Animus // The Heart-Mind
Messages. Emotions. Connections.
Nice shots, but can you tell a story? A question that served as a challenge from many of my past mentors. It reminded me of harsh casting directors asking models "you're pretty, but can you deliver a line?" A spectacle alone rarely delivers anything outside of a sensory experience unless a message is weaved into it. Creating an emotional impact is an art of engineering and intuition; a controlled synesthesia.
The first video here was created in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a visual application to a prestigous arts fellowship. Next is a fan-film based on Marvel's Daredevil universe created in 2015. It was shot in Athens, Georgia in a course of two days using first-time actors, and a budget of $50. The 3rd piece is a concept-trailer for a spec sci-fi project, shot out in the wastelands of the Salton Sea in 2011.
A PSA to rally support for making use of Humboldt County's old train tracks by using rail bikes, a 30-second spot for a keto meal prep service, and an adoption video for Bob the dog.
A cinematic "first looks" for a wedding followed by a long-format of a ceremony in the redwoods with a reception party combined into one piece. Full disclosure: wedding are not my thing. If you're interested in hiring me there's 2 conditions: no bridezillas and I get to wear jeans and sneakers. Heavy discount if you dress up like superheroes.
A little promo that was created for a glass blowing company while I was teaching a filmmaking workshop, followed by a recruitment video for a real estate company and a listing of a property.