The Infinitarium – In Progress Timelapse

Here’s my latest: A timelapse video I just edited of The Infinitarium we are building at Big Art Studios in West Oakland. I’m one of six artists leads building 18 giant over-sized plants out of scrap metal. I’m in charge of building five giant willow trees – each tree will have over 1,200 feet of salvaged steel cable! We have a small army of incredible volunteers showing up everyday to learn welding and build BIG ART!

Directing artists Karen Cusolito and Dan Das Mann designed and envisioned the Infinitarium, a massive interactive sculpture garden that will span an acre and will include state-of-the-art lighting controls and user-controlled pyrotechnic flame effects. It will be a larger-than-life magical botanical garden and will travel to many events and festivals, premiering at the Electric Daisy Carnival, Sand By The Ton, Outside Lands Festival, Burning Man, the PDX Bridge Festival and many more. http://theinfinitarium.com

I’m using a hacked Canon S1is digital still camera and a kit-made 7.4v power supply (kit from Adafruit Industries) connected to a 12v deep cycle marine battery and combining photos and video from my iPhone as well as a mini DV video camera.

Canon S3, 7.4v power supply
My Timelapse Camera Rig

Special thanks to Phil “pEEf” Sadow for assistance with setting up the Canon hack and for the 2nd camera.

Wild Minds Demo Trailer

In November 2009 I was approached by Adventure Pictures, a SF based TV production company, who wanted me to be a host for a new show they were pitching to the Discovery/Science channel called “WILD MINDS.”

We filmed for a day at KSW headquarters in West Oakland, and I interviewed Dick Vennerbeck (AKA the Steam Wizard) and Jody Medich. Within a week they had this “trailer” edited together and sent off to the decision makers:

I’m still waiting to hear the final word… sometimes these things take a while to get sorted… so cross your fingers!

wild minds demo trailer.

Tibet Video Update: More great interviews & a haircut

Tibetan Government in Exile - McLeodganj, India

We’ve had another epic couple of days. We have been so blessed.

Here’s some news:

1) Yesterday we interviewed Mr. Urgen Tenzin, the Executive Director
of the Tibetan Center for Human Rights And Democracy http://www.tchrd.org/

2) Today we filmed students singing and playing music at TIPA – the Tibetan Institute for Performing
Arts…

3) AND the big news is that we had an exclusive interview with Sondhum Rinpoche, the head of the Tibetan Governement in Exile! http://www.tibet.com/

The breaking news is that the Chinese Govt. as agreed to meet with the
Tibetan Parliament!

I’ve posted a bunch of photos on my flickr page:

On a more personal note – I shaved my head in solidarity:

Tom Sepe