Here are some video stills from an upcoming short video I shot for Unionbay Clothing. The weather was amazing and Gas Works Park was picturesque. Big thanks to my friend and photographer Abiel for bringing me on to shoot video while he took photos for the company’s new spring clothing line. Thanks to the crew and models for being so easygoing and fun to work with. I had a blast documenting the whole process and hope to do it again.
Home Planet will be screening at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada this Saturday, February 4th. Excited to have my work screen alongside some of my talented peers. Details below:
Syracuse/Concordia University MFA Video Exchange — Montreal Edition.
Saturday, February 4th at 4PM
VA Building, room 323, Concordia University
1395 René Lévesque W
Featuring videos by:
TEAM MFA MONTREAL
TEAM MFA SYRACUSE
Once and a while I’ll check in with Everynone to see if they post any new work. I’m a big fan of their General Observations of People series; miniature portraits of unassuming people and places. Good inspiration for those of us who make work with next to no budget. Who are these people and what sort of narratives can the viewer assign or assume based on the little information available? I’m interested in the mystery. Hope to see more this year.
It’s great to joke around over an idea, but to actually commit to making something out of the joke is really fun and inspires some unlikely ideas that you start to invest in. Turns out my roommate Sean is pretty damn good with making clay figures and when we added our friend Abiel to help us set up and shoot we were ready to carry our ideas out. I would like to make longer and more elaborate animations another time. Had a lot of fun with this.
Really excited about this. Here is the new DVD art for my documentary short, Shabbat Shalom. This was made in collaboration with designer/illustrator and cat enthusiast, Ally Creighton.
Jewish recipes and ingredients play a crucial role in the documentary and I wanted a design that amplifies that. I brainstormed a few ideas and decided to go with a more handmade aesthetic, something that compliments the handmade labor that goes into neatly preparing specific Shabbat meals. After coming up with the idea of spelling out the title in food, I basically handed a list of ingredients along with a lot of creative license over to Ally who did a bang up job giving each letter a distinctive trait and infusing more personality than I planned for. I am particularly fond of the maztah ball soup “S”. The handwritten sans serif typeface that she added neatly ties it all together. The result captures exactly what I was looking for.
You can check out the first 6 minutes of the film here.
Greenwashers is a documentary feature film that I worked on as a cinematographer and creative consultant. I’m proud to announce that it is now available as a weeklong digital rental. $7 for 7 days. Most of the proceeds will go directly to the artist and director of the film, Bret Malley. The money will be put towards another feature project that I am also involved in creating. Support independent artists!
Go here for the digital rental.
Here is a trailer for the film:
Cool. Here is a little press announcement from Art and Education about our upcoming MFA group shows in Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA:
Curated by Masters Candidates of The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College
November 16–21, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 6:00–8:00 pm
Dumbo Arts Center
111 Front Street, Suite 212
Brooklyn, New York
Film and Video Screening, Thursday, November 10, 6:00–8:00 pm
Preston Hall, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Exhibition opens in Los Angeles, December 1, 2011–January 21, 2012
Thursday, December 1, 6:00–9:00 pm
San Pedro Arts & Academic Alliance
479 W. 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
Playing with hair texture/movement and lighting. The hair texture was originally going to be grass, but I ended up adding more length and thinned out the hair and it came out kind of monstrous looking so I kept it.
Last week I participated in two Skype Q&A sessions for my documentary, Home Planet. I got to answer some questions and talk a little bit about my process for Syracuse University students who watched the film. I took a few screengrabs for fun. I also kind of felt like a super villain seeing my head projected so large on a wall.
Q&A Session 1:
Q&A Session 2:
Thanks again to Holly Rodricks for the opportunity.