Anjunadeep commissioned a visualiser for boerd's It Fades Away. The creative brief included these adjectives and phrases:
- abstract, melancholic, raw, emotive, simple, minimalistic, introspective, experimental
- "Junctures of the urban and organic" – "Inquisitive urban exploration"
Some of these adjectives exist in tension with each other and needed to be held in balance, and often that tension generates ideas.
My goal was to visually express the track in a way that would go beyond a typical visualiser into visual poetry, by which I mean both a private or subjective feel, and also associations in the shots & edits that are more unstable and mysterious than completely overt or simple.
Analog & digital distress come and go in the video. The camerawork mixes handheld subjectivity, static objectivity, and the occasional subjective camera trying to see things objectively. The framings range from flat to deep, and from open to closed. There are some easter eggs and subtleties that viewers may pick up on.
I'm a director and writer, based in Los Angeles. For small projects, I also cast, edit and produce.
I've just finished my first project through Creative Commission, a music video for boerd, on Anjunadeep.
I've directed three narrative shorts, a music video and a promo for a dance company.
I'm on CreativeCommission looking for music video projects with a narrative side, or a cinematic/artsy side, or featuring contemporary/modern dance.
I've crewed in G&E, art and production- for music video, film, tv and commercials.
I've crewed on music videos with budgets from $3K to $100K.
My own directing projects have been on the very low end of that range, but I have the experience to work with a larger budget.
My training in directing actors is from Judith Weston, UCLA and a prestigious repertory theater.
My training in filmmaking is from UCLA, and from union cinematographers, gaffers, production designers, editors and VFX supervisors.