that accompanies the video is by Lindsey Buckingham. It is a most beautiful acoustic guitar arrangement.

Larson’s 200 meter race from Jeff Del Nero on Vimeo.

This is a video produced my Jeff Del Nero, and many people from Open Door Fellowship. To witness the event of Steve Larson trying to redeem himself after a very poor performance in running the 200 meter dash the year before. This event is specifically centered around a wager between Steve Larson and John Lynch regarding Steve’s ability to still run (like he did in High School 20 years earlier) a decent time in the 200 meter dash. This particular time coincided with Caleb Lynch’s pace for running his 800 meter time. Steve felt at his age and condition he should be able to equal the pace of Caleb’s 800 meter for at least 200 meters. This called for a challenge.

This video shows the original race and then the race one year later, with 8 cameras and many spectators there to see if he can improve on the failed experience.

…can best be described as “An inconvenient alien.”

Seemingly, with Al Gore at the helm of this exciting, yet preachy movie takes its cues from the environmentalists about how bad Americans are and white man’s descent into the lives of indigenous peoples once again – since they never learn.  James Cameron seems to have re-written a version of the film Alien by flipping the concept from dark and horrible, to beautiful and enticing. In both films a mining crew are attempting to do their jobs but encounter obstacles. The first film established a realism of grittiness and humanity into space, but tampering with something they should have left alone – i.e. stay away. Again, in Avatar, white man and his industrial military complex are at it again – this time destroying beautiful things instead of horrible creatures.

…and “unobtainium” pleeeaase!? I would have hoped they could have dreamed up a better name for the material they were mining.