Digital artist with a background in video and music technology. During my first year at DANM, I will be focusing on interdisciplinary collaborative content development, as well as exploring new forms of content distribution. For DANM 210 Project Design Studio, I will be undertaking a project called "Trigger Pads" ( proposal).
Custom USB content distribution
Development of standalone amplified electronic instruments primarily for children
Production of an experimental fair trade video series for interactive display
Demo reel consisting of a montage of mostly commercial work with examples of music videos, concert coverage, sports, ENG, docu-style shorts, microstock footage, non-profit fundraising, assorted interviews, promotional videos, real estate, television, short film, and creative filmmaking. (Note: for Motion Lincoln Mercury commercial, Third Eye Blind interview, and FDU counter-terrorism training video, I was AC. Additional credits include: Crooked Still's "Half of What We Know" - set designer/camera op, Capture the Market - grip/camera op, and Collete's Return, grip/camera op. For more information about my creative filmmaking, see the description for DANM portfolio submission below.)
Produced, Filmed, Edited, researched with Vinicius Spricigo
Music: “Dracula,” “Hong Kong,” & “Dirty Harry” by Gorillaz (unlicensed)
While traveling in Sao Paulo, I was inspired by the incredible public art. Over the course of six weeks, I documented the impressive works in my neighborhood of Villa Madelena. It was by chance that I met Vinicius Spricigo, a Brazilian art student who followed the careers of local graffiti artists. Together we explore several public art hotspots, show the viewer works from established artists, and discuss the unofficial criteria for recognition. This three-part film was designed as a pilot web series for tiva.tv – a videojournalism agency.
Warm Heart Pilot Film: Baan Maneeyom Paper Factory
Length: 2 minutes (original length: 5 minutes)
Role: Produced, Filmed, Edited
Translation by Prapatpong Duangmawong | Production coordinated with Warm Heart Thailand staff
Music: “Luk Kui” – Traditional Thai Folk Song (public domain)
Warm Heart Worldwide is a non-profit organization with operations in Thailand. This video is part of a project to document the Thai artisans and cooperatives involved with the micro-enterprise wing of the organization. The theme of the project is to “connect consumers and producers” by making videos that show the origin of the products, the creation process, and the faces of the artisans. This video was filmed in April 2009 during a visit to the organization in Phrao, Northern Thailand. While Baan Maneeyom is based in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second largest city, the language spoken in the film is of the Lanna hilltribe.
A short film about my brother and I skateboarding in our college town. Inspired by Kim Adelman's "Making it Big in Shorts," I produced LDNB with no budget. Post-production was by far the most difficult step of producing this work, taking more than seventy hours. This process began with digitizing the footage, editing, selecting and remixing a musical track, superimposing and colorizing additional footage of waves for the middle section, and applying effects and titles. The superimposed waves are inspired by our skateboarding style, as we visualize "surfing" on land.
Baghdad Egg Face
Length: 1 minute (original length: 5 minutes)
Role: Filmed & Edited
Poem by Jonathan Besser, Artwork by Jonathan Reynolds
Music: “Baghdad Egg Face” by Jonathan Besser (licensed)
An experimental music video project created in association with New Zealand composer Jonathan Besser. During recent travels to New Zealand, I worked with Besser to create this video that was projected on a screen and used during a live performance of the work in the annual Auckland Music Festival “AK09.” The concept of the piece is that each word represents a musical chord, with each note being performed by a unique instrument. For example, in the phrase “A gab bee bag,” the phrase is first spoken and then repeated with instruments, where each word represents a cluster of notes (“A” / “G” + “A” + “B” / “B” + “E” + “E” / “B” + “A” + “G”), performed with an oboe, piano, and kazoo. This video is a fusion of the original footage and live recording from the festival. (Note: in case you're wondering about the letter "H" in the poem, after "G" the subsequent letters return to the beginning of the tonal spectrum...in other words, "H" equals the note "A").
Rutgers College Thesis Project
Length: 2 minutes (original length: 16 minutes)
Role: Written, Produced, Narrated, Edited
Thesis advisors: Michael Shafer and Stephen Bronner
Music: “From the Gagarin’s Point of View” by E.S.T. (unlicensed)
In my senior year of college, I undertook a yearlong independent study that resulted in a short film about human trafficking titled “Understanding the Global Sex Trafficking Phenomenon.” The crux of the abstract is the claim that abject poverty should be blamed for the market of humans as opposed to organized criminal activity and demand for sexual services. The visual style of the film is a mixed-media collage using images, sounds, and video clips. The excerpt is a short segment from the beginning of the film that attempts to pinpoint the beginning of human inequality by analyzing and comparing theories of political philosophers.
Coming soon - once I received copyright receipts.