Saturday, November 14, 2009


For some reason I keep making videos of birds. First there was Birds Who Don't Know The Words. Then there was SQUAWK! Now, here is FLAP.

Copyright © 2009 David Ocker - 121 seconds

The video was shot from the pier at Avila Beach, California, last month. Here's a satellite picture.

This small city underwent a "remediation" in which old buildings were destroyed, 200,000 tons of contaminated soil replaced by uncontaminated and new buildings constructed. This was all because of a pipeline leak. Additionally, Avila Beach is just a few miles from the earthquake-fault-adjacent Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Station. Nice place to visit.

The pier at Avila Beach California
FLAP is the first original piece I've completed on my Macintosh: the music in Sibelius and the video in iMovie. If everything about it makes sense to you, seek professional help. Koo-koo-ka-choo!

Avila Beach California under the pier - Leslie contemplates her ocean
The first picture is Avila Pier at sunset. The second is underneath the pier. That's Leslie contemplating her ocean.

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1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I'm floppy over Flap. I recently purchased my first ipod I now have a David Ocker playlist. You are my gateway into contemporary music.