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These are a selection of videos that Scott has either produced or has starred in.

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Why The Church Needs Art

These are a series of videos I made about some things I learned being the artist in residence at Ecclesia Church in Houston, TX from 2009-2012.

 

Part One

*In the first two speaking segments, the sound is not great. We lost that audio in transferring data. Just wanted to let you know that I know it’s not great.

 

Part Two

 

Part Three

 

Part Four

*Buy The Art
Image –
“Artsy” T-shirt – society6.com/product/artsy-too_t-shirt#11=49&4=136

 

Part Five
coming soon…..

 

@ Multnomah University
A culmination of some of the highlights from these videos.

 

*If you are interested in me telling these stories in a live setting… I have a full multi-media show (live painting, group singing, curated video) based on this content that is available for performing. Please email me here to find out more info.

 

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*Music
Thanks to these great bands for letting me use your fantastic music. Go support all these people!

Pale Pacific – itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-pale-pacific/id55533233

Davis Harwell – itunes.apple.com/us/artist/davis-harwell/id373020312

Page CXVI – itunes.apple.com/us/artist/page-cxvi/id323916871

Sigur Ros – itunes.apple.com/us/artist/sigur-ros/id73720797

Aural Method – itunes.apple.com/us/artist/aural-method/id596843436

Why The Church Needs Art

The Price Is Right

{1999} Yep. I’ve lived all your fantasies about being on the The Price Is Right television game show. Enjoy.

The Price Is Right

CHILDHOOD LOST

Created for World Vision’s CHILDHOOD LOST

Scott Erickson – writer/director/artist/videographer

Propaganda – spoken word/writer

Avery Milo – editor/videographer

Clark Rhee – composer

 

I really love this video. There are some visual things I wish I could’ve stronger, but considering the tight timeline and resources we had…. it’s still a home run for me.

The thing I’m the most proud of is writing this script. I had only a few hours to write and pitch an idea back to World Vision…. and what I think I came up with is really strong. Saying this sounds a bit arrogant… but I think one of the joys of creating is discovering parts of yourself in the process. For me, I found a real love of crafting a good story for a worthy cause.

I hope to continue doing this as life rolls on.

Thanks to Prop, Avery, and Clark for really being excellent at what they do. And thanks to Leah, Dan, and the others at World Vision for entrusting us with this story.

Go to CHILDHOODLOST.ORG to find out how you can save a childhood.

 

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CHILDHOOD LOST

30 Hour Famine’s Release The Feast

Created for World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine

“Release the Feast” written and performed by Propaganda

Writer/Director/Videographer/ Illustrator: Scott Erickson

Editor: Avery Milo 

Composer: Clark Rhee 

 

30 Hour Famine’s Release The Feast

Time Machine Poem

Here’s a video I did of  my friend Austin Mansell’s poem “Time Machine.”

Time Machine Poem

Christmas Videos

Here’s a couple videos I wrote, shot, produced, and edited for World Vision’s Gift Catalog.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Christmas Videos

Sacrifice Your Calling

This is a video I did for WorldVision ACT:S ReLentless Project in 2012.

Sacrifice Your Calling

Elder Floor Video

When I worked at Ecclesia Church, we needed to raise money to finish our floors at the Elder building. I came up with this idea… and starred in it with my mad dance skills. Donald Kilgore shot and edited it.

 

 

Elder Floor Video

KHOU Cruciformity Story

KHOU Cruciformity Story

Crucifixion According to Radiohead

This is a video recalling the Good Friday service I did in April 2011. It was a multi-media meditative art piece depicting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ while being narrated by the music of Radiohead. Using the Stations of the Cross as my narrative arch, I used a different Radiohead song for each station as well as a video piece to coincide with it… all the while creating a live painting depicting the crucifix. Below are a full version of the experience and a short depicting one movement of the service.

Full Version

Short – Jesus Falls For The Third Time / All I Need

 

Radiohead Playlist

1. videotape
2. you and whose army?
3. how to disappear completely
4. hearing damage  – (technically a thom yorke song)
5. idioteque
6. morning bell
7. i will (no man’s land)
8. all i need
9. exit music (for a film)
10. paranoid android – (only the middle section)
11. give up the ghost
12. codex
13. bulletproof
 

How this came about….

This started about a year before. Anytime I would hear certain Radiohead songs (the ones in this performance) I would have this vision that in some way these songs were telling a story. As the year progressed the visions became more and more clear. By the beginning of January 2011, I could see that these were to be in a depiction of the crucifixion of Jesus.
 
Being an artist for a number of years now, artmaking comes in a few forms. Sometimes making art is putting together aesthetical pieces to accomplish your envisioned goal. You know what you want to make and you do the hard skillful work of putting that together. But other times, ideas/songs/images come to you and ask you to bring them into reality. So artmaking is really about listening. This is the case with this project. It was a lot of listening. Listening to the Great Muse. This has many names. For me and my own experiences, I believe this voice is from the Almighty and I believe He was asking me to bring this into reality. It was simply follow directions and it was one of the easiest things I’ve ever put together. It’s really hard to explain but everything just fell into place so easily. I knew exactly what songs were suppose to be in there. I knew what order. Gathering the videos took me an afternoon. I could just see it all.
 
This really hit me when I found myself in Jerusalem for 3 days with some friends on a work/mini-pilgrimage. This idea had been mulling around and I was wrestling through if I should do it or not. Then I realized I was in the actual place where Jesus walked to the cross, died on it, was buried and laid in a tomb. And I had video cameras with me. So some of the footage you see in the video is actually from my trip to Jerusalem.
 
You obviously lose a lot of the experience of being in the moment where you are hearing the music loudly, watching the video, and see me create the painting in person when you watch this video on-line. But it only happened once at Ecclesia in the city of Houston. So here it is for you too see what it looked like.
 
 
 

About Using Radiohead

In no way did I attempt to try to “Christianize” Radiohead music. I was not using it in this setting to try to say to people “look! there are christian messages in their music… you just have to listen for it!” And in no way am I trying to use this music to propogate evangelizing the world to my belief systems. Radiohead has created what they have created… and it’s beautiful and awesome. But in considering music that portrays someones execution, I have yet to find music as powerful, intense, haunting, and honest as I have with Radiohead. No one got up before this gathering and told people what to think and told them what the music was saying. I put it together and left if for the viewer/listener to do with it what they will.

 

Crucifixion According to Radiohead

The Making of the Feedback Paintings

I made the paintings that ended up on Derek Webb’s Feedback album. Here’s what happened….

The Making of the Feedback Paintings

Meeting King Mswati III of Swaziland

Meeting King Mswati III of Swaziland

Artist and Advocate

Created by WorldVision. Footage is from the 2009 Acting on AIDS Summit on the Hill

Artist and Advocate