aka Gianni Lazuli
Short & Current
FluxRostrum has been a video ninja & web monkey for over a decade. Working from his veggie oil & solar powered school bus as an independent video journalist Flux has edited or supplied footage to dozens of documentary films. He is the founder of MobileBroadcastNews.com and a co-founder of GlobalRevolution.TV which rose to fame providing 24/7 live video coverage from Occupy Wall Street. As a visual projection artist Flux enjoys blending original footage, live video and found images into 1 mind blowing visual sensory overload. Occassionally Flux gets use these skills to mix up a music video. Flux is an accomplished Drupal website designer who has retained many clients for numerous years. He has overseen the implementation and maintenance of multiple projects for these long term clients; managing their video and social media presence as well as their eCommerce and database driven websites.
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Long & Old
As a Writer/Director/Editor FluxRostrum's digital shorts "DotCompost Heap" & "WOOD" were selected for The Malibu International Film Festival 2002, "Public Housing and Black Panthers in New Orleans" and "N.O. Evictions" were screened at the Anthology Theatre in NYC March 22nd 2006 as part of a program from Third World News Reel entitled "imMEDIAcy". "Public Housing and Black Panthers in New Orleans" was also screened at the 6th annual Anarchist Film Festival May 7 2006. Many FluxRostrum Films have been aired on FreeSpeech TV as part of the Blacked Out Media show and on numerous public access channels world wide, including Manhattan Neighborhood Network and PeraltaTV.
Get That Camera! has aired on FreeSpeech TV, screened at a variety of film festivals and was aired on The Documentary Channel.
Flux has worked as part of several collectives that regularly contribute footage and/or finished pieces, such as "Watch This!", "Mandate?" & "The Iraq War 3rd Anniversary Special", to FreeSpeech TV. Several videos from Flux's time in Post Katrina New Orleans have been screened at Columbia University, film festivals and are available for rent on-line @ Liberation Video.
Flux has contributed protest footage to several feature films and documentaries including "the F Word" (Tribeca Film Festival) and Still We Ride (Bike Film Festival). As well as contributing footage to Democracy Now, Deep Dish TV and HBO's Treme.
Flux's Video Blog "V L O G ~ F L U X"
was ranked by the Independent UK in 2005
as The Fouth Best Video Blog In The World, based on content.
pre 2009 Vlog ~
Gianni Lazuli stars in "All Babes Want To Kill Me"; an action packed karate comedy, feature film. Shoreline Entertainment (Glengarry Glen Ross) has acquired worldwide distribution rights in all media for "All Babes Want to Kill Me" as of January 2006.
Prior to 9-11; Gianni was a a founding member of the Washington, DC ComedySportz team (competitive improv). Gianni worked with this nationally renowned comedy group 3 years before branching out; first as a key ensemble performer and writer for a local sketch comedy pilot TV Show called The Inner Loop. Then by producing, writing and performing in the Washington D.C. based sketch comedy group THE MISSING LYNX. Weekly shows at Old Town Alexandria's "Laughing Lizard Lounge" were the norm for years to come. The Lynx also traveled the east coast on the college circuit and enjoyed performances at The Kennedy Center, The National Theatre and Lisner Auditorium as well as being part of DC's Comic Relief effort.
Gianni then turned to improv once again. His origional concept show "Remote Control Theatre" received much recognition on the east coast college circuit by allowing audience members to "fast forward", "rewind", "pause", "mute" and "play" the completely improvised action on stage.
Gianni has acted in several indie film shorts and features, and the television shows "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Vanishing Son".
On the internet Gianni was seen in the long since dead "The Locals Only Show" (Hosting, Directing & Editing) and for over a decade he added colorful narrative to the massive amount of political protest movement videos that FluxRostrum has published on-line since 9-11-01.
During the winter of 2003 FluxRostrum embarked on a nationwide self financed roadtrip to cover the Dennis Kucinich for President campaign for the now defunct website, KucinichWatch.com. During this period Flux worked closely with the Kucinich Media Team, volunteering editing services toward many of the Campaign's official videos. Shortly before the California Primaries he returned home, bought a van, gave up "normal" life in LA and hit the road again.. to document end of the facade of democracy.
The video below deals with the logistics as well as the motivation behind his commitment at that time of becoming the internets 1st roving independent video journalist. My-Gig
March 2006 Update
I'm still on the road. Though many of the initial tools of the trade have been upgraded since the above video was produced and I rarely stay at truck stops these days; I'm still usually a little road weary. Keeping up with the work load is often completely impossible; but somehow I get by.
I'm currently developing a television series that embraces the talents I have developed in the various incarnations of my being.
My "home" is a smiley face coffee mug in search of a kitchen; a computer network, in a van, in search of electricity and wi-fi.
June 2007 Update
I've been stuck in New York City for about year but that's about to change. The next pResidential sElection is fast approaching and preparations are being made to cover these events for you. Announcements will be made by the end of summer but these preparations aren't cheap. Based on my track record, if you can help, it would help. The 2nd Fluxview News Van dropped a transmission. It has been retired due to cost of repair and the lack of suitablility for upcoming projects. It's replacement is now being "created" and WILL blow your mind.
August 2008 Update
Much has transpired, The NOmadjik Media Bus is sitting in Denver awaiting the DNC. We will then travel to the RNC. WE will be distrbuting 7 minutes of coverage per day of both conventions on Free Speech TV and on the collective website MobileBroadcastNews.org.
sorry due to a system crash 12/1/12 many updates have been lost.
I'm no longer on the road. After 11 years of providing Mobile Free News coverage of events and Freely promoting the good works of many non profit organizations, I'm "retired". The pension plan that comes with independent journalism is t0tally inadequate (zero).
So if you have a job for me, need to rent a veggie bus or have some funds for a website, live stream, live video jockey or produced video: please contact me.