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"The Berlin Wall Twenty-Five Years After The Fall"
12 Minutes and 34 Seconds


The video traces the course of the Berlin Wall from the Wedding district to the Oberbaum Bridge over twenty-five years since the Wall was first breeched in 1989. View the radical changes in the landscape and surrounding constructions that have replaced the former concrete and barbed wire barrier.





"Following The Course of the Berlin Wall Twenty-Five Years After The Fall"
6 Minutes and 13 Seconds


The video examines a propaganda story introduced by Russian President Vladimir Putin crediting himself with single-handedly defusing a hostile East German crowd intent on ransacking the Dresden KGB offices in 1989. Vickers’ book “Vladimir Putin and Dresden, Germany: The Genesis of Myth Making”, recounts the narrative, first related in Putin’s published memoirs “First Person” (2000) and later embellished in a 2009 broadcast via a Russian national television documentary.






"Ted Bundy's Washington State Based Murders"
TIME: 10 Minutes 9 Seconds

A return to the Seattle area crime sites and scenes of serial killer Ted Bundy. Bundy was never tried for his Washington crimes following his apprehension for three muders in Floridia. He was executed on January, 24, 1989 in Gainsville.



CALIFORNIA ARTIST AND AUTHOR MARQUES VICKERS
marques@artsinamerica.com
(707) 712-8062







The Green River Killer, Meeker Bridge and The Permanent Blood Red Taint
TIME: 7 Minutes 30 Seconds

Between 1982-2001, Gary Ridgway was responsible for 90+ murders and possibly more. He was called the Green River Killer because his first victims were discovered floating under the Meeker Street Bridge in the water of the Green River in Kent, Washington. This is the story of man responsible for evil and death of vulnerable teenage women.






Drink Like A Wine Collector, Think Like A Winemaker
TIME: 8 Minutes 24 Seconds

Understanding California wines requires insight into the premium grapes, popularity and growing trends. Direct language to educate your buying palette. From “So You Think You Know California Wines?” by Marques Vickers is a guide to truly understanding California wines. The edition profiles the 27 top wine grapes and principal growing regions. The video contains little known facts about the California wine industry.






Visual Map of 2014 Elliot Rodger’s UC Santa Barbara Shooting Rampage
TIME: 6 Minutes 53 Seconds

Elliot Rodger grew up in privilege and affluence but the emptiness and deep seeded anger issues regarding his life resulted in a killing rampage on May 23, 2014 in Isla Vista. The UC Santa Barbara student killed six innocent victims in a drive and shoot massacre that left more disturbing questions than answers.




San Diego State University Engineering Student Executes Three Professors
TIME: 4 Minutes 16 Seconds

On Thursday morning August 15, 1996, Graduate Student Frederick Martin Davidson ruthlessly gunned down three San Diego State University Engineering professors that had agreed to meet with him regarding his rejected master’s thesis. The cold-blooded slayings are viewed in the classroom and Engineering building floor where they were committed.






Abandoned Ghostly Reminders From the Cascade Mountain Train Tunnels
TIME: 5 Minutes

View abandoned train tunnels and snowsheds located on an 8-mile stretch between Stevens Pass and the former railroad town of Scenic. The late 19th century relics are a reminder of the former primary mode of transatlantic transportation and the site of the worst American railroad avalanche and catastrophe in Wellington in 1910.






Was This Teenage Couple the Zodiac Killer’s First Victims?
TIME: 2 Minutes 40 Seconds

On Tuesday, June 4, 1963 18-year-old Bob Domingos and his girlfriend Linda Edwards, 17, decided to not to join their high school peers for Senior Cut Day at Goleta Beach. Instead they choose an isolated stretch of beach near Gaviota with fatal consequences The killing bore similarities to the Zodiac murders which would commence five years later.






“I Hate Mondays”1979 Cleveland Elementary School Shooting in San Diego
TIME: 1 Minute 52 Seconds

On Monday January 29, 1979 , Brenda Spencer stepped outside of her father’s house with a .22 caliber rifle. She arbitrarily began firing into a group of Cleveland Elementary students across the street wounding 8 students, a police officer and killing the school’s principal and custodian.






One Year of Reparations Following the 2014 Napa Valley Earthquake
TIME: 14 Minutes 53 Seconds

View five stages of repairs to the damage suffered in the historical downtown district of Napa following the August 24, 2014 earthquake. Photography of the damaged and ongoing repairs was taken beginning the day following the earthquake and in October 2014 and January, May and November 2015.






The Leaves of Autumn: Meditations on Middle Age
TIME: 4 Minutes 32 Seconds


“The Leaves of Autumn: Meditations on Middle Age” is artist Marques Vickers photographic survey portraying the variety and vibrant colors of seasonally shedding foliage. Vickers combines his colorfully captured imagery with a meditative essay comparing the annual rite with the entrance and emergence of middle age.







San Francisco Zebra Killer Murder Sites
TIME: 6 Minutes 24 Seconds

Between August 1973 and April 1974 the city of San Francisco was terrorized by a series of cowardly hit and run murders conducted by a renegade assassin squad called the “Death Angels”. The video revisits the actual crime sites forty years later. Police identified the case as Zebra after the special police radio “Z” band they assigned for the investigation. The designation seemed equally appropriate given the racially motivated nature of the attacks. Twenty-two individual crimes within a six-month spree were attributed exclusively to four convicted suspects. Three remain imprisoned, one died in jail. They know secrets about the extent of the killings that will likely never be revealed. Was these synchronized murders part of a larger statewide ring involving over 200+ killings?







Making Auctions Pay: Explosive Profit From Auctions and E-Commerce Reselling
TIME: 4 Minutes 5 Seconds


 “Making Live Auctions Pay: Explosive Profit From Auctions and E-Commerce Reselling” is the easy-to-follow guide offers detailed and practical advice on successfully buying, consigning and e-commerce reselling of valuables and inventories through live regional auction houses. The editions straightforward language introduces little known profit outlets and potential passive income streams and through the lucrative, fast-paced industry of auction buying and selling.






The Murder Site of Christopher Wallace a.k.a Notorious B. I. G. or Biggie Smalls
TIME: 2 Minutes 1 Second

The murder of Brooklyn’s Christopher Wallace, more renowned as rapper Biggie Smalls or The Notorious B.I.G. on March 9, 1997, punctuated a purported bi-coastal feud between factions of the warring rap music industry. This clip shows in the murder site at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and South Fairfax Avenue in the Mid-Wilshire District of Los Angeles, adjacent to Petersen Automotive Museum where he'd attended a party earlier in the evening.






"The Alpha Dog" Movie Murder Location of Nicholas Markowitz
TIME: 2 Minutes 17 Seconds

In 2000 Nicholas Markowitz was kidnapped and held hostage by a gang that was owned money to by his half-brother. The bizarre sequence of events following became the movie “Alphadog”. Nicholas was killed on the gorgeous bluffs of Lizard’s Mouth Trail overlooking Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean. The panoramic footage shows the area where he met a brutal and senseless death.



CALIFORNIA ARTIST AND AUTHOR MARQUES VICKERS
marques@artsinamerica.com
(707) 712-8062







Reconstructing Kristin Smart's 1996 Kidnapping at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
TIME: 5 Minutes 40 Seconds

On the evening of May 25, 1996, Freshman Kristin Smart vanished and is presumed murdered following her return home from an off campus Fraternity Party. One sole witness last viewed her alive. He has become the primary suspect in a case that has ignited sustained passion and fury amongst her family, friends and the Central California Coast communities. Follow the trail of her intended route back to her Muir Hall dormitory on the Cal Poly campus.







The 1933 San Jose Kidnapping of Brooke Hart and Resulting Public Lynching
TIME: 4 Minutes 29 Seconds

On November 9, 1933 22-Year-Old Brooke Hart, groomed successor to San Jose’s giant Hart’s Department Store was kidnapped, killed and dumped into the San Francisco Bay. Once his body was discovered on November 26th, a mob estimated to number between 5,000-15,000 broke down the doors of the downtown San Jose courthouse and lynched the two probably subject. No charges, no trial and no mercy.







The Artistic and Alchemic Reflective Properties of Water and Glass
TIME: 4 Minutes 19 Seconds

 The transparent and reflective powers of water and glass create magical illusions. Objects reappear as inverted shapes and forms often resembling non-objective artwork. This distorted alchemy evolves into illusionary variations of substance and shadow. The alchemy invovled in forming glass creates curtains of fluid and reflective waveforms.







The Glass Curtain Architecture of Bellevue, Washington
TIME: 5 Minutes 8 Seconds

 Straddling Lake Washington and connected to urban Seattle by two floating bridges, Bellevue is considered an Eastside boomburg (booming suburb). The contemporary city features a clustered downtown concentration of high-rise glass skinned office and commercial structures. Bellevue, which translates into beautiful view in French, is a 37 square mile community with a population of 135,000. The cornerstone development is the Bellevue Square shopping center. Enlargement has expanded significantly beginning with the 1990s technology industry expansion.







Morro Rock: The Veiled Bride of the Nine Sisters
Time: 9 Minutes 32 Seconds


Morro Rock is the most prominent of the Nine Sister mountain range located within San Luis Obispo County and fronts a beachfront gateway to the city of Morro Bay, California. The ancient sacred rock is geographically termed a protruding plug rising from the Pacific Ocean. A volcanic plug can also be called a neck as it is an object formed when magma hardens within a vent on an active volcano. A man-made causeway and harbor connects the rock with the shore giving it the resemblance of an island. Morro Rock was initially surrounded by water but the northern channel’s harbor was later created from its sediment.







The Twilight Tree Graveyard of Rialto Beach
Time: 5 Minutes 11 Seconds


Rialto Beach’s shoreline is the most distinctive and scenic of five La Push, Washington regional beaches. The region is home to the Native American Quileute Nation, renowned for a folklore descending from wolf tribalism. Author Stephanie Meyer incorporated this ancient mythology into a popular book and film fantasy compilation entitled the Twilight Series. She injected the culturally popular themes of vampires and werewolves into the story lines.







Entombing Our Icons: The Bruce and Brandon Lee and Seattle's Lake View Cemetery Memorials
Time: 5 Minutes 10 Seconds

Bruce and Brandon Lee and Lake View Cemetery in Seattle Washington Visual Tour.

Bruce Lee is lionized as a Chinese-American martial artist, Hong King film actor and director, martial arts instructor to celebrities, philosopher and founder of his own self-titled martial arts movement called Jeet Kun Do. He became the undisputed global face of a martial arts craze during the latter decades of the 20th century. Neither new fads nor successors have eclipsed his unique fame.

He was born in San Francisco’s Chinatown in 1940 to a Cantonese actor and father, Lee Hoi-chuen and half-Chinese/German mother, Grace Ho. He was raised in the Kowloon district of Hong Kong until his late teens. Seattle would become his pivotal formation center. He transplanted at eighteen to Seattle. Upon his sudden death in 1973, he was interned at the Lake View Cemetery in the Capitol Hill Section of Seattle.

Like the diverse population of urban Seattle, the composition of the Lake View Cemetery has evolved into its own semblance of multi-nationalism. Death and remembrance becomes irrespective of culture, importance or age. Tombs and plaques signifying Russian Orthodox, Communist and Masonic affiliation, Asian Nationalism and even artistic ciphers are interspersed amidst the grounds. Their subtle identifications are often invisible to the casual and transient viewers.






Entombing Our Icons: The Jimi Hendrix Memorial
Time: 4 Minutes 49 Seconds

The Jimi Hendrix Memorial in Renton, Washington. Video Tour of the Memorial Plus Background on his life, career and death. In 1995, flush with proceeds from Jimi’s substantial royalty earnings, Al enlarged the family internment area to a 54-plot space near the entrance to the cemetery. A grandiose granite commemorative now dominates the plot and burial park. Designed by architect Mark Barthelemy, a granite-composed gazebo is supported by three massive pillars. The interior includes three laser-etched portraits of the performer accompanied by handwritten lyrics from three of his memorable compositions. In 2002, the immense edifice was completed.






The Ultimate Guide to Selling Art Online: An Invaluable Artist Reference Edition
6 Minutes 16 Seconds

“The Ultimate Guide To Selling Art Online” is a concise summary for artists and creative entrepreneurs to maimize the epanding sales capabilities of the Internet. This video details how the evolution of the Interent has influenced every element of art marketing, design, sales and promotion.






West Oakland Murder Site of Huey P. Newton
Time: 3 Minutes 17 Seconds

On the morning of August 22, 1989 at approimately 5:15 a.m., Huey P. Newton’s life ended abruptly on a sidewalk in the Lower Bottoms neighborhood of West Oakland. He was acquainted with his killer Tyrone Robinson and reportedly taunted him before he was eecuted multiple times in the face. This video provides footage of the actual crime scene from multiple perspectives. The story is part of the “Murder in California: Topography of Evil" Edition featuring 101 Notorious California Murder Sites.






Ruined Southern French Castles and the Cathar Religious Culture
Time: 5 Minutes 16 Seconds

Catharism was a Christian dualist movement that thrived in southern France between the 12th and 14th century.The video visually documents some of their most famous ruined fortresses and his commentary eplains how the Cathars posed a direct challenge to the Catholic Church with a theology that would fit in ideally today.






Three Zodiac Killer Northern California Murder Sites
Time: 3 Minutes 45 Seconds

During 1968 and 1969 the Zodiac killer was directly responsible for five murders in Northern California. He was never apprehended. This video films three of his four murder scenes today including Lake Herman Road, Blue Rock Springs Park and the corner of Cherry and Washington Streets in the Pacific Heights district of San Francisco. From “The Topography of Evil: Notorious Northern California Murder Sites” featuring 101 searing California murder sites..






Flamenco Jondo: Figurative Paintings of Marques Vickers
Time: 4 Minutes

”Flamenco Jondo” is a fifteen-year synthesis of my figurative action paintings. Fifty paintings are paired with my short story “Beauty Strolls the Ramblas of Figueras”. The intent is to create a stunning edition of visual passion and transitional Flamenco dance movements.The cante flamenco translates into flamenco song, and is one of the three components of flamenco, along with toque (playing the guitar) and baile (dance). Because the dancer is spotlighted in a performance, many assume the dance is the most important aspect of the art form. In truth, the cante is the substance of the genre. A cante singer is a canaor.






Hidden Cache (Charm) When Buying French Village Houses
Time: 3 Minutes 25 Seconds

When purchasing a French Country House, prepare yourself for the unepected. Some surprises and antiquities may span generations. Relics may be absorbed or literally squeezed into a stray bedroom. An attic or grenier (as the French call them) and garage may be the final resting place for generations of hoarding. With my first purchase, I inherited an entire harvest of shallot onions littered over the rooting wood. Market value: zero. During the identical eploration process, you are equally likely to stumble upon classic fitures such as stunning wrought iron staircases, fitted marble fireplaces. Many still function. Some unfortunately have shifted with the floors. Centuries ago, village houses were heated by an interconnecting network of fireplaces. Some of these networks stretched through multiple floor levels. The choicest also served as cooking ovens and spit stoves. Imagine central forced heating and a 19th century meal. Bon Appetite! One of the certainties inherent in village decoration is dated décor, moisture seepage, mold and of course, dated wallpaper. Not that you would choose to actually inherit your predecessor’s taste. French village homes feature a hidden charm or cache that contemporary constructions lack. But age most certainly may have its price.






August 7, 1970 Marin County Courthouse Massacre
Time: 4 Minutes 22 Seconds

On August 7, 1970, shortly one year after completion, the Marin County Superior Courthouse designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright was the scene of an attempted jailbreak and ill-fate hostage exchange. Amidst the thirty-minute chaos, firefight and carnage that followed, four people were killed including Judge Harold Haley (who the killing street is now named after).



CALIFORNIA ARTIST AND AUTHOR MARQUES VICKERS
marques@artsinamerica.com
(707) 712-8062






FISH HEAD BEACH: The Silent and Senseless Murders of Lindsay Cutshall and Jason Allen
Time: 6 Minutes 39 Seconds

On August 14, 2004, a Midwestern couple Lindsay Cutshall, 22 and Jason Allen were murdered in their sleep on the sands of Fish Head Beach in Northern Sonoma County, near the town of Jenner. This is their story as captured in two editions by Marques Vickers. "The Silent and Senseless Murders of Lindsay Cutshall and Jason Allen" and "Murder in California: The Topography of Evil”.







The Lafayette White Cross Memorial
Time: 3 Minutes 22 Seconds

“The Lafayette White Cross Memorial” is a video of Northern California’s most striking and poignant monument established for soldiers who have died in the Iraqi and Afghanistan conflicts. Established in November 2006 as a protest against American involvement in Iraq, the Memorial has become an important symbol of remembrance with over 4000 rustic white crosses implanted on a hillside in suburban Lafayette..