Sand Moon is a movie we made in January 2008. It was written, cast, shot, edited, and screened publicly in 72 hours. This is actually the second time we've done this (the first time was December '06), and neither of these most recent works were posted publicly here on the website. This is an exciting time for the CiM gang because most of us are about to graduate college. I'd say 'expect to see changes here soon' but I have to stop myself when I realize we've said something to that effect every few months for the last seven years or so. Some things never change. On the bright side, we've still been making movies when we can, right? Perhaps this long, long winter will soon be over.
You guessed it! There is a problem. Apparently the file is "way too big to host over HTTP" though it seemed to be working fine before. We will soon set up some kind of ftp link. Until then, SEED THAT.
Cocaine in Motion has decided to make the First Hundred Years DVD available for free. We released it in 2004 but haven't been able to keep printing more, since we've all been scattered across the country in various institutions. So grab a DVD-R, or if you're a loser, a DVD+R, and burn yourself a treasured cinematic collection. Yes, this is the very same DVD that your brother had before he went to college and became an asshole. Nothing is different, everything is there. You can even look at the sleeve art if you want. The only difference is that it is now free, not just incredibly cheap. And you have to burn it yourself.
It's a huge file, about 4 gigabytes, so we recommend leaving it on all night while you sleep, cry, or participate in the economy:
Cocaine in Motion: The First Hundred Years 1904-2004 (DVD, Complete)
Please burn this, pass it to your friends, share it, do whatever you want with it.
DVD Sleeve Art: Full Resolution [3mb], Smaller [1mb]
If you are having trouble burning the .img file to DVD, here are a couple of links that might help.
Both of those programs should be able to burn the file to a blank DVD with any DVD-burning hardware.
Nobody blames you for not noticing, but in recent months we've been cleaning up the site and trying to get more of the sections up to date. Hopefully we'll get the long movies up in streaming format to usher in the year 2006. The blogs are all long-dead now, but we'll hang onto them for posterity.
Believe it or not, Cocaine in Motion has produced about 20 minutes of new content since this website went up, and though the films haven't yet been linked here, you can find some of the stuff on our spare and poorly organized YouTube page. We're hoping to get something together this winter as well.
Also, we're going to release the Hundred Years DVD Disc Image for free. It'll be available here in the next couple of weeks.
Feast your eyes upon the redesigned Cocaine in Motion website. It was designed and coded by DCo1 and Sam in the Summer of 2005, and it quietly debuted at the end of December 2005. We did not publish it at the beginning of the fall as planned because we had hoped to finish all of the content before putting it online. While most of it is up, we have decided not to link to the Merchandise section until we press more DVDs. There is also some "edge dressing" to be done in various sections, so pardon our dust while we finish up with all that. Now, this is the state of Cocaine in Motion:
The kids are all headed back to college after an enjoyable winter break. Pictures as always are on VSPworld galleries. But it wasn't all ham-sandwich platters and Gordon's plastic-bottle liquor here in DC this past holiday season, some work did get done.
Saul Cohen, Jamie Denvir, J. Russell, and Sam West spent the last two evenings writing a film. It is the first 4-way collaboratively written Cocaine in Motion screenplay and they are excited about it. The plan is to film it as soon as possible, though that may be months from now, with the Spring semester of college obstructing any meaningful creative collaboration in DC like a terrible interstate oil truck rollover.
Shooting was finally finished on the trailer for the tentatively titled "Magic Key," starring DCo1 in his first Cocaine in Motion title role! Editing began in the Fall and it should be finished soon. It will be posted here on Cocaineinmotion.com when it is complete.
G. Baker has been writing ceaselessly these past few months. He wrote and directed a one-act play that was performed at the University of Michigan this fall and plans to do the same with another play that he just finished over the break. He's also simultaneously writing a longer play and a screenplay, which is by most estimates impossible, but he is able to accomplish it because of a rare brain disease that enables him to do several things at once.
Longtime CiM pal and sometime contributor Sam Leslie is out of the country until May. He is in Argentina until the end of the month and then travels to Mexico where he will finish the Spring semester. Check out his travel blog at Horchata.org, which is hosted by O Sklover, another longtime friend of the CiM crew.
Curtis Morales, the "voice of Cocaine in Motion," is hosting a go-go marathon radio show this weekend on that stronghold of underground DC music, WHRB Harvard Radio. Saturday, January 14 starting at 11pm and running straight through until 6am Sunday morning. Tune in after the Skins game, WHRB.org.
Curtis, Baker, DCo1, and West also spent an afternoon downtown writing and filming short clips for a proposed series of sketches called "Getting Started." These clips may turn up on Cocaine in Motion online, or could be shelved until the project takes on a more substantial form.
That's the CiM news for now. Enjoy the new site.