FLOW (music): Original solo piano improvisation performed live by Jeannie Novak at Bakery Sound + Vision (North Hollywood, CA) and engineered by Stacy Carson. The constant "flow" of the music works well with the film, which primarily takes place in a factory setting. The persistent beauty of the music is interspersed with moments of strength -- as if a bold statement is being made about the intellect and physical prowess of these factory workers, many of which have long since been replaced by automation.
AUTO-LITE ON PARADE - 1940 - Jam Handy Organization (footage):
This instructional (and promotional) film focuses on the importance of the factory in producing and manufacturing parts for cars and other vehicles. Most of the film takes place inside an auto parts and accessories factory -- showing various aspects of creation (as minute as chemistry) and assembly. Closeups of various factory workers (especially toward the end of the film) provides a human face to the process -- giving a renewed appreciation for the term, "made in USA," in a bygone era.
Henry Jamison "Jam" Handy was an Olympic breast stroke swimmer, water polo player, and leader in the field of commercial audio and visual communications. The Jam Handy Organization was hired by General Motors to product training and promotional films for Chevrolet.
Original footage available at Prelinger Archives:http://archive.org/details/...
SYNCH (project): Collection of nine solo piano improvisations synched to public domain footage. Although the music was recorded long before I curated the footage, both now seem to be inseparable :)
Music composed and performed by Jeannie Novak.
℗ © 2001 Jeannie Novak