Promotional video for BASE – an architectural and engineering firm with offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, and the Inland Empire. (Evan Mather, U.S.A., 2013, 2:48)
DIR Evan Mather NARRATION Donna Rawlins MUSIC Juuso Auvinen
“Olympic & Western” is a manifesto on the proper usage of type in the built environment – and the first video to be narrated by Siri. Tightly adapted from a mysterious analog audio tape found on the side of the road, it was shot with an iPhone 4S and edited with Final Cut Pro X. This video mash-up meshes infrastructural convergences and reveals intuitive paradigms by using the city of Los Angeles as a testbed for seizing urbanistic ecologies, curating front-end ecosystems, cultivating emergent methodologies, and revealing the link between street signage graphic design and the JFK assassination. (Evan Mather, U.S.A., 2012, 7:30)
This is an experimental time-lapse video that compresses the 3-1/2 hour drive from Los Angeles, California to Las Vegas, Nevada into 12 minutes. It was shot and edited on July 28, 2012 using an iPhone 4S running TimeLapse and a MacBook Air running Final Cut Pro X. The audio track consists of a sampling of scanning the AM/FM bands during the journey. A few gaps exist in the end product due to the iPhone overheating and subsequently running out of storage space, restarting the TimeLapse app every so often, and a bolt from a passing truck hitting the windshield (amazingly, no damage). We recommend the Wicked Spoon buffet at the Cosmopolitan for the Korean short ribs, yellow curry mussels over fried rice, beet salad, mashed potatoes, fried chicken, salted caramel ice cream, and vending machine dispensed wine. (Evan Mather, U.S.A., 2012, 12:00)
DIR Evan Mather SCREENINGS onSCREEN (Architecture and Design Museum Los Angeles).
Video presentation about a series of sustainable green infrastructure projects at Burbank Water and Power – including photovoltaic parking lot canopies, a green street demonstrating innovative storm water treatment technologies, and an courtyard built around a salvaged electrical substation. (AHBE, U.S.A., 2012, 6:39)