FITC Conversations

Posted by Scott

I’m probably posting this against better judgement, but here’s the raw footage from the FITC "Conversations" segment Si Scott and myself did in Toronto this year. I was under the impression this would be edited, but it just plays straight through, sort of funny. There are a lot of other conversations in the series, they can be found here. Some of them get pretty interesting, everything from pron to drugs…

Our conversation clocks in at 51:55 and sort of rambles all over the place, but Si Scott is an incredible artist so it’s interesting to hear his take on things. You can find Si’s portfolio here.

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Justin S. Meyers says:

May 28, 2008 at 9:18 am

You better believe you should have used better judgment in posting this video. Who do you think you are sitting on a couch like that? huh? someone needs to call IKEA and let them know they’re being ripped off.

Can’t believe you live in the Mission. That’s crazy expensive.

Not sure if you ever hit up Berkley, but they have a few neat places… Reprint Mint sells really nice litho reprints of awesome art at pennies… Buffalo Exchange is really awesome for vintage street gear… and intermezzo is by far my favorite deli of all time…

Anyway… cool conversation with another great artist.


ac says:

May 28, 2008 at 10:04 am

That was an awful video. :)
But, they all where. Couldn’t hear the questions being asked, not just no lighting, but backlit! Sorry, man, but yuk. If someone has the chance to interview all those people, they should put a little more effort into the presentation.


Scott says:

May 28, 2008 at 11:16 am

yeah, it was strange that is came out that way… they had proper lighting, a lot of cameras and microphones. not really sure how it ended up looking/sounding the way it did.


Jon says:

May 28, 2008 at 11:45 am

They forgot to turn the shotgun mics off on the two alternate cameras. Oh well, i found the discussion interesting regardless.


Sean says:

May 28, 2008 at 12:13 pm

That was really interesting watching you guys just chat. Now I see you as down to earth…


Joaquim Marquès Nielsen says:

May 28, 2008 at 3:31 pm

Obviously there’s no need for me to comment on the quality of the video, so I’ll move right on to the actual content.

I must say, you guys really touched some interesting subjects there – especially the fact that you’d like to animate some of your posters. Do it man! That would definitely make for a great music video (for one of your tracks of the new album maybe?). I mean, you could come up with the main idea/concept by yourself and then collab with a motion graphics artist on the rest of the production. Surely you must know someone.

Oh, and great conversation about the balance between analogue and digital. How the record labels are aware of the fact that they have to keep up with the whole digital sales thing, but at the same time keep in mind the physical packaging of the CD’s, special editions etc. I think it’s very fascinating to witness this whole balance. I mean, the more digital we get, the more we’ll have this urge for the analogue and “graspable” and that’s why we see a boom these days in the way CD’s are packaged – there’s some really great stuff out there. Also, that’s why grunge, retro and vintage is so popular today (sorry, I know you don’t want to be in that category Scott) because our entire life has become to digitized and in my opinion “alienated” from the physical realm, that we naturally strive to bring in this “missing” element into our lives.

Another thing I found very interesting, was to hear that you’re slowly trying to “let go” of computers and do more hand drawing (“return to the real world” if I heard you correctly). Maybe this new cover you just did acts sort of like a bridge between you previous style and then a more “sketched” style perhaps? -where you can actually see the lines of the pencil or whatever… that would indeed be interesting to see. Sure, it might be more time consuming but the output could be SO worth the effort man. I think it’s a shame that time is the only thing that’s keeping you from doing that.

It seemed like you really inspired Si Scott – I simply lost track of the number of times he said that he was amazed by what you do, hehe. I don’t blame him. It definitely seemed to go both ways though – what a great conversation! I would love to subtitle it, but because of the poor audio, I don’t think I would be able to catch everything you guys said.

Oops, I hope there’s not a limit on the amount of characters on the comments here, hehe.

Anyways, thanks for posting this against your better judgment :p


Alex N says:

June 1, 2008 at 2:35 pm

RADIOHEAD is insane brilliant, glad you both dig them. Do you like Si Scott? Its funny FITC interviewed 2 scott’s at once…har har. All these comments on how it looked are kind of pointless except the audio, in my silly opinion. You’re star is rising scott. Fans will be more rabid with joy and admiration at everything you do. Sorry to be so crude…