Film

Film

Film has always been one of my favorite mediums ever since I started making music videos when I was 13. When I started out, I had no digital editing software, and had to do all the editing either in-camera or with tricks I came up with involving the camera and the VCR. I was able to accomplish some interesting things, though, like stop-motion animation and running scenes backwards, with only minimal deterioration. Since then, of course, I got my hands on iMovie and then Final Cut Pro, and was finally able to let my creativity loose when it came to effects and editing. At UT Austin, I took a video art class taught by Bill Lundberg and a transmedia class taught by Mike Smith, both of whom helped me learn to use digital editing software to its fullest extent, and to consider the concepts of perspective and time passing in my work.

This gallery is not only for actual films, but for performance pieces too, as a few of the movies in this section are edited documentaries of live pieces I performed, mostly for my class with Kristin Lucas at UT Austin. Taking performance art was an interesting experiment, since I had been heavily involved in traditional theater throughout my life, and I wanted to see what an artist's take was on being theatrical. It turns out that it's mostly silliness (there were artists who would just lip-sync to one part of a song over and over, or ask their friends to actually shoot them in the arm on camera, etc.), so naturally I fit right in.

(If you really want to see silliness like I described above, and I mean TRUE silliness, then go to Gothic Rainbow for some more films.)