Radio Star – Martha Wainwright

Posted October 31st, 2012 by Anna

Watching the news tonight, my heart goes out to all you poor NYorkers and New Jerseyites. I pray for you all and wish I could do something. Come to Montreal if you can. It’s a great place. There’s lots of room here. We need some serious immigration to Canada!

This video was inspired by Martha’s song Radio Star on her latest CD Come Home to Mama and the amazing full-Moons we’ve had lately that I’m in the habit of filming from our front porch. Sounds a bit grand. I use an old Flip videocam that I put on a tripod then go back in the kitchen and make supper while the Moon rises. The problem is the Moon is small and moves so slowly that I had to figure out ways to make it bigger, manipulate it and make it do silly stuff. I worship Steve Jobs (and proud of it) and everybody at Apple for making it the most innovative company that ever was/IS for us the artist/individualist/musician. Thank you Martha, Moon, Nessie, albino squirrel and cute dogs from Montreal’s Plateau, and Sylvan L. for putting it together for me in Final Cut.

Radio Star by Martha Wainwright from a. lanken on Vimeo.

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3 Responses:

  1. Campbell says:

    November 1st, 2012 at 11:14 am

    What A Film
    What a Moon
    What A Song
    What A world !

  2. Julien says:

    November 2nd, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Hilarious and strangely beautiful.

  3. Robert says:

    November 3rd, 2012 at 8:15 am

    I nominate this short for 2012 NFB entry!

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