Posts Tagged 'Experimental Film'

“In Transit”, Finally!! Online

This project started as one accidentally gorgeous moment that was caught on a FlipCam along I-5 en route from Salem, OR back to Eugene. After catching that clip, I started collecting footage of my travels along the I-5 Corridor and integrated them together alongside the memories, emotions, and people who have inspired me to create this project.

This is my first short film, ten minutes in length, and has had a tumultuous history. When it was supposed to show as part of a collective presentation of student work on the big screen at the Bijou Cinemas in Eugene, my DVD was burned in the wrong format for screening and couldn’t be shown. Two hours before presenting at the Subversion Gallery (a.k.a. my friend Brenna’s basement), my hard drive crashed and I lost the video in its entirety. It seemed like “In Transit” was never meant for anyone’s eyes but my own, until it was recovered by my computer genius roommate Nathan, just in time to squeak it into Brenna’s projector that evening. In the recovery from the hard drive crash, some of the HD quality of the film was lost, and consequently there are some pixelations and low-fi quirks that were never meant to be that have now become part of the art (hehe, that rhymes!).

Anyways, I suppose I should just let the video speak for itself and mean what it does to the individual viewer. But for me, this project is all about memories and revelations gathered and formed whilst between here and there. Thanks for checking it out!

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“We Are Not Afraid! (RYB)” Video Installation Opens at Laverne Krause Gallery

Hey folks! Today marks the final day of the 13 Conversations video art installation at the Laverne Krause Gallery. Over the last week, I have played with some footage that I took during the production and installation of the piece, which was created alongside Stephen Person, Paul Pederson, and Jack B. Friel. The piece is entitled “We Are Not Afraid! (RYB)” and was one of many installations created by the ART410/510 class at the University of Oregon, here in good ol’ Eugene. The video below is a mini-documentary of our production, particularly the struggles of opening day, and some footage of the piece itself. In later days, I will post a copy of the full main projection for your viewing pleasure.

I must admit that working with these folks and installing this piece has left me with a strong sense of pride and accomplishment, and I am thrilled to have worked with such creative and stimulated minds. I’d also like to send my deepest appreciations to Richard Herskowitz for first lighting my fire for experimental film, and Kartz Ucci for her instruction and dedication to her students.

Hope you like it!


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