Early last Monday morning on the tail end of Easter weekend, burner Ricky Vegas stops through Los Angeles on his way back from Opulent Temple's White Party in San Francisco to talk about Burning Man 2012.
Based on Dr. Seuss's final book before his death, this is a story about life's ups and downs, told by the people of Burning Man 2011.Directed by:Teddy Saunders (www.tedshots.com)Parker Howell (www.parkerhowell.com)William Walsh (www.wbwalsh.com)Produced and Edited by Teddy SaundersDigital Effects and Color by Parker HowellOriginal Score By Darius HolbertSound Mix by Tyler PayneBrought to you by:www.facebook.com/tedshots
KJ and Stefan Spins present their HOMEage to Burning Man 2011. Enjoy along with us!
This video requires QuickTime Plugin"The Apotheosis of Crimson Rose," from producers Doug Jablin and Anthony Bondi, offers the sights and sounds of Burning Man 1998. Featured here are interviews with Maid Marian, Lady Bee, Fantuzzi, Flash, Dan Das Mann (talking about his installation "The One Tree"), Steve Heck, Waterboy, Wes Modes, Charles A. Gadeken and many more including Larry Harvey.It's interesting
BURNcast interviews Mountie Josh, a first time burner from Canada at the bar at Camp Fandango. A few weeks after the burn he shared this essay about his experiences on the playa with us:PlayaI just spent the last week waiting for the other shoe to drop. Every person I know who’s ever been to Burning Man has described a decompression state, where “returning to the default world” as
Wow. This video really does take us back. Feather boas on the playa and Nambla the Clown???1997 marked another major pivotal year Burning Man and the event almost didn't take place. Due to the accidents and deaths from the year before, it was considered too dangerous to continue in the same way. In order to manage the increased liability load, the organizers formed the Black Rock City, LLC. Also, new
The year was 1996 and the theme was Dante's Inferno/HeLLCo. A shit ton more happened that year. Where do we even begin? Do you want the short version (above) or the long version (below)?The short version is from Chuck Cirino's WeirdTV. The long version is a playlist of 22 videos by PuzzlingEvidenceTV of which the 11 focus solely on HeLLCo including footage of events leading up to Burning Man
This news story out of KTVU from 1995. Dogs were still allowed on the playa.
Our series continues as we curate videos from each year of Burning Man over the next several blog posts leading up to this year's burn. Today's video is logged from 1994-1995. It's from Chuck Cirino of WeirdTV who covered Burning Man in the early days when the event got to the Black Rock Desert. Noteworthy in this video are clips featuring not only Larry Harvey one of the co-founders of Burning Man,
The Man 1994 - Photo: Malderor Our series continues as we curate videos from each year of Burning Man over the next several blog posts leading up to this year's burn. Yesterday we featured early footage of the early years of Burning Man leading up to its arrival on the Black Rock Desert. Today we begin with a video from 1994 by a British based production company called Journeyman Pictures that
Factoids:The Man is 40' tall Attendance: 600 Danger Ranger founds the Black Rock Rangers. The first Donner Award is given to a pilot who manages to land his Cessna upside down just south of camp.
This video by by Rich Van Every who writes "In anticipation of our gathering on the Black Rock City Playa...this is a gift to you."UPDATE: It was pointed out to us on Facebook that Rich also did this video to a different song:
This series of PSA's is made possible by the Black Rock City Department of Public Works.Motion Video Presentation By:patchesTheJew Creative Supervision By:DA — Playa Restoration Manager Sound Editing By:Jimmy FontanaFirst seen on: http://moopmap.blogspot.com/
DJ Spooky @ BM 2001Back in 2001 Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid sparked a tremendous brouhaha at Burning Man when it was announced he would be spinning at Camp Xara. The story goes that Rangers became perturbed because they believed that his presence might cause a gang incident or something. But the real issue was Spooky promoting himself at the event. How far we've come as
Mike Pettengill's art project entitled "Guillow's Kit" is a comprehensive installation complete with plans, box and model of a WWII Japanese Mitsubishi Zero fighter aircraft at a full scale. The box and the plans will be printed using the technology employed in the printing of billboards. The vinyl plans will be staked throughly to the surface of the dry lake bed at the Burning Man and the box artwork
We're b-a-a-a-ck after an extended interruption to our Blogger service which prevented us from uploading anything since July 12. We're sorry about that. But we'll be back this Tutu-Tuesday with something new.Until then, here's a video from 2007 by CelebrateBig who writes: Travel to Burning Man, through theme camps, day sights, and night experiences. Art installations, performances, art cars, Crude
BURNBABYBURN from Steve Payne on Vimeo.A few weeks ago we featured a Kickstarter documentary project entitled "Unusual Perspectives" by Burner and Los Angeles filmmaker Paynie. More about the project here.While "Unusual Perspectives" promises to be a worthwhile venture, a decade ago Paynie produced "Burn Baby Burn" another Burning Man documentary that earned him some pretty epic burn cred. Today
This video features DJ/producer Revolvr's (Touvan Sughiarto) trip to Burning Man 2010 but it was his visit to the event in 2009 that really opened his mind and influenced his music. Upon his return, he became Revolvr, and even his close friends told him, “You’ve found yourself.”
We're really excited about this year's temple and this video gives us a reason to be. It's called "The Temple of Transition for Burning Man 2011" and it's taking shape at the build site in Reno, Nevada. To give participants an idea of the scale and scope of the finished product, the artists and fabricators behind the 2011 Temple built a scale model. More at Temple2011.org.
A film by Ira Weinschel who writes:This video is assembled from hundreds of still photos I took during the building of "The Fire of Fires", the Temple at Burning Man 2009. It includes shots from fundraisers in Austin and Houston, our build in Austin, TX during one of the hottest summers on record and the month we spent putting it all together on-playa.Special thanks to The Mermen for allowing the use
Burner and Los Angeles filmmaker Paynie is heading up a new documentary. His last film, "Burn Baby Burn" was pretty epic. This one has the potential to be just as awesome with your help. Paynie writes:The clip above is a camera test. I love how it turned out.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I know, there's been loads of films about Burning Man, so good, some bad, some painful. Trust me, I
Check out this video submission from Psilly Psimon, a long time contributor to BURNcast who wrote in to say "I heard this song for the first time the other day, and had to come home and immediately put some Burning Man video footage I took from '09 of the Temple to it. This is a video I put together to honor the Temple at Burning Man. I hope you enjoy it~!"
RIP Charlie Russell (1965-2011)Charlie Stephen Russell aka "Chasterus", born January 6, 1965, passed away on May 12, 2011 in his amazing art installation/home in East Jesus, Slab City, California, from unknown causes. Charlie is probably best known for "Cinnabar Charm" (named after the Th. Metger poem) a VW Camper Bus art car. Of the many things said of Charlie since his passing, friend and lover
A "5x5" or "5 Vignettes" is simply 5 short, 5 second clips. This one by Mini Madness.
This video was uploaded to YouTube by livetotry who writes: "After my virgin trip in 2009, I knew I had to go back Home. The signs that always touch me as you drive slowly into Black Rock city were wonderful this year, and I interwove them into this video to give you a sense for not just the sights and sounds, but the philosophy and meaning behind Burning Man and all that the dusty playa can be."More
This video was submitted to us months ago and we thought it would be perfect for wrapping up this season of BURNcast. It's from Glenn Lym who says he shot it on his iPhone 4 and that most of the audio is live.BURNcast still has more videos in our line-up thanks to all the submissions from readers like you. But the thing is, we're gonna go on hiatus until spring so those submissions will start our new
Back in 1999 before there even was a thing called BURNcast we had the supreme pleasure of camping near Julian Cash aka "Super Snail" as well as Dr. Megavolt at Burning Man. Oh, yes, those were the good old days when tickets were less than $60 and attendance was under 10k. Burning Man was better last century!That year Julian would take photos -- sometimes even nekkid photos -- of people in his
21 January 2011 | video
Excerpt from Bloomberg's "Game Changers" series about Google. Burning Man reference at the 2:01 mark. The documentary first aired 28 October 2010.Eric Schmidt @ Burning Man2007 (via Gawker)Yesterday it was announced that Google's CEO Eric Schmidt was stepping down from his position within the company. What this has to do with Burning Man per se is absolutely nothing. Except that this blog is
In case it's not obvious, BURNcast is a h-ee-yuge fan of Mastahnick's Burning Man videos and this one is no exception. It's the second part of a two-parter from his 2010 video series -- the first one we posted here. But here's the one that started it all.Anyway we were gonna post this video to follow the first one back in October when it was originally released but sorry to say that it got buried
The above video is from albert speer. It's more of an essay set to a slideshow and music than it is a video, so be prepared to sit and actually read it to get the most of it. Once you get past the fact that some of the sub-titles are kinda hard to read I think you'll find the narrative told here pretty cool.Here's the story: Two Rochester NY Artists Eddie Davis III and Aydin Ture go participate
06 January 2011 | video
Over the weekend political commentator John McLaughlin announced his New Year's resolution for 2011 was to attend the Burning Man Festival.McLaughlin is the creator, executive producer and host of two weekly public affairs programs: The McLaughlin Group and One On One.It's worth noting that McLaughlin used to be a speech writer for Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Welcome home, John!
This video concludes our three part series of Burning Man 2007 videos from Hedy Sirico. It features footage from the theme camp called Philadelphia Experiment.In Philadelphiathere is an experiment;an examination of a life…a communitybeyond the false bordersof the homophobic, claustrophobiccaustically toxicclosed minded social orderthat feeds us disunity.The experimentis an examination of rhythmic
This video is part two of a three part series of Burning Man 2007 videos from Hedy Sirico. I think it's a great testament to how much work goes on inside theme camps before they even get to Burning Man.In this video we go behind the scenes as the Putt Putt Playa theme camp prepares for the event. About 2/3's of the footage documents all the blood and sweat, spit and polish (not to mention elbow
We're going to wrap up the next few weeks of 2010 and roll into 2011 with a three part home video series of Burning Man 2007 from filmmaker Hedy Sirico. Sirico submitted another series of great home videos last year that you might enjoy including "Burning Man 2008: The Amer-I-Can Dream".Today we're proud to present episode #1, which is just simply entitled "WDYDWYD". Here burners were asked
This video submission by Baraka who writes: "An internet Attention Deficit Disorder montage of my week at Burning man with seven other virgins. Sky diving and tons of ART ART ART!!!!"
A few weeks ago I got my video submissions along with their descriptions mixed up. Sorry for the confusion! In this video, as submitted by Lowe, six guys from East Texas travel half way across the country.According to Lowe: "We hit a few bumps across the country to get there, but had the time of our lives. Made some great friends, thanks to Camp Titycaca for welcoming us with open arms.
Today's video is from Michael "aka Percival aka The Professor" Garfield who writes: "As an evolutionary biologist and developmental psychologist by training, I typically gift Black Rock City by expounding on lofty philosophical topics pertinent to the year's art theme...like the construction of selfhood in relationship to the collective."'I gave this lecture at Burning Man Festival's Entheon Village
Just when I think it's time to wrap up this season of BURNcast, in come several more video submissions (from readers like you!) to keep this blog going. This video comes from longtime BURNcast fan Psilly Psymon.Psymon says, "Here is a little photo montage I did of Burning Man '09. I hope you enjoy it~!"
This video is by David Fburn who wrote in to share the following:Heya !!! This my second burn and not the last !!! when i came last year , like many , i bring video cam and i realize with classic device you can't film and enjoy and interact with other that's why i bought a micro sport camcorder , and it's was almost perfect :))I made my first rec on the playa and it's only when i came back in default
Saint Hollywood style at Burning Man 2010!
Jelvis the Jewish Elvis entertains on the playa.
Looking for tasty waves and sweet swells but the waves are flat? No problem. If you've got a tarp, you can surf the playa any time.
Above is a playlist of memorial videos uploaded to YouTube since the passing of Burning Dan. If you would like your video to be included please contact me on YT. Also, today at straight up noon is Burning Dan's Memorial Potluck in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, at Western and Los Feliz.
This stunning video portrait of Burning Dan was lensed and edited by 1ml.Note: this video is featured in HD. If you have a slow connection it is really worth the wait.
The RenFaire and Burning Man communities have suffered a great loss when Daniel Gordon-Levitt aka "Burning Dan" passed away on Sunday, 3 October 2010 at 3:58 am on Monday, 4 October 2010. The details as to his demise are sketchy however according to Teafaerie: "It was a tragic accident. I was with him when he passed, and he was not in pain or afraid." The featured video above is an edited clip
MEGATROPOLIS was an art project for Burning Man 2010 headed up by Chris "Kiwi" Hankins and Otto Von Danger. It was described as "a loose interpretation of the city skyline, ironically built in one of the least inhabited places in the entire world."A total of five large buildings comprised the MEGATROPOLIS project including the Transamerica Pyramid, an iconic smokestack, an apartment building
NOW HEAR THIS!BURNCAST IS GOING TO BE @ LA DECOM AND WE WANT YOU TO STEP UP YOUR GAME!!! COME JOIN BURNCAST'S 1ST ANNUAL MEGAPHONE CHAMPEEEEEONNNNNSHIIIIPS!WE HAZ MEGAPHONE BUT WE APPRECIATE COMPETITORS THAT BRING THEIR OWN!WE WILL ALSO BE RECORDING A SING-A-LONG TO JOURNEY'S "DON'T STOP BELIEVING" IN RESPONSE TO MASTAHNICK'S AWESOME PLAYA VIDEO YOU CAN SEE HERE.WE COULD TOTALLY USE A BOOMBOX FOR THIS
While BURNcast is devoted to the art, culture and community of Burning Man, I feel it's important -- and only fair -- to give voice to the people of Nevada who live in the area of Black Rock City the other 51 weeks of the year.This video submission doesn't paint a very pretty picture of Burning Man. It was shot by citizen journalist and YouTuber who goes by the handle desertlovernv as she describes
Today on the BURNcast Facebook fan page I received a comment from Alex (remember him? he can be heard in the BURNcast audio podcast episode number 83 entitled "The Green Shoes Installation") who said "Your website crashes my browser and doesn't load properly. Dunno if I'm the only one but it's worth checking out."Checking out indeed. Below are two solutions. The first one is if you're viewing
From veniceBeachhobo: Our Burning Man Metropolis adventures. Much love to everyone who has gone or will go! Special thanks to mastahnick...your video inspired me to make my own.
Another epic video from Mastahnick who writes: "Can't stop believing how every minute on the playa is sooo unpredictable. First you're watching someone getting reborn as they fall through a life-size rebirthing tube (hilarious!), and next thing you know it... you're singing and dancing along to GLEE songs! Awesome!"
This beautifully lensed video from Burning Man 2010 was shot with a GoPro HD camera. This totally beats my Flip HD and at a very comparable price. Burning Man 2010 from Benjamin Taft on Vimeo. Editing: Benjamin TaftVideo by Benjamin Taft and Adam Bognar
This series of videos is from railaybay aka Michael Murphy. It's from "Destination Unknown" which is a series of travel videos he's been working on for the last two years.The first featured video is also the first in his Burning Man 2010 series.The second one, entitled "A Ride on the Playa - Burning Man 2010" is a bike ride. The third and final video is called "Camp Shit Beer" which is also
As a blogger, I'm always fascinated with how mainstream media tells the Burning Man story from the outside looking in. This clip is from CNN.Watch the latest video at <a href="http://video.foxnews.com">video.foxnews.com</a>This clip is from Fox News. Fair and balanced!No...seriously! What???Stay tuned. Coming up on the six o'clock news comes a report from WWGN!
In this playlist of three totally kick ass videos you'll get to experience skydiving -- however vicariously and vicerally -- at Burning Man 2010!The first video is mine. I took it at Tony and Laura's wedding near the Temple of Flux on the Giant Cock Car. Before the ceremony I looked up and saw several skydivers making their way down.The second video is from the folks at Burning Sky camp
From inkandmask: "This is a video montage of my virgin burn. Definitely the most intense experience of my life. I miss it already."
For your lunchtime fix: two Burning Man 2010 videos with extra phat bass! Can I get some bacon with that?
Ricky Vegas is a longtime listener of BURNcast who for years my campmates would tell me "You have a fan that came by and he is hot!" True that, folks, as you can see. One day early last year Ricky wrote me fan letter and now here we are: decompressing over lunch in Los Angeles as he makes his way back to Arizona.In this video Ricky talks about his experiences of 2010, his gift to the citizens of Black
I guess I'm into moody/ambient/downtempo Burning Man music videos today. Here's a couple of extra bonus videos to get you through Tu-tu-Tuesday. Can you imagine what Hump Day will be like? :)These videos from 1MoreLife were shot in 2009. But you almost can't tell in the first one entitled "Angel Dust". If I could give out an award for videos this one would score well in "Best Use of Playa".
I love-love-love-love-love-love-looooooooooove videos from Mastahnick of Dilated Peoples Camp. So much so that I'm bumping his latest offering up to the top of Tu-tu-Tuesday's blog postings and superseding my own video interview coming up later today!I've embedded this video to play in HD so click on it, let it load -- get yourself a cuppajoe if your connection is slow -- and come on back to
While we're well into our 2010 season for Burning Man, we just received this very cool submission from Burning Man 2009. DJ Sharam presents "Get Wild in Black Rock City" a three part YouTube video series about Sharam's adventure at Burning Man festival in 2009. Follow Sharam exploring the playa, trying to find out what Burning Man is all about. And see him play at the infamous Opulent Temple. Also
A lot of folks want to know what happened to the Burning Man Earth team's GeoEye satellite image of Black Rock City that was slated for 2 September, 2010 at precisely 11:41 a.m. It looks like at this time the GeoEye website is only featuring imagery of Black Rock City taken from Wednesday (the day before) however there's a couple of photos from Thursday available for viewing at BME's Facebook
I have always wanted to do a lip dub at Burning Man but I don't think I could pull one off as awesome as this one. In this video Groovehoops throws it down to Al Green's "Full of Fire".
From the the videographer Shibby4984: After another awesome trip to Burning Man I have again assembled a compilation of the video that I was able to capture before my camera batteries died at this year's burn. I hope all my friends from the playa and everywhere else enjoy this presentation. )'(
film by: blairerickson_@_gmail.comA brief taste of things one might have encountered if you visited Black Rock City this year.Note: This video is brought to you in HTML5. Be sure to toggle "HD".
Shooting this video was rather chaotic and all over the place. But Simon is one of the nicest people I've never met before. Fuck your day, Simon! Thanks for immortalizing the community (drink!) on yer arm!
Alright ya dirty, dirty hippies. I'm coming up so you better have this party started!You can follow my personal audio/video blogging on the Road To Burning Man 2010 at Posterous.Save some bacon for meeeeeeee!
This, the second installment in the "Playing With FIRE" series, is a ten minute cut of the complete 2009 "man burn" from Martin Darbyshir of Hyperbreed Media.This about wraps up our pre-Burning Man postings. I leave for Black Rock City on Tuesday night. Look for the BURNcast logo in the Fandango Camp at 3:30 and Esplanade and let's have a toast to community! DRINK! C U on the playa!
Lamplighter Training video #1: Lifting from Karl Soule on Vimeo.Wanna participate at Burning Man? Lamplighters would love your help. This video from Gideon who writes in to say: "If you are coming out and are planning on being a Lamplighter, watch this informative video to see if the job of Lifting is for you. Lamplighters are the largest and oldest running Moving Art project on the playa, and you
So in our last post we showed you the future of Burning Man 2010 and in this post we'll show you the past at Burning Man 2009. This video documents a helicopter towing an advertising banner across the sky on Saturday afternoon. According to the Burning Man website the helicopter "did not land or take off from our strip, and the pilot did not reply to radio calls. Outraged Burners contacted the business
This video features a series of clips strung together from the 2009 Balsa Man regional burn in Black Rock City (Balsa Man officially takes place in San Francisco). The event comprises a diminutive version of Burning Man for a reduced community (drink!) complete with a 3' tall effigy fabricated entirely from balsa wood. It's worth noting that media outlets such as BURNcast are welcome. The management
Peat Ibarra's "Mytropolis" is a social experiment much like Burning Man. When you say the word “My-trop-ol-is” you take ownership. More info at Mytropolis.com
Happy Hump Day everyone! Somebody please tell me: What does this video mean?
I met Stephanie for the first (and only time) inside the Memortrees installation at Burning Man 2009 as I was attempting to escape the heat of the afternoon playa. In this video we have a chat about Burning Man. It's worth noting that Stephanie was topless during this recording and as part of our agreement to shoot the video was to respect her modesty. Just as we began wrapping things
A frank conversation between burners from MarkRoemer.
Last week on BURNcast I caught a ride in Jeff's blue-fish taxi to the Zome Mani Padme Zome, an art installation at Burning Man 2009 by Rob Bell, Patricia Algara and Zachary Rutz. In this video we talk to to Rob about how he designed this piece.Evolving to BootiesattvaThe spiral is the most ancient symbol found on every civilized continent. The spiral of nature, art, mathematics - a constant form at
Come with me for a ride on Jeff's sweet Blue Fish taxi!
Tripod Sentinels come from another dimension to hang out and party with the people on Earth. After their first trip to Burning Man they decided that they would like to help LostMachine build a Pirate Ship. They no longer wanted to be spectators they wanted to participate. They contracted Jesse Banks to design a new circuit board so that they could react to the music with their color changing
"Chuck De Luck's first Burning Man" experience with the Titicockers from Camp Titicaca at 4:30 + E. Out of the Idaho cold down to the desert, play in the Playa, back to the cold. Just a short video to share , had all the fun allowed by law, and then some. Hope to please.Peace Y'all,Chuck De Luck
25 May 2010 | video
Today's video is from Martin Darbyshir (aka HYPERBREED®) a digital media artist. He shared with BURNcast this video saying:"Given the chance, I like to immerse myself in rich digital media content creation, manipulation, collaboration, production & post-production. The main goal of my work is, (and always has been) to bring attention to the talented artists and individuals around me whose work
BURNcast.TV receives a lot of video submissions from participants like you but this one really takes the cake. It's so ebullient, it reminds me of what first drew me to Burning Man in the first place. This video was was submitted by Rob (no-playa name) who said:"This is a video that is SO GOOD. I'm Rob from Camp Pendant--best little camp that you most likely never heard of. This video is from Nick
Earlier this week I featured a video that was shot at Burning Man on an iPhone. Today I'm sharing a video I took the day after the Man burned in '09. Let me set this up: some members of the community (drink!) embraced the idea of cellphone connectivity on the playa while others did not. My friend Flaux was one who did not. Prior to turning on my video camera she had just expressed her opinion about
Burning Man 2009 from Glenn Robert Lym on Vimeo.This week on BURNcast.TV we'll be covering the topic of "Cellphones @ Burning Man" which was percolating as a rumor for many months leading up to the event at last year's burn. In fact, come early August '09, the BM blog posted that coverage was available in Gerlach. John Curley wrote: "Isn’t that weird? You can check your email; you can get calls,
06 May 2010 | video
This weekend if you're in Los Angeles the Mystikal Misfits camp has got it goin' on.COLLECTION! A Mystikal Misfits Camp Fun-raiser PartyHelp the Misfits bring the magic back to Black Rock City in 2010. The video featured above is when the camp reprezented at Los Angeles Decom last year.Saturday, May 8th, 9:00 pm - 5:00 amMission:Control ~ Culver Cityemail firstname.lastname@example.org for directions$15 donation
04 May 2010 | video
This video was sent to me from Kevage, one of my campmates from 2009. I think (although I'm not 100% sure) he shot the footage from his cellphone. If you've got a video or slideshow to share, by all means bring it.
02 May 2010 | video
Paul AddisIt's been a pretty active week in the Burning Man community (drink!). With stories about Danger Ranger's accident, Mark Pincus Zynga/Tribe scandal and my involvement with the Mad Mad May Day Burner Bazaar event), somehow THEE story of the weekend almost got buried so I'm here to recover it.After serving almost two years in Nevada State prison for destruction of property charges when he torched
Ai,yai, yai! @Chai_Guy recently tweeted an article in Gawker that doesn't paint a pretty picture of Mark Pincus, Founder of Tribe.net and CEO of Zynga.Sad to say, but the article makes Pincus come out looking like a douche.Here's a quote:Tribe.net, which fizzled, Pincus told Details, because there was "nothing to do" there once had brought "all these people together... it's like a [bad] cocktail party."
27 April 2010 | video
Do you all remember Patty? We interviewed her on BURNcast a few years back. She shared with me the video above from last year's burn. The Camp of the Living Dead organized this Michael Jackson tribute, a "Thriller" flash mob at the Man on Friday, September 4, 2009. Patty's the zombie in the blue dress and grey wig!
Video by Scott Beale, Laughing SquidDanger Ranger (aka "Michael Mikel" or "M2") one of the Senior Staff of the Black Rock City LLC, suffered a serious accident earlier today.This just in from TribeRhino, one of the lead moderators of the Burning Man tribe on Tribe.net.JUST IN OFF THE TWITTER FEED:Danger Ranger had an accident today for the sake of his art. He just lost three fingers two hours ago.His
20 April 2010 | video
A really good friend of mine shared this with me several months ago and I'm just finally getting around to putting this up. While I agree with him that the Hitler thing is indeed a little over done, it did make me laugh. Hope you like it, too.UPDATE 4/21/2010: The video above may be pulled at any moment as Constantin Films, the producer of the war movie, enforces DMCA. So if there's nothing there when
13 April 2010 | video
I made this video in less than 3 minutes using Google's new "Search Stories Video Creator". The render time took up most of those three minutes. Give it a try. It's totally fun. If you have a Burning Man related one, send it to me and I'll post it here.
This video comes from Kate Bohner who is linked to having an extramarital affair with Google's CEO Eric Schmidt the year they went to Burning Man together in 2007. Also that year Steve Jobs put the "enemy" in "frienemy" when, according to Gawker, the relationship between the two companies soured. The story goes Jobs "broke up" with Schmidt while at a payphone 45 minutes outside of Black Rock City. And purportedly, Bohner had her part in this.
Dear old Chicken John plays a little ditty and answers a few questions at Burning Man 2009.
The sequel to "Pimp Yo Potty".
@ekai seemed so totally enthralled with what he dubbed Black Rock City's "Best Crapper Ever" that we thought it would be kinda nice share this video from last year's edition of "Pimp Yo Potty".
Another home video submission by Hedy.Subscribe in iTunes
Officially Burning Man begins tomorrow -- well I guess I mean tonight at midnight really. So have a great burn everybody! Enjoy this home video submission of Dixon's Violin recorded at Center Camp 2008.Subscribe in iTunes
A video by Hedy.
This episode was first released over two years ago on July 11, 2007 so the topics on the BURNcast Community Bulletin Board segment are somewhat dated. The reason I thought it should make it to the Greatest Hits week (or maybe better to say make it in "repeats") is that it features an interview Louise Johnson who (along with her husband Phil Stripling) runs the Civilized Explorer, a website for Burners
Our final home video submission from Jason Siadek!
A home video submission by Hedy.
This piece features members of our community and extended family who have passed away since last year's burn. Inspired by the efforts of the Memorial Plaque that is placed in the Temple prior to its immolation as well as that of Temple itself, this video is a celebration the lives of the people we love. It is available for viewing in HD format on Vimeo.My PeopleThe night is beautiful,So the faces of
Owning your own home is the American dream and Philip Waymore with his team of associates set out on the playa to sell distressed and foreclosed properties in Black Rock City. This is Part 2 of the following home video:Philip Waymore's American dream for Burning Man 2008. Video by Hedy.
I'm creating a virtual temple for 2009 dedicated to those lost since last year's burn. It will be made into video and is intended for members of the community including their friends and family (and their pets, too).What I need to make this video is photos from your loved one. More information about that, so just keep reading....Whomever has lost somebody this year and is taking their memory to memorialize
What's your playa rumor? Record a video and send the link to burncast_(at)_gmail.com. You could star in the next episode of BURNcast.TV!
What's your playa rumor? Record a video and send the link to burncast_(at)_gmail.com. You could star in the next episode of BURNcast.TV!
FishBikeDude submitted this home video of Anton Viditz-Ward's flaming art piece entitled "The Wheel of Thwarted Ambition" which he brought to Burning Man in 2008. The music is from a DJ who was playing next to the installation.
In my opinion KION-TV, the local CBS affilliate in California's Central Coast, has the most comprehensive taped news coverage on the case of missing burner Elias Sorokin. Their tweets (follow @KIONRightNow on Twitter) has been enormously useful in tracking latest updates.This video clip focuses on Elias' father Nick Sorokin. Elias has been missing since July 20 and the police department are now considering
A word from the filmmaker:"Back in '04, Mattypoo found a gentle man wandering on the playa with a cattle prod. It turned out he was an "experientialist". He told Mattypoo, "This will hurt a lot, but then you will feel amazing and you'll want to hug me."As promised, it sucked for a moment and then Mattypoo gave the mendicant priest a big hug. Delicious Dan loves hugs, so he was inspired to open up his
I met Peter, a Burning Man virgin, at the fundraiser for the Giant Cock art car. This video is a little hectic but try to stay with it. Peter has some questions for my audience. Please take a moment to answer them by leaving a comment below or on my Facebook wall if you're viewing it from there.
A word from filmmaker Jason Siadek:"The devil is trying to draft all of our souls to fight God and His angels, so I figured it's high time we got rid of that chronic asshole! I picked up a roll of chickenwire and some vano to papier mache him with incendiary entrails. Since the devil came from the bible, I used a bible for the skin. I brought a few dozen, but it only took one bible to make the life-sized
Hi again everybody. I'm Tony Edwards also known as "OhTony" and I've been invited by DaBomb to be the newest contributor here on BURNcast.TV. This is Part Two of "Burner: Tales from the Playa" Parts Three and Four will be posted on the next two consecutive Wednesdays.
Philip Waymore's American dream for Burning Man 2008. Video by Hedy.
16 July 2009 | video
In this video, I get a chance to weld for the first time on the Giant Cock car!Follow the Giant Cock car on Twitter!
Hi, I'm Tony Edwards also known as "OhTony" and I've been invited by DaBomb to be the newest contributor here on BURNcast.TV. This is Part One of "Burner: Tales from the Playa". Parts Two, Three and Four will be posted on the next three consecutive Wednesdays."Burner: Tales from the Playa" is a one-man show written and performed by me. It is the true story of a seven-time "Burner" and chronicles the
Since 2002, Dan "Pastie Dan" Echegoyen hangs out in Center Camp and offers a highly specialized service to the women of Black Rock City. He even proudly wears a promotional tshirt to advertise! Dan offered me a demo but I hope my audience can forgive me for declining.
Homeslice is a Burning Man crew from Los Angeles that have a special place in my heart. In 2002 I had the pleasure of calling their camp my slice of heaven on the playa and ever since then the people there have been part of my burner tribe. In this home video we focus on one particularly amazing piece of art called "Leather Corndog" where you can drum to your soul's content on a re-purposed junk-metal
A video submission by Hedy.
Olivier Bonin is the director of "Dust & Illusions: A History of Burning Man" with Jerry James, Larry Harvey and John Law and narrated by Tom Kennedy. The film explores 30 years of history of Burning Man all the way back to the late 70s into the origins of the event (with never seen footage of the Suicide Club), the Cacophony Society, and the early burns on San Francisco Baker Beach. Organize a
From the filmmaker Jason Siadek who writes: "I didn't bring a camera the first time I went to Burning Man and by mid-week I was soul deep in eye boggling experiences. I couldn't have stopped to take a picture when I was first exploring, but on my next trip in '00 I definitely wanted to bring a camera. I shot this short in my p.o.v. and left in the downtimes and the ambient sound to give my friends
At SciFi Night at Ranger Bacchus' house I asked some friends for advice. Here's what they said.Got advice? Leave a message at 775-363-5861 and share it with us.
From the filmmaker Jason Siadek who writes.We put the lunar rover and tranquility base on the playa for the 2003 Burn: "Beyond Belief". Built by the Space Monkeys, conceived and edited by Gigapede.If anyone in the Los Angeles area has a space where we can park a car, tear to pieces, then weld and paint and otherwise mutate an art car, let email@example.com know! We're going to make another art car
Brochure from Peter Hinson on Vimeo.Artist Jim Denevan makes freehand drawings on the beach, desert, and iceburgs. The total circumference of this piece is more than 9 miles and was created this past spring in the Black Rock Desert. You can check out the GPS coordinates below.According to the Peter Hinson, the Director of Photography for this piece, the bus featured in this video is Elvis' tour bus!I
The PhotoBoof! is a photobooth built by Wrybread onto the back of an Cushman parking patrol auto rickshaw. In this video the Boof's spokesperson Justin Credible has a chat with BURNcast. Recorded 12 April 2009 in San Francisco, CA.
From Hedy the videographer:"This is "my" burning man...it's all about the art, and the performance, and the beautiful souls who make up our community (drink!) not the "party" element that so many people equate with BM. I am so in awe of the creativity and energy that people put into their projects, be it a Uchronia or a fabulous costume, just or the sheer love of it. And their desire to freely share
In this episode BURNcast TV meets up with Aaron "Slim" Muszalski at the Piss Clear Book Release party in San Francisco. Slim, who has been burning since 1995, was a frequent contributor to Black Rock City's alternative publication. He now currently participates within the community as a builder on the Man Crew. Recorded 28 May 2009.Formats available: MPEG-4 Video (.m4v)Tags: burningman, burncast, blackrockcity,
In this episode BURNcast's newest contributor Ricky Vegas attends the Piss Clear Book Release party in San Francisco to talk with the publication's long time columnist Malderor. Here Malderor offers an insightful perspective as a veteran burner although at times the audio quality in this recording makes it difficult to hear what he is saying. We hope you will bear with this technical challenge! Recorded
29 May 2009 | video
You've heard the rumors. Now's your chance to check out the craziness that is Burning Man! Each year, thousands flock to the deserts of Nevada, to create Black Rock City, a no-holds-barred party metropolis! That's right, anything goes in this arid, hard rock habitat! No running water and no inhibitions, Burning Man is not for the faint of heart. Is this the Party of the Year, a modern day Sodom and
The Lightning Temple is a 45' tall interactive art installation incorporating a nest of audio modulated Tesla coils as speakers. In this episode we meet up with Wizwonka, one of the project's visionary creators. Filmed 23 May 2009 in Malibu, CA.Formats available: MPEG-4 Video (.m4v)Tags: burning, man, black, rock, city, burncast, podcast, lightning, temple, maker, faire
Curious Josh is part of the team that makes up the LA Regional contacts which also include Athena Demos, Topless Deb, Ernest Belding, and Normal. In this episode Josh and I head on down to the Grilled Cheese Invitational, an event first started by members of the Burning Man camp Gigsville, to talk to some members of the community (drink!).Formats available: MPEG-4 Video (.m4v)Tags: burningman, burncast,
This is the final episode in a three part series of interviews with Chicken John who has been burning since 1994. In addition to refuting insistent claims put forth by the Black Rock City LLC denying preferential treatment towards the media , Chicken John recounts one of the earliest and (until Paul Addis came along) most infamous Burning Man pranks when in 1996 (the year of the Helco theme) a neon
This is the second episode in a three part series with Chicken John. Here he continues his discussion about his involvement with the "Swimming Cities of Serenissima" project. As we release this episode on the web, Chicken John is setting his course for summer's adventures to join New York street artist Swoon along with the entire Serenissima crew in Europe to crash the Venice Bienalle in Italy. More
04 May 2009 | video
Burntown suffered a heavy loss last week when Joey Huckins passed away in a tragic work related accident. Below is the obituary as featured on Placeropolis.comJoseph Lawrence Huckins12/15/1978 - 4/30/2009Joe lived life to the fullest. Joe had dreams and then he lived them as an inspiration to us all. Joe worked as a tree trimmer; a job that he dearly loved. On Thursday, April 30, in a job related
This is the first in a three part series of interviews with the infamous yet endearing Chicken John who has been burning since 1994. In this segment, Chicken talks about his collaboration with New York street artist Swoon on an art project entitled the "Swimming Cities of Serenissima" -- a fantastic aqueous large-scale work that the New York Times has described as "part floating artwork, part performance,
Fix yourself a drink or pop open a brewski because Snohomish is going to take us on a bender as he talks about meaning and ritual within the context of community and compares Burning Man to Coachella. Recorded 21 April 2008 in Santa Monica, CA. More at http://burncast.tv Distributed by Tubemogul.Formats available: MPEG-4 Video (.m4v)Tags: burningman, burncast, blackrockcity, sno, burning, man, black,
The Flyer Project is a steampunk dirigible/art car conceived by Stacey Reineccius and designed by Trevor Tuttle. I first heard about the project at a bar in San Francisco from Reineccius and by coincidence met up with Tuttle on a flight to LAX from SFO.Formats available: MPEG-4 Video (.m4v)Tags: burningman, burncast, blackrockcity, theflyerproject, burning, man, 2009, dirigible, blimp, steampunk, artcar,
In this video Black Rock City's Department of Animal Control enforces animal tagging even on giant art cars. Distributed by Tubemogul.Formats available: MPEG-4 Video (.m4v)Tags: burningman, burncast, blackrockcity, animal, control, burning, man, 2008
After last week's success of BURNcast.TV's Events vlog post, we've determined a more efficient way for you to submit your burner community events. Just click here to submit yours.
Every Thursday, divaDanielle will be hosting BURNcast.tv's Events vlog post that serves to inform the burner community about burner events. Last week, our post was so successful, but we had a lot of email to sort through and figure out just exactly when/where/what your event was. So now we've we've determined a more efficient way for you to submit your burner community events. Please use the form below
Did you hear that the BMorg was issuing huge bonuses to the DPW? Send us your Burning Man rumor at burncast/@/gmail
Using a Sharpie a few members in the Burning Man community (drink!) describe Burning Man in a word on the palm of their hand.Pour yourself your favorite drink and play the 3Playa Community Drinking Game as you watch this video. Then participate and leave a video comment describing that thing in the desert with one word!Music by DJ Merj.
Watch the Video My friend Chuckles shares his experiences of last year's burn. More info at http://burncast.tvFormats available: MPEG-4 Video (.m4v)Tags: burning, man, black, rock, city, burncast, podcast
Adrian Roberts, the former editor of Black Rock City's alternative magazine "Piss Clear" has a chat with BURNcast and pimps his new book. More info at http://burncast.tvFormats available: MPEG-4 Video (.m4v)Tags: burning, man, burningman, black, rock, city, blackrockcity, burncast, pissclear
Apparently, these guys don't watch BURNcast.tv!
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05 September 2008 | video
Hmmm...Critical Tits sure brings out the yahoos, don't it?
Free TV Show from UstreamTonight in Black Rock City the temple will be burned to honor those in the community who have passed on. This night is one of remembrance, reflection and grace.At the same time participants convene for the temple burn on the playa, members of the burner community in Los Angeles meet at a private party to join them in spirit. This livestream is from this party.Starting now (see
Video from The Deep End Camp at Burning Man 2008.
26 August 2008 | video
Reinvigorated, Pink Toe decides to take her camel toe straight to the Miss BRC pageant.
25 August 2008 | video
This is why I don't run around at Burning Man naked. You don't know who's filming you or where your image will end up.
BURNcast met up with Angelo who was helping out with an art project and took an opportunity to find out what he's got going for Burning Man 2008.Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)Tags: burning, man, burningman, black, rock, city, blackrockcity, burncast
24 August 2008 | video
Will somebody help a sister out? I mean, this thread on Tribe.net says it all: http://bit.ly/2GgzTGUPDATE 10:24 p.m. So this gal disabled embedding of this video. That's too bad. It's a great song and a wonderful performer. The direct link is here.
The Playa Swimmers have a new team member!Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)Tags: burning, man, burningman, black, rock, city, blackrockcity, burncast
At long last, drugs are legal on the playa thanks to the new medical marijuana dispensary gifted to the state of Nevada from California's Governor Schwarzenegger. It's the weed!
21 August 2008 | video
Pink Toe says GO! TO BURNING MAN! Miss Cameltoepia 2007 gives hints & techniques for the CamelToe Fashion Show at Black Rock City.
In the past that little thing in the desert was a place where only the Cool Kids™ hung out.Until now.At long last, America's greatest legend is coming to Burning Man in 2008.He's older than Johnny Cash... and bigger than Madonna... he even kicks Elvis to the curb!And BURNcast.TV will be livestreaming backstage from Center Camp Cafe with our all access pass!
First you had BURNcast.TV, then you had the spin off "Playa Rumor Patrol" series. Here Juddles stands on a soapbox and kicks off our "Rants & Raves" series with his take on Current.TV livebroadcasting at Burning Man.What do you think? Share you rant or rave at BURNcast.TV
BURNcast.TV Community Bulletin BoardIn this post:- Playa Conditions Report 2008- More info on 'Burn Without the Bother' livestreaming event on burn night in Los Angeles.In this post:- Playa Conditions Report 2008- Holla to Tribe.net- More info on 'Burn Without the Bother' livestreaming event on burn night in Los Angeles.
Pssst! Get in to this year's event for free. All you have to do is know the secret password. Shhhh...it's a secret. Keep it on the DL.
GeoFrey Collins is a green architect based of Los Angeles. I recently met up with him at a party. Sorry about the sound quality here. Hopefully you can bear with it!
BURNcast.TV heard the Hatted One spoke to God on the phone one night on the playa and has since then seen the light. Is this the end of the event as we know it? Spread your playa rumor at by sending us an email at burncast/@/gmail
On Burn Night 2008, I will be at a burn party in Los Angeles where I will be livestreaming via http://Ustream.tv. Where will you be? Join me from your webcam at your happening and let's connect! It's pretty easy to do. Here's how you do it:- First, get a webcam and a computer and then connect to the Internet.- Go to Ustream and create an account.- Remain connected to the Internet and turn on your
Rumor patrol! Rumor patrol! Spread your Burning Man Rumor by sending it to us a burncast/@/gmail
At what point is it OK to prank people? Is it ever OK to prank people?
In part two of my interview with OhTony he shares with us some stories about synchronicity on the playa and also gives some good advice on how to get laid at Burning Man!
Share your Burning Man videos at http://BURNcast.tvBURNcast Bonus! Mac did an audio recording with BURNcast on the road back from last year's burn along the 395. Listen to it below:powered by ODEO
Here is the entire series of videos as BURNcast.tv asks: "What is a burner?" It features an awesome spectrum of burners from virgins, sophomores, juniors, seniors and even jaded veterans.We want to know what you think is a burner! Let us know. Leave a comment below or call 775-363-5861 to leave a voice message. You can also leave a video comment on through YouTube using quick capture.
BURNcast asks a virgin "What is a burner?"
Recently BURNcast wanted to know "What is a burner?"
At a recent party, BURNcast asks "What is a burner?"
08 April 2008 | video
Scott Beale from Laughing Squid recently posted this video of BMorg's Michael Michael using a nifty new Flip Video just like the one I've got! BTW...you can hear Michael Micheal in one of the first interviews BURNcast did along with Larry Harvey and Maid Marian here.As frustrating as this statement from Michael Michael is, the thing is it's true. With the value of entertainment being reduced to
06 December 2007 | video
OK, I'm gonna let y'all know a secret. My 'day job' is as a student in library school. One of my classmates sent me the link to this little gem.I acknowledge that librarians may not be considered the height of coolness (I should know!). But I find this video... baffling, frankly. At first I was excited (ooh, Burning Man and libraries?? neat-o!). I love it when my worlds collide. But what on
30 October 2007 | video
I'm OhTony. I'd like to invite you to come see "Burner: Tales from the Playa" on Thursday, November 8th at The Bank Heist in North Hollywood."Burner: Tales from the Playa" is my true story as a six-time "Burner" and chronicles the joy, heartbreak, amazement and life lessons learned at Burning Man, the annual festival which takes place on a Black Rock Lake, a remote, dry lake bed in Northern Nevada,
30 October 2007 | video
Adam Fish shot this video with Paul Addis back in September, about a week before Addis' arraignment for attempted arson hearing in Nevada. Along with Adam and Paul, I also recognize in this video Amacker Bullwinkle and Dee Dee Russell. There is another man featured whom I believe is named Jeff.Early in the video, Paul references a laminate and says it's the true badge of Black Rock Intelligence. He
Matt from the Mystikal Misfits Camp put together this heartfelt video from Burning Man 2007. Only 308 more days until the Man burns again!
I've been doing BURNcast for three seasons now. As some of you may know, it all started when Chai Guy and I took the advice of some friends who said "Be the change you want to see" with regards to how the media covers Burning Man.Speaking for myself (and not for Chai), I find it utterly fascinating as to how the event is portrayed in both mainstream media and social media. I've seen examples that
I just found this video on the ABC News website. Unfortunately, though I would love to embed it here in this posting, the code is unavailable.At any rate, I've obviously missed it's original air broadcast for the fact that I was at the event. The old footage from 1997 shows a Burning Man from a long time ago on a playa far, far away.
OK, so here's a montage of photos and video clips of SF Decom where we get to experience the event along with a cat . I think it's name is "Boo". Mew! Mew! Mew!Also, this video shows how Opulent Temple's "shit was bangin'".
This from Milk and Cookies. The title says it all.
05 October 2007 | video
RealitySandwich and Soul Dish presents a series of videos about Burning Man:In this video, Paul D. Miler aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid brings us all the way back to when Burning Man was young and feral with only 4,000 attendees -- "the ancient mid-nineties." After a romantic break up, Paul leaves New York to relax and "deprogram." But his attempts are thwarted by Pippi Longstocking's playa-wide
From Sk8GodFather:How great could it be at Burning Man 2007? It's Monday night, a full moon and a lunar exlipse. The Black Rock Roller Disco was deep into the Lunar Eclipse Roller Disco Party. People were skating and dancing the night away. Then the Man catches fire. Check it out!!!
Then check out the all of them by Burning Max.
Playa Fantasy Conversations at Burning Man 2007 from Ungerrose.
Here's the 50 cent tour of Burning Man.
As posted on FORA.TV:Burning Man: Art in the DesertBook PassageCorte Madera, CASep 15th, 2007A. Leo Nash presents Burning Man: Art in the Desert.For one week in August the Burning Man Festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert brings people together in a spirit of self-reliance and creativity. Nash has been creating a photographic document of this gathering for more than a decade, culminating in this visually
25 September 2007 | video
Here's a hilarious video from Adult Swim. If you liked Malcolm in the Middle, we think you'll love this one, too.
Fantastic 7 minute video from the first stakes of The Deep End until the last fireball. And lots of great memories in-between.
Recently posted on the VLOG~FLUX blog this video features footage of Reverend Billy at Astor Place on the Playa.VLOG~FLUX is the syndicated version of Fluxview, a portal for independent news sources and conscious culture. More information here.
The Design Llama has posted a great collection of videos from this year's burn highlighting some cool art including the Cubitron, Homouroboros, the Tarantula and the Spider car.