My career started in graphic design and I soon realized that my interest was in movement. This brought me to creating motion graphics for television. After many years I've re-encountered my love for motion and have worked on several videos.
This is the official music video for Sasha Lazard's song Lumiere. It was an amazing experience to write, plan, shoot and edit this project. It was a wonderful experience to collaborate with Sasha to visually express her song. It was a great responsibility since the song tells a deeply personal story. Special thanks to Debora Copaken, my great inspiration and assistant director in this project. The stylist was Edda Gudmundsdottir who among other great projects did the extraordinary styling for Bjork's video Who Is It.
This is a 12-hour time-lapse video shot at Inwood Hill Park. It shows Young Jee's land art. Young Jee's circles graced the park during three years. His work was very inspiring for those of us that had the privilege to see it. He would make ephemeral circles with snow, leaves, sticks, mulch and anything else he could find. He was very prolific, and often walked through the park with a branch that he would use to trace in the autumn leaves. A Korean immigrant who spoke broken English, he enjoyed it when passers-by complimented him on his work. He was very dear to me; we didn't speak much, but shared our love for Manhattan's last native forest. We collaborated in this video and also in a series of photos, in which he would make light circles in my long exposure images. This short film has been selected for the 2016 Inwood Film Festival.
Lucas Berd created the Debt Doll Project in order to start a conversation on student debt and debt in general. This is the first of a series of videos where she "sells" her dolls in public spaces. We chose to film in Time Sq because of the possibility of getting the word out to the many tourists that gather there. However many foreigners did not identify with the issue of student debt in this country. For others that were there to pursue escapism it was too real to pay attention to. However there were some very interesting interactions with the people that work there impersonating characters for tourists to photograph themselves with. They themselves identified painfully with money issues. It was a bit surreal, but fitting since this reality seems a dark fantasy in the capital of illusion. check out her website www.debtdoll.com!
When Passages was in its finishing stages, I was asked to film and edit this video to serve as promotional material on social networks. It was shot during the course of one of the final rehearsals.
This Video was created for Fly by Night Dance Theater's after School program. It shows the methodology that goes into teaching children. The emphasis is on design, physical control balance as well as playfulness and self expression.
I've had the pleasure of working with Fly by Night Dance Theater as a photographer and videographer. My relationship with them started when I edited two films (shot by cinematographer Bianca Falco) that were part of their latest performance, Passages. For this fundraiser video I edited material shot by Fred Hatt, Julie Ludwick, Bianca Falco and myself.