Hullaba Lulu: One Million Years B-Lulu

Teagan Geneviene and I collaborated on a ‘Lulu’ story for Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo.

My part was making illustrations and a video; for that, I took a break from social media.

Thanks to Sue for being the inspiration for this collaboration with Teagan.

I’m honored to share a guest spot on Sue’s blog.

I learn when I take on a project like this, and it’s fun to illustrate a character as surreal as ‘Lulu’.

An Illustration for One Million Years B-Lulu by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
Tumac Save Fire Hair

It took three shoots to figure out how to stage Tom Driberg’s capture

Third draft of an Illustration for a short story by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
Your Sheba has Found You
Final draft of an Illustration for a short story by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
Tom Dribble’s Capture – Final

I want the graphics to reflect the spirit of Teagan’s story.

I hope I’ve done that with this video.

 

To read the story by Teagan Geneviene visit Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

Rob Goldstein 2019

All images (c) Rob Goldstein 2019

Let Freedom Ring: Two Years of #Resistance

This video is a mix of clips from the 2017 Women’s March, the 2018 Women’s March 2018, the March for Science  the March for Climate Change,  the Tax march and Pride 2017 and 2018.

The cuts from the 2017 Women’s March on Washington are from Rand Hall posted to the Internet Archive.

The rest of the videos are mine and made in San Francisco.

This is a re-post with a video update.

The previous video didn’t work for me.

This one looks the same but it’s sharper and better paced.

The header images are scans of the poster handouts at the 2017 Women’s
March on Washington.

To the best of my knowledge the posters are in the public domain, I sharpened the colors but I did not make the posters.

I cropped a mix of Spiritual High by Moodswings and the ‘I have a Dream’ speech by Martin Luther King. I found the mix at the Internet Archives.

Thank you to the talented Democrats who took charge of the House of Representatives.

Look at what we can accomplish when we unite.

Rob Goldstein(c) 2018

Accept the Gift

This is my traditional Christmas post.

First posted 12/11/2016 as The Night Bobby Found Christ in an Abandoned Subway Car.

I imagined a modern Nativity and saw a homeless kid who finds the abandoned Christ child in an old subway car.

Will he accept the burden of this gift?

An avatar that represents an alternate named Bobby is shown finding the Christ child in an abandoned subway car
A homeless youth finds the abandoned Christ child in an unused subway car.

I got the idea for the subway car from Dark Days, a documentary made in the 1990’s about a tribe of homeless people who live in the abandoned subway tunnels of New York.

I used VR to make a video of it.

I use two photo-shopped frames from the documentary as an homage to it.

I first came up with this idea in 2011 but didn’t have the skill I needed
to make a video work the way I envisioned it.

I was going to remake the video for this Christmas but had a soul sucking
bout of the  flu that still lingers.

The video works but I see ways to make it better so I WILL remake the video
for next Christmas.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to the World!

May we find our way back to reason and light.

I’ll see you guys after Christmas.

The video is a series high-resolution panels staged and shot in virtual reality and processed in multiple apps.

I cropped a cover of Silent Night  found at the Internet Archives.

To the best of my knowledge the recording is in the public domain.

Rob Goldstein 2016-2018
Revised 2018