Category Archives: documentary

JFK Truth, New Orleans Meet Up

JFK Truth Be Told, New Orleans Meet Up, April 2022

mattkprovideo.com/2022/06/04/jfk-truth-new-orleans-meet-up/

These are “home movies” of the “JFK Truth Be Told” Facebook group in person meetup on April 22, 2022. Author Fred Litwin was going to be there to research his new book on Jim Garrison, and we wanted to be there to see some of the Lee Harvey /Jim Garrison related sites.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/553546571932211

The first shot is the bridge leading into New Orleans.

A church on the road into New Orleans.

.28) some shots of the apartment house that Lee Harvey Oswald and Marina Oswald used to live in. Mixed in are some shots from the house from an old tv interview with Oswald’s former landlady.

1.42) an unrelated but amusing shot of some tree cutters engaging in some dangerous seeming actions.

2.04) The nearby neighborhood library where Lee Harvey Oswald checked out books on Kennedy among others.

2.27) Shots of our visit to Reilly Coffee where Oswald worked and the “suspiciously nearby” Federal Buildings. This footage is out of chronological context, but I liked how it fit into the old interview.

Note, Lee Harvey Oswalds’ alleged “mistress” charged people for a similar tour of New Orleans sites two months after our ours. This women is probably telling the truth about working at the Reilly Coffee Company at the same time as Oswald, but she also tells very difficult to believe series of stories about her being the girlfriend of the married Oswald, and even more difficult to believe stories about her being in a CIA bio-weapons program with Oswald, David Ferrie and Guy Bannister.

What counts towards her credibility is the fact the the people, places and events in her stories match up almost exactly with the stories written about in Jim Garrisons book “On The Trail of the Assassins.” What counts AGAINST her credibility is the fact that the the people, places and events in her stories match up almost exactly with the stories written about in Jim Garrisons book “On The Trail of the Assassins,” even the parts that a lot of researchers don’t believe ever happened. To her critics, its almost like she read “On The Trail of the Assassins” and imagined herself into the book.

http://www.jfk-online.com/judyth-story.html

http://www.jfk-assassination.net/judyth.htm

3:00 shots of us visiting the corner where Lee Harvey Oswald handed out “Hands off Cuba” Leaflets.

3.33 Visiting Lafayette square. Where Oswald attended a political rally and had a PO box.

4.27 Looking for Jim Garrisons gravesite and accidentally finding Carlos Marcellos Tomb.

http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6333088/jim-garrison

5:07 David Ferries Apartment.

5:59 finding David Ferries grave. Tiny compared to Jim Garrisons.

http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7067544/david-william-ferrie

6:25 Clay Shaws apartment.

http://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/article_add75852-51ee-5d7e-8446-a8c1c6c0643c.html

6:35 New Orleans courthouse where the Clay Shaw trial happened. NOTE: I shot this footage on an earlier trip to New Orleans, this wasn’t a part of the “Truth Be Told” meet up.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trial_of_Clay_Shaw

Dealey Plaza 1997

mattkprovideo.com/2022/03/28/dealey-plaza-1997/

Here is a blast from (my) past!
I shot this footage with a hand held Standard Definition (SD) BetaCam ENG camera ( 640 by 480, 29.97 Frames Per Second) on December 21st, 1997.


This was originally going to be a part of a “The Kennedy Assassination was a conspiracy” documentary I was going to make. Then I read Jim Moore’s “A Conspiracy of One” and Gerald Posner’s “Case Closed” and that turned me from a hard core conspiracy theorist to leaning heavily towards the “lone gunman” side.

I also toyed with the idea of using this footage in my Vidor documentary “The Least of My Brothers,” comparing the Kennedy Assassination to the Bill Simpson Murder. But that idea was dropped and I never went very far with it.


In this video you can see the Grassy Knoll, you can see Conspiracy author Robert Groden peddling his books and videos, and I got to take ride in a replica of Kennedys Presidential limousine.


First Shots: The Texas Schoolbook Depository as seen from about half a block away. I think its the corner of Main and Houston, where assassination witness Arnold Rowland was standing.
Close Ups of the sixth floor snipers nest window.
1.05 George Dealey Statue
1.25 Shot of the The Texas Schoolbook Depository from the closest corner.
3.33 I was standing on the grassy knoll, behind the picket fence, where some witnesses though the shots came from.
4.24 Robert Groden banner.
5.50 Robert Groden sits and peddles his books and videos.
7:03 Where James Tague was standing.
7.31 Video shot from the railroad bridge.
10:01 Railroad tower.
11.01 Replica Limousine tour, from within the limo.
12.25 standing POV from within the limousine.
12.32 Police Ramp entrance
15.46 Limo entering Dealey Plaza
17:15 back seat
17:17 Conspiracy Museum
18.30 replica limo enters Dealey Plaza
20.00 Limo shot from railroad bridge.

I am not sure but I think this might be the company that owns that replica of the JFK limo today:
http://www.dallastexastourattractions.com/presidential-limo-tour/#limo-model

The Sixth Floor Museum : http://www.jfk.org

Jim Moore’s A Conspiracy of One on Amazon: www.amazon.com/Conspiracy-One-Jim-Moore/dp/0962621951

Gerald Posner’s Case Closed: www.posner.com/case-closed

If you want to visit Dealey Plaza yourself someday, talk to… :

www.facebook.com/DfwHistoricalTours for a tour.

Real Estate Video

4323 Muirfield St,

Real Estate Video

RANDY ELGIN,

Keller Williams City View

(210) 232-2310

Randy@SaRealtyWatch.com

I shot and edited this real estate video for San Antonio Realtor Randy Elgin.

The house is at 4323 Muirfield St. A very nice neighborhood with a pool and a golf course.

I used a Sony 4K Camera, two tripods and a slider. It also has many gimbal shots. I edited it Adobe Premiere with the end graphic created was done in Adobe Photoshop and composited in Adobe After Effects. Time remapping andcolor correction was also done in Adobe After Effects.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/4323+Muirfield+St,+San+Antonio,+TX+78229/@29.4990078,-98.5686462,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x865c5e0f325f562b:0xbdb8f7a4acf0816a!8m2!3d29.4990078!4d-98.5664575

https://goo.gl/maps/1PJXZG7WFsiKYPPW6

The Umbrella Academy in Dallas

https://mattkprovideo.com/2020/08/08/the-umbrella-academy-in-dallas/

Have any of Kennedy assassination buff’s watched Season 2 of “The Umbrella Academy”?

( TV SPOILERS! Stop reading this if you haven’t watched all of it yet!)

The show is kind of a cross between The Xmen and The Watchmen….

Is Season Two the group (SPOILERS)

A mixed up family of super hero types time travels back to Dallas in the early sixties….

When they all get back to together they realize they are there because of a certain historical event about to happen on Dallas in November…

I have read that the show is filmed in Canada,but it sure looks like they are actually there in Dealey Plaza and other places in Dallas in 1963.  I am assuming The actors were green screened over very good CGI of various parts of Dealey Plaza.

They got so much right, the clothing, the cars, the license plates…

Theres birds eye views of the Presidential parade turning the corner of Houston and Elm…. scenes in the govt building across the way…. the parking lot behind the School Book Depository.. the picket fence…

They didn’t have the budget to go to Dallas and fill it with period actors and cars ( like Stones “JFK”) did they?

Apparently not:

https://heavy.com/entertainment/2020/07/where-was-umbrella-academy-filmed-season-2/

PS I wonder how much the City of Dallas charges to let filmmakers take over Dealey Plaza? I bet they’re sick of Kennedy movies.

Theres several great shots of Dealey….. did they fly a drone over the real Dealey and add period cars and such? Add the Hertz sign back onto the book depository? Or was it all CGI?

Whether you’re a conspiracy theorist or lone gunman believer….. you’ll get a kick out of seeing 1963 Dallas in full color.

Wizard of Oswald

https://mattkprovideo.com/2020/06/09/wizard-of-oswald/

The Wizard of Oswald: JFK Assassination Documentary (2013) Full

I am a JFK assassination buff, and I lean heavily towards the “Oswald did it, alone” side.
BUT this video has something important at 1 hr and 2 minutes about Oswald being a government agent and his “assignment” to the soviet union.
I can dismiss part of it as just being  part of his Marine Corp “assignment” near Japan and China…..
…is that document faked?

Monsters in the Closet

Monsters in the Closet – A History of LGBT Representation in Horror Cinema

https://mattkprovideo.com/2020/06/04/monsters-in-the-closet/

 

 

I suppose that perhaps I am a particularly clueless rock headed straight guy, but I was surprised by how much gay subtext this guy found in the old Universal horror movies. Bram Stoker was gay? The gay subtext, or at least that of a misunderstood outsider is clear in “FRANKENSTEIN” and especially in “BRIDE of FRANKENSTEIN” But I never read that message into DRACULA or THE WOLFMAN.

I often thought that the Dracula story was a metaphor for anti semitism or anti immigration ( the scary mysterious stranger from eastern Europe with a spooky accent spreading disease…. he fears the cross…) but I never thought of as a metaphor for being in the closet ( in the coffin???… hmmmm…)

SPLASH reunion!

Reunited Apart Makes a SPLASH – with Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, and more!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088161/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splash_%28film%29

Splash ( 1984 ) was an American Romantic comedy/ Fantasy movie that starred Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah with John Candy and Eugene Levy.

 

It was written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel and directed by Ron Howard.
It is about a young man who falls in love with a mermaid/mer-woman.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Hanks

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daryl_Hannah

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Candy

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Levy

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowell_Ganz

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babaloo_Mandel