Recent Works in HD video



As a camera-based artist I work in the tradition of street photographers and documentary filmmakers. I believe in visual storytelling and the power of images to inform. I stand by the observed film to believe in the viewer’s ability to understand and be a partner in creating meaning. With the arrival of high definition video in 2008 I felt that my single channel work could be reinvigorated.

Suddenly the video image made by a small, consumer camera, could be projected on a cinema theater size screen, and this opened new possibilities. These works have a single author and a single vision- to take the viewer into an experience. Whether cityscape, landscape, or the space of air travel, they share a belief in the power of observation.

Chip Lord

21’ 30’’ | HD | Color | Stereo

2011

Italy

Venice Underwater

Looks at the Italian city struggling with rising sea level and the inundation of more and more tourists.

Chip Lord

21’ | HD | Color | Stereo

2011

United States

IN TRANSIT

IN TRANSIT is an observed portrait of spaces of air travel. It is an around-the-world journey from San Francisco to Shanghai; Beijing to London; Frankfurt to Mexico City to Los Angeles in 21 minutes. Flown, shot, and edited by Chip Lord.

Chip Lord

30’ | HD | Color | Stereo

2016

United States

Greetings from Amarillo

Landscape portrait of Amarillo, Texas that begins and ends at Cadillac Ranch. Amarillo is a crossroads for transportation and travelers and Route 66 passes through. Music by Hayden Pedigo gives the work a structure of eight songs. Scenes include Amarillo Ramp by Robert Smithson, a Truck stop named Love, a coal train, and Cadillac Ranch by Ant Farm (1974) which has become a roadside attraction. <br /> Premiere screening in Buenos Aires and additional screenings at Basement films, Albuquerque and the VideoFest, Dallas, Texas. Produced and Directed by Chip Lord. Cinematography by Christopher Beaver. Sound mix by Jim Mckee.

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