La Pucelle, a visually stunning experimental post-punk retelling of the trial of Joan of Arc, shot on Super16mm by Nicole Esquibel.
I took the prerecorded text manipulated and matched to video and created the music and sound scape.
My Lo Res Life is a set of short experiments for sound and video. It seems in the digital creation world that there is an arms race. Hardware and software gets faster, more powerful, more complex; source material at an ever increasing resolution. Once the project is finished the original material has often been manipulated to the point of non-recognition and often looks and sounds very low res. We are using new high definition tools to make things look old and low resolution.
My Low Res Life is a response to said phenomena. All source material was recorded with low resolution devices- my (old) cell phone camera, a cheap hand held field recorder, laptop, etc. These digital files are then separated, recombined- so that the sound and video no longer match, and manipulated in a variety of ways. These can serve as a series of shorts, one long running piece or a multi-channel/ screen installation.
Hannah House Trailer
I served as Music Director and Composer for Hannah House.
Set in 1904 a young couple desiring to own land is convinced by a distant cousin to leave their comfortable city life to pursue homesteading in the Nebraska Prairie. A neighbor’s house and land has become vacant and the couple is told they can have it. Possibilities of a new life and future for their unborn child overshadow any questions about what happened to the previous occupants of the house. Based on a true story, this chilling account portrays the hardships and desolation of prairie life as the young family unearths the horrifying details of the house and its past. Hannah House, the feature digital film debut of Denver independent Monkey Angel Studios. Written, directed and produced by brothers Max and Chad Smith, Hannah House is a chilling account of true events experienced by one family living in a cursed home on the Nebraska prairie at the turn of the last century.
Hannah House – Festival Screenings:
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Fixed media video as part of the Lo-Res Life series.
Bowl of Lives (2005) Arched Brow Productions short about an abused woman who finds herself at a crossroads between her past and her future. After her turn at The Bowl she is soon confronted by something/someone that is all too familiar that will ultimately decide her fate.
This portfolio last updated: 21-Feb-2018 8:13 AM