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Dave Greber
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"Like When You Throw Sand" is a creation myth written by Dave Greber and Katie Gelfand ©2006.  Like When You Throw Sand" is a culmination of various video projects I was working on when I was living in Philadelphia and New Orleans in 2005-06. The frame story was shot in Pensacola Beach, FL.



Dragon sends an alien to fertilize the new planet and the young girl names him "Slimie."

 

In this episode humans populate the earth and bring along all of the complexities that monkeys account for.

This segment was shot during "Live 8" in Philadelphia. I had never seen so many people in Philly before and the attitude was strangely positive for Philly in the dead of summer. Many people were unsure of what this "philanthropic" event was supposed to accomplish. The vast majority of the people couldn't get close enough to the music stages to see anything but looping commercials on giant projection screens. But everyone smiled and enjoyed the company of everyone in the city for a day.

Later, I edited the footage of the event together with no soundtrack. When I had a few friends over to screen it, I played a random record (Isao Tomita's synth version of Holst's The Planets) as the soundtrack. It fit with the visual content so perfectly, we were all laughing with disbelief. So I ended up using it as the soundtrack, and I barely touched the editing after it was plugged in. I think that editing a montage without music will always bring out the natural visual rhythm, which can be fit to many dynamic audio compositions, but this segment still amazes me to this day.

 

Girl meets the Tiki man who leads her down the indulgent road of novelty. She starts wearing clothes, drinking alcohol and watching television. This segment features a Twinklurs song, a Southern Candy maker's commercial, Doggies, Fluffy is Jesus is Davis Day Daytime, and more.

 

The Girl finally meets Dragon face to face. The discuss a television show just before the world was destroyed by the overwhelming shame of the Tiki Man. 

 
Natures Trick for Happiness
Natures Trick for Happiness

why is a kiss MORE than a kiss?
why is a kiss MORE than a kiss?

Sour Grapes
Sour Grapes


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