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Time Is Medicine

July 28, 2009
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In this past year I’ve had problems with 2 of my hard drives.  Both that contained all of my video work I’ve ever done.  One hard drive and all of its information has been completely lost and I’m sure there’s no way to recover it.  The second hard drives firewire port broke and I haven’t got a new case for the hard drive so I’m praying the high quality copies of videos I’ve made are still saved on there.  I have some stuff saved on disks scattered in many different places that would take a lifetime to piece together.  In all reality none of the videos really matter anymore because they were either created for fun, family, friends, school or I have or haven’t been payed for them and its in the past, right?  Well coming up on 9 to 10 years of filming and creating videos, it would be on the back of my mind the rest of my life if all those videos are lost.  I do have a stack of all the raw footage on video tapes that you can see here but everything I’ve ever edited was on those 2 drives.  Thankfully, I’ve uploaded a lot of videos online and after spending around 8 hours downloading them all I now have a low quality (h.264) copy of them.  It sucks not having the high quality copies of the finished pieces but I would rather have that than having 10 years of creation gone.  I’m still crossing my fingers that those videos and everything else I haven’t uploaded to the web are still saved on my drive that I need to fix!  I’m kind of scared to fix it because I’m afraid I’ll be let down.  Oh well, thats life.. nothing can really live forever anyways.

Although these videos are just a handful of what I’ve created, it means something to me having them because I’ve put so much time into each of them.  Looking back at where I’ve started as a filmmaker/editor to where I am today and how much I’ve learned and improved reminds me why I started making videos and the reason why I’m not “done with filmmaking” like I said a week ago.  Losing all of this and many other reasons have put the thought on my mind for a while now but I know I’ll never be done with filmmaking and filmmaking will never be done with me.  In other words like a quote I read today, “Working in film is like fucking a gorilla.  You don’t stop when you want to stop; you stop when the gorilla wants to.”  (Kind of graphic but I think it’s the truth.)  Here’s the list that I was able to recover:

  1. 2 In The Chamber Part 1 (2005 Short Film)
  2. 3LB “Givin’ The 411” (2001 Music Video)
  3. 4TK Intro
  4. 4TK Trailer 1
  5. 4TK Trailer 2
  6. 4TK Trailer 3
  7. 5 Second Project “Summer In Space” (2009)
  8. A Day In The Life of A Bus Boy (2005)
  9. A Future of Fortune Part 1 (2009 Short Film)
  10. A Future of Fortune Part 2 (2009 Short Film)
  11. A Future of Fortune Part 3 (2009 Short Film)
  12. A Future of Fortune Part 4 (2009 Short Film)
  13. A Story About Eric Roman (2009)
  14. An Advertised Life (2005 Experimental Short Film)
  15. Apathy Reel (2005)
  16. Apple Shake Lightsaber Project (2009)
  17. Band Performance at LVMAs (August 30, 2007)
  18. Blading In San Diego (Missing Audio)
  19. Bush Jumping (2001 CPS Clips)
  20. Cell Phone Videos 1 (2008)
  21. Cell Phone Videos 2 (2008)
  22. Class Video Production Logo (2004)
  23. Coca-Cola (2004 Commercial)
  24. Contemporary 2 (Wedding) (Missing Audio)
  25. Crazy Poway Shit Bush Jumping (2000)
  26. Da Future Performing at LVMAs (August 30, 2007)
  27. Deanna’s Birthday Video (2007-2008) (Missing Audio)
  28. Dome Productions Logo (2002)
  29. Econ Class Video (2006)
  30. Fatal Frames First Cut of 48 Hour Media Carnival Film Festival (2009)
  31. Fatal Frames Second Cut of 48 Hour Media Carnival Film Festival (2009)
  32. Fight For Your Right To Party (2006 Short Documentary)
  33. Fire In His Pants
  34. GCMW 101 Project 2 Station ID Recreation (2008)
  35. GCMW 165 Project 1 Introduction Photomontage (September 10, 2008)
  36. GCMW Multimedia 101 Introduction (2008)
  37. GCMW Multimedia 101 Project 1 Custom Template 1 (2008)
  38. GCMW Multimedia 101 Project 1 Custom Template 2 (2008)
  39. GCMW Multimedia 101 Project 1 Custom Template 3 (2008)
  40. George of The Jungle (2009 News Release Video)
  41. Graffiti DVD Trailer (2007-2008)
  42. Greek Riots (December 2008)
  43. Green Day “Know Your Enemy” Text Animation (2009)
  44. Gunsmoke RTV 270 Editing Exercise (2009)
  45. Hank and Mike Green Screen Trailer (2008)
  46. Hank and Mike Group Green Screen Trailer (2008)
  47. Happy Thanksgiving (2008)
  48. Harris Concrete Inc Photomontage (2006)
  49. Heinrich-Maunakea Photomontage (2006) (Missing Audio)
  50. HGTV Submission Part 1 (Short Documentary)
  51. HGTV Submission Part 2 (Short Documentary)
  52. HGTV Submission Part 3 (Short Documentary)
  53. HGTV Submission Part 4 (Short Documentary)
  54. Hip-Hop Group Performing at LVMAs (August 30, 2007)
  55. Horse Video (2009 Experimental)
  56. Illegal Downloading (2006 PSA)
  57. Insomnia (2004 Experimental Short Film)
  58. John Edwards For President (2007)
  59. July Party Video (2006)
  60. JZacharyasz Senior Project (2006)
  61. Kut U Up Dance Song (Clips)
  62. Lia “My Place” Studio (2007)
  63. Lia April Behind The Scenes (2008)
  64. Lia Bethune Middle School Performance (March 19, 2008) (Missing Audio)
  65. Lia Birthday Bash (January 26, 2008)
  66. Lia Dance Auditions (December 1, 2007)
  67. Lia Dance Auditions (November 10, 2007)
  68. Lia Gardena High School Performance (March 13, 2008)
  69. Lia Happy Holidays (2007)
  70. Lia Hollenbeck Middle School Performance (February 2008)
  71. Lia March Behind The Scenes (2008)
  72. Lia Motion DVD Menu (2008)
  73. Lia Northview Middle School Performance (February 28, 2008)
  74. Lia Pomona SAE High School Performance (November 20, 2007)
  75. Lia Promo (2008)
  76. Lia Rehearsal “It’s On Tonight” (January 17, 2008)
  77. Lia Rehearsal “It’s On Tonight” (January 5, 2008)
  78. Lia Rehearsal “My Place” (January 17, 2008)
  79. Lia Rehearsal “My Place” (January 5, 2008)
  80. Lia Rehearsal (February 10, 2008)
  81. Lia Rehearsal (June 10, 2008)
  82. Lia Ringtone Ad (2008)
  83. Lia San Diego Del Mar Fair Performance (June 20, 2008)
  84. Lia San Diego NCLR Conference (July 12, 2008)
  85. Lia Video Blog Intro (2009)
  86. Life-Time (Experimental)
  87. Lil Maxo Performing at LVMAs (August 30, 2007)
  88. Littering (2004 PSA)
  89. LOFT Snowboarding (2003-2004)
  90. Mackey In Susan’s Robe
  91. Mad World (2003-2004 Music Video)
  92. Maria de Luz Murillo Photomontage (2003)
  93. Marketing A Band By A Different Genre (2001)
  94. McMillin Racing (2005-2006)
  95. McMillin Racing (2006) (Missing Audio)
  96. MDJ Studios (2006 Commercial)
  97. Mitch Gunz Performing at LVMAs (August 30, 2007)
  98. Mom and Dad Hawaii Trip Photomontage (2004)
  99. Mothers Day Photomontage (2006)
  100. New Found Glory “Listen To Your Friends” (2009 Experimental Motion Typography)
  101. Northstar “American Living” (2005 Music Video)
  102. Old School Video Segment (Clips)
  103. Paintball Gun Segment (2000)
  104. Palomar College Graphic Communications (2009 Commercial)

105. Palomar College Video on The Making of Fatal Frames for Media Carnival Festival (2009)
106. Party Video Intro (2006)
107. Party VideoClips (2003 Experimental)
108. PHS Teacher Tells Story
109. Pixel Experiment (2009)
110. Plunger To The Face
111. Poway High Dance (Short Documentary)
112. Poway High School Graduation (2008)
113. Pre-Wedding Photomontage (Missing Audio)
114. Psalms 23 New International Version (2008)
115. Random Video Clips (2008)
116. Ray Roman 80’s Inspired Title Animation (2009)
117. Ray Roman HP Commercial (2008)
118. Ray Roman Reel (2008)
119. Ray Roman Reel (2009)
120. Ray Roman Splits Hand Open Bush Jumping (Clip)
121. Ray Roman Text FX (2009)
122. Ray’s Falls (Clips)
123. Restaurant Video (2005)
124. Restaurant Video (2006)
125. Retro Style Motion Graphics (2009)
126. Revolution Bar and Grill Logo (2009 Animation)
127. Roman Pre-Wedding Photomontage (2005)
128. Rotoscoping Baseball Bat Project (2009)
129. Rude Awakenings
130. Runway MMC Logo (2008)
131. San Diego Baraka (2006)
132. San Diego FireClip (2003)
133. San Diego Firestorm (October 26, 2003 Short Documentary)
134. San Diego Firestorm Photomontage (2003 Short Documentary)
135. San Diego Firestorm VideoClips (2003 Short Documentary)
136. San Diego March Madness (2006 Short Documentary)
137. Say Anything Baby Girl, I’m A Blur (GCMW 165 Project 2)
138. September Reel (2008)
139. Silence Terrified Text Animation (2009)
140. Simple Minded Productions “The Traveling Dollar” (2009 Student Short-Silent Film)
141. SKG 1 (Commercial)
142. SKG 2 (Commercial)
143. SKG 3 (Commercial)
144. SKG 4 (Commercial)
145. Smashed Finger Between Weights
146. Smoking Kills (2003 PSA)
147. Snowboarding Class Interview (2002-2003) (Missing Audio)
148. Superbowl (2006 Recap) (Missing Audio)
149. Superbowl (2007 Recap)
150. Superbowl XLIII Pitsburgh Vs Arizona (2009 Commercial)
151. Swat 72 El Nino Trip 2004 (Recap)
152. The American Analog Set “Hard To Find” (Music Video)
153. The Dark Knight (2009 Student Trailer)
154. The Hold Up RTV 270 Editing Exercise (2009)
155. The Magic Chair (2006 Short Film)
156. Toilet Papered Car
157. Traditional-Classical (Wedding)
158. Unwritten Law “Crazy Poway Kids” Text Animation (2009)
159. Upbeat (Wedding)
160. Upbeat 2 (Wedding)
161. Video Intro (2003-2004)
162. Video Intro 2 (2003-2004)
163. Video King Ray Production Logo (2003)
164. Vito and Sara’s Wedding (Recap)
165. Wakeboarding School Project (2003)
166. Wedding Highlight
167. Wedding Reel 1
168. Yellow Duck Productions Logo (2004)
169. Zacharyasz 24th Anniversary Photomontage

Some of these are embarrassing to look back at and see the type of editing I’ve done but I’ve definitely learned.  The only thing I can do is keeping going and get better through time.  If you want a copy of any of these videos goto http://www.keepvid.com/ all you have to do is enter the link of the video you want and download an mp4 to your computer.

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One Comment
  1. July 29, 2009 6:32 pm

    This list is amazing!!

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