I never knew my father, he was sick when I was alive. When he was younger, he filmed the Bridge, I had never seen this footage. I filmed the bridge too. When I found his footage, I had to pair it with mine.
Last year I did a mashup of Super-8 films I made between 1978-1980 at a student Co-Op I lived at, Lothlorien, at U.C. Berkeley and a film made by a current resident. She shot in a very different way similar locations — people on the roof, people making dinner, people enjoying themselves in the courtyard, etc. I switched back and forth between the decades. The main regret I have is having a cheap transfer to video of the Super-8. When I get the money I want to do a good transfer and redo the film.
Beautiful video. The surrounding area is so nice up there. I wonder if it was the same tourist magnet in the 70s (Mackniack City, ugh).
Josh. This is easily my favorite of all the videos you’ve posted. It’s meaningful in ways you’ll never know. Thank you very much for showing this. — Dave
This is really beautifully done. I really enjoyed the way you put the two pieces together. It has a great flow. Perfect music, too. Nice!
That was beautiful. It’s so touching that you and your father hold this spiritual connection through each other’s mind’s eyes…
That was probably said incorrectly, but y’know what I mean.
That was simply amazing. No wonder it is so meaningful for you. It was special even for me to watch. Thanks for sharing.
lovely. Finding that footage must have been such an emotional moment–you did a such a beautiful thing with it. Special.
That’s incredible Josh. I’m glad you shared this.
Yes… I’m sure it will touch each person that watches it in a very different way. I have a feeling that this will be talked about over and over again at vloggercon. You are an incredible filmmaker, share-er, and storyteller as well.
That was beautiful, though I have to admit it was sad for me to watch… it makes me wish that I had something like this with which to somehow connect to my dad (who’s been gone for eight years now).
Thank you for sharing; for sharing this video, this part of your history, this part of your father, this part of yourself.
You are still alive. You are live. Josh.
this was absolutely beautiful. Nothing more to say than that. I rarely comment, and it moved even me to leave a note to say thank you for sharing.
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What an awesome tribute to your dad. I loved this video. It makes me wish someone in my family has a Super-8 video camera back then. There is something very special about discovering a connection you never knew you had. Thanks for sharing.
So many things going on that cross the boundaries between death & life–your tribute to your dad through the pairing of the same experiences. Mogwai’s musical tribute to Nick Drake . . . in the background. It’s so perfect.
This is further evidence of how amazing of a medium video really can be . . . especially in light of all the crap out there on You Tube . . .
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This is a great video – I love the music and the way you interweaved the videos. Plus, as I’m a white-knuckled mess in the face of the Mighty Mac’s awesome height, it was refreshing to be able to relax and enjoy the ride!
A big amen to Nate too. I think YouTubing is just getting started as an art form and we’ll be seeing more and more staggering works art as people get comfortable with it.
Josh, this is a gorgeous video. I’ve been watching a lot of your videos for a while now, I love them. Thanks so much for producing them and sharing them, I’m a big fan.
Sorry to hear about your dad, I didn’t know that history. Thanks for sharing this.
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