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The Garage Floor, Full Moon, and the Death of a Hummingbird.

Shot on location at UCLA 12-18-2016

originally called "The Bottom Line"

copyright (c) 2016
William Schaeffer

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This was shot during a background acting gig at UCLA. Several friends and associates were also working the same shoot. One friend and I found a dead hummingbird in the road and moved it to the bushes for a decent burial. Later that same day, he became obsessed with my concept that "There is no LOVE in America" and started loudly mocking me in front of all the other actors in the lunch line. I tolerated this abuse for a few moments and then I asked him to be quiet because I didn't want to talk about it before lunch. That was the last time we ever spoke and I cannot even remember his name. The funny thing is he was divorced and had declared bankruptcy TWICE. He posted cute little animal videos on facebook and in retrospect seems dishonest. In that context the video "might" make more sense. The dead humming bird was a bad omen and I am glad we gave it a decent burial. I think he was just trying to clean up the sidewalk. Funny story.

Additionally, when trying to find this video information to upload to bitchute, it took me a a couple hours and all the files were hidden and misnamed.

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Nightmare in the Parking Garage

Shot on location at
Sony Studios Gate 3

Directed by Alan Smithee

copyright (c) 2017
William Schaeffer

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My phone accidentally took pictures while I was walking to my shoot for the day. I turned it into a video.

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Hollywood Secrets

Shot on location
at Barnsdall Park
Los Angeles, CA
May 21, 2014

copyright (c) 2017
William Schaeffer

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"Let me tell you a story..." - Mr. Atwater

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Emerald City Blues

Los Angeles, CA
August 12, 2017

copyright (c) 2017
William A. Schaeffer

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Performed on Casio Privia PK-150

Reformed on Windows 7 dinosaur computer and ancient historical software..

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light weight samsonite underwear with no bind top
easy access freeway with well manicured median strip

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"a miracle of urban planning as if just by chance." - The Scarecrow

"Surrender Dorothy!" - The Wicked Witch upstairs

"...and Toto too?" - Dorothy

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Q. How many winged monkeys does it take to change a light bulb?
A. Why do you REALLY want to know?

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"Paradise by the Oz." - The Tin Man

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Shot on location early one morning from the roof of the parking garage at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

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Parking Garage

copyright (c) 2018
William Schaeffer

Parking Garage

copyright (c) 2017
William Schaeffer

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Shot on location at the Long Beach Convention Center parking garage level B, on Sunday June 18, 2017.

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This video is just a record of the background noise in the parking lot. The air compressors and machinery made a huge multi-dimensional hum that filled the empty space of the parking garage. You get some small sense of it in this video.

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Supernatural Parking Garage

shot on location in Eagle Rock, CA

soundFX by soundbible.com

copyright(c) 2017
William Schaeffer

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Two New Pieces of Assembly Art
Published on Feb 17, 2019

Two New Pieces of Assembly Art
1. Field Notes
2. Trinity

February 16, 2018

copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

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Trinity
Assembly Art
Foam Stickers mounted on small toy blackboard easel made of wood

'Father, Son, and Holy Ghost"

The human brain has three main structural components:
1. Cerebellum, Cerebrum, Amygdala
(or Neo-Cortex, Mid Brain, and R-Complex)

It is interesting to note that the most significant theories of personality have three components:
1. Ectomorph, Mesomorph, Endomorph -- William Herbert
2. Id, Ego, Superego - - Sigmund Freud
3. Adult, Parent, Child -- Erik Berne
4. Verbal, Spatial, Kinesthetic -- Tony Robbins
5. Me, Myself, and I

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Graffiti Face

2102 Sunset Blvd.
Feburary 13, 2019

copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

freeway drive election debate

Los Angeles, CA
November 9, 2000

"The day the government was stolen..."

copyright (c) 2000, 2019
William Schaeffer

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At the time I edited this, I was dismayed about my thoughtlessness at leaving the dirt on the windshield. Today, it seems like an important symbolic statement about politics in America and the Electoral College. Peace.

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"In twenty years, anything you photograph today will be important" - Anon

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FILM and VIDEO

by Bill Schaeffer

copyright (c) 2011
William Schaeffer

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Music:
"Time for a Bass Solo"
from CD
"Music for Misfits" by Bill Schaeffer
copyright (c) 2007,2009
William A. Schaeffer
and Atwater Publishing

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"We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies."
— Pablo Picasso

After working in film and video for over twenty five years, this video was created in the spirit of Picasso's "truthfulness of lies."

Adopting the format of the famous Video Art piece "Television Delivers People" by Richard Serra and Carlotta Fay Schoolman, that consists solely of words scrolling up the screen; I have added my own observations to the on going dialog about "FILM versus VIDEO."

The Quiet Revolution
by Bill Schaeffer

copyright (c) 2012

New Audio edit

Soundtrack from the CD "211 Vernon Street" by Bill Schaeffer Piano
available at cdbaby.com, amazom.com, and itunes

My code of ethics and suggestions for public and private behavior.

This is based on a lifetime of thinking about different philosophical systems and the outcomes of different strategies in game theory.

The ideas were strongly influenced by "Soul of an Indian" by Charles Alexander Eastman, "Selected Lives" by Plutarch, "The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment" by Thaddeus Golas, "Be Here Now" by Baba Ram Dass, "The China Study" by T. Colin Campbell, "Courage to Create" by Rollo May, "The Story of Civilization" by Will and Ariel Durant, "Tao Te Ching" by Lao Tzu, "The Notebooks of Lazarus Long" by Robert Heinlin,

My code of ethics and suggestions for public and private behavior.

This is based on a lifetime of thinking about different philosophical systems and the outcomes of different strategies in game theory.

The ideas were strongly influenced by "Soul of an Indian" by Charles Alexander Eastman, "Selected Lives" by Plutarch, "The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment" by Thaddeus Golas, "Be Here Now" by Baba Ram Dass, "The China Study" by T. Colin Campbell, "Courage to Create" by Rollo May, "The Story of Civilization" by Will and Ariel Durant, "Tao Te Ching" by Lao Tzu, "The Notebooks of Lazarus Long" by Robert Heinlin,

The Economic Bill of Rights by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States of America

Re-discovered by Michael Moore and presented in his movie "Capitalism, A Love Story"

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Music by Bill Schaeffer from the Cd "Piano Americana" available at www.cdbaby.com and www.amazon.com

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Questions:

What IS it that makes a country great?

The ability to destroy your competition and kill anyone, or anything, that opposes you?

Or, the quality of life of its citizens?

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by Bill Schaeffer Aug 6, 2011

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Hollywood Mural Art, part 3

Hollywood Blvd.
at Edgemont St.

February 2019

video copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

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Curated by
Cloe Hakakian

(12 Artists total)

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Music copyright (c) 2018, 2019
William Schaeffer

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"Keep Making Art"

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Hollywood Mural Art, part 2

Hollywood Blvd. at Edgemont St.
February 2019

curated by Cloe Hakakian

video by William Schaeffer
copyrght (c) 2019

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Pigeon Rescue
January 2019

copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

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My friend Emi likes to feed wild pigeons near her home. One day, a couple weeks ago, she saw a wounded pigeon that could not fly hiding under a car. Fearing for the pigeon's safety, she decided to rescue it. She had a neighbor catch the bird and put it in a box.

A friend, Alexi, warned use to use plastic gloves, so we are trying to avoid touching the bird and only using plastic gloves. It has been about four weeks now and the pigeon seems to be improving. It will be fantastic if it heals and can return to the wold.

The last shot shows Emi feeding the pigeon a banana. The bird always performs this strange dance when it sees the banana. Kind of funny.

New Assembly Art by William Schaeffer

copyright (c) 2019

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New Assembly Art

1. Rooster Talk
2. Surprise Party
3. Babylonian Calendar
4. 3-4-5 Triangle
5. Live Man's Hand
6. Flower Child

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"Assembly art made with foam stickers, found objects and google eyes." - Mr. Atwater

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Street Art - January 30, 2019

video copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

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"OBEY"

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Hollywood Mural Art, Part 1

featuring artist: CUSHKAN

February 1, 2019

video copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

High Tech Heroes -- "Be Bop a Lula"

video copyright (c) 2011,2018,1989
Sherwin Gooch
Hud Nordin
William Schaeffer

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Be Bop a Lula by Gene Vincent
Used without permission and a lot of respect

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"Crazy... Man"

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happy

...again

(new edit)

copyright(c)2014, 2019
William A. Schaeffer

"just for fun"

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silly boy

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Memories of the Day

August 2018

copyright (c) 2019
William Schaeffer

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Shot on location at Barnsdall Park on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA.

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Music by William Schaeffer. Performed on Casio Privia Px-150

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The feathers and necklaces were found objects. The feathers seemed to have a perfect balance of weight and wind drag between the right and left. While I drove they seemed to flutter and fly through the air.

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"The Age of Reason" by Thomas Paine, 1819, Part 1 Section 15

- miracles

Read by Joe D
www.librivox.org

video by
William Schaeffer
copyright(c)2016

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At the end of this video, Thomas Paine lays down three rules for a basis of a Universal Religion.

1. The "Word of God" does not exist (without error) in any Earthly Human Language.
2. The structure and existence of Cosmos and the Universe is itself the "Word of God" that reveals to us the complexity, justice and order in the "Mind of God."
3. A description of the basic Moral Duty of Man to himself, other men, and the world.

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"The Age of Reason" by Thomas Paine, 1819, Part 1 Section 14

- Religion and Mystery

read by Joe D.
www.librivox.org

video by
William Schaeffer
copyright (c) 2016

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"The Age of Reason" by Thomas Paine, 1819, Part 1 Section 13

- The Many Worlds of Fixed Stars

read by Joe D.
www.librivox.org

video by
William Schaeffer
copyright (c) 2016

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In this part, Thomas Paine discusses the structure of the Universe consisting of solar systems of planets around the stars. At the end of this section he discusses the inherent logical weakness of the "pious fraud"

He also identifies three elements of a false belief system:
1- mystery
2- miracles
3- prophecy

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Joe Dickerson did a great job of reading. There are audio transcriptions for every chapter of the entire book available at www.librivox.org

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