CHATTANOOGA SKETCHES:
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These web pages are for a series of sketches made in and around Chattanooga, Tennessee, since November 2005, the date of our arrival. They are experimental documentary sketches, some incomplete, yet which aim to give a sense of the city through the impressions recorded via video camera, tame and not-so tame. An Index is below. Click on each to view a video clip of an impression.

* New: "Tracing Chattatonia," a documentary video collage
"Tracing Chattatonia" is a 45-minute nonlinear documentary impression and video collage filmed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, following creative themes embraced in two short earlier videos, "Night Survey," and "Night Survey By 2." The film contains spontaneously "found" scenes from the Chattanooga region, compiled experimentally and interpretively, as a collage on a timeline. Trailers can be viewed at the link above.

* New: Chattanoogans Protest Visit By President Bush
"Chattanooga Protesters Slam Bush Visit" is a documentary video sketch of a demonstration organized and conducted mainly by students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the city's downtown area on February 21, 2007 to protest a visit that day by President George W. Bush.

* Ceremony for Chattanooga homeless who died in 2006
Chattanooga Community Kitchen annually offers a ceremony for homeless persons it encounters throughout the year who passed on. The documentary impression was filmed in high-definition format by Wes Rehberg and is reproduced in RealMedia and Windows Media versions.

* "Night Survey" -- filmed in downtown Chattanooga
Eileen Rehberg goes downtown to conduct a survey and Wes Rehberg follows along and ambles around with a video camera. The video was filmed in high-definition format is reproduced in a Shockwave/Flash version.

* "Night Survey By 2" - a documentary notion
"Night Survey By 2" looks at the right here, right now with spontaneously "found" familiar Chattanooga objects/subjects, now in downtown Chattanooga, TN and weaves these as an experimental documentary that respects surfaces and looks beneath them. The video was filmed in high-definition format and is reproduced here in a streaming Windows Media version in wide-screen format.

* "Ketner's Mill Art & Craft Fest" -- filmed in Whitwell, TN
This impression is a casual and lyrical sketch of a visit to the annual art and craft fair at Ketner's Mill, in Whitwell, Tennessee, an annual gathering. The video was filmed in high-definition format is reproduced in a Shockwave/Flash version.

* "Night Survey 2" -- filmed in downtown Chattanooga
Eileen Rehberg returns downtown to conduct a survey while Wes Rehberg ambles around, sketching surfaces and textures with a video camera. The video was filmed in high-definition format is reproduced in a Shockwave/Flash version.

* International Day of Peace Vigil in downtown Chattanooga 
This impression is a sketch of a vigil in downtown Chattanooga commemorating the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21, 2006. The video was filmed in high-definition format and is reproduced in Shockwave/Flash and RealPlayer versions.

* KENNY, HURRICANES & HOMELESSNESS; HOMELESS REVIVAL IN PARK; ROBBIE ON THE NORTH SIDE: These are three clips of scenes that eventually became part of "Chattanooga's Homeless Challenge." Click here to view these.

* CHATTANOOGANS MARCH AGAINST IRAQ WAR: This sketch is a short documentary of an organized protest on the third anniversary of the U.S. military war in Iraq, a protest that had an unexpected encounter. Click here to view it.

* INDUSTRIAL REMNANTS: Chattanooga was an industrial manufacturing center, many plants which have now closed. This clip is a video impression of some remnants. Click here to view it.

* CHATTANOOGA RAIN: Rainfall and thunderstorms can be frequent during hot months in Chattanooga. This clip is of a rainfall with some light thunder in a northern area of the city. Click here to view it.

* SUNDAY DOWNTOWN MARKET: Chattanooga has converted one downtown area into a Sunday open marketplace, and one pass-through one afternoon is depicted here. Click here to view it.

* FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Upon arrival in Chattanooga, a Thanksgiving-Christmas festival of lights was recorded from the walking bridge over the Tennessee River, as well as a cruise through a few of Chattanooga's tunnels and streets. Click here to view these.

For a Shockwave/Flash player, click here

All pages and video clips © Wes Rehberg 2006 Wild Clearing®

For a trailer of the documentary "Chattanooga's Homeless Challenge," click on:
www.wildclearing.com/chattanooga-homeless.html

 

 

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