I edited the Le Dernier Combat video in the basement of Northtown Coffeehouse in Yakima, WA. The basic visual idea for the video was:
“Birds + Occult Symbols”
The footage was downloaded from prelinger’s Internet archive, using all black and white footage. Some of the elements include driver’s safety films, a tourism spot for Miami, some weird experimental video of birds flapping to the psychedelic frequency of rapid edits, as well as anti-japanese WW2 propaganda and some crude softcore bondage from the 1950’s.
One of my big influences is Kenneth Anger, and the style of creating “occult connections” through montage is something he pioneered with works like “Scorpio Rising”, “Invocation of My Demon Brother” and of course “Lucifer Rising”. While not trying to recreate any sequences from those films, the timeline for the Dernier Combat video uses the same psychotronic approach toward occult dynamism.