The "Christmas Machine" is a short video I made in response to the madness that ensues every year after Thanksgiving. While I love the holidays, I truly dislike the blatant ways in which retail outlets try to increase their bottom line. People get killed on Black Friday by shoppers who must get the best deal. The internet slows to a crawl on Cyber Monday. Employees are forced to come in to work at three or four in the morning, and work long hours while being underpaid by corporate giants.
I created this with flip video footage from the Macy's window fronts on 34th Street, and music by Nine Inch Nails from the album "Ghosts". The music was used legally as it falls under Creative Commons licensing.