I combined everyday soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid to create an eerie tale, using macro lenses and time lapse techniques. Black ferrofluid and dye race through bubble structures, drawn through by the invisible forces of capillary action and magnetism.
Time-lapse sequences: Nikon D90, Nikkor 60mm macro lens and custom built intervalometer.
Motion-control: Arduino driven scanner platform and mirror rigs
Score: Ableton Live
Notes: If you have been staying on the sidelines when it comes to buying some support for your DSLR this may tip the scales.
These pieces will start you on your way to a support system for handheld/studio work. These parts and will last you a lifetime and can be combined to work with all camcorders from DSLRS to RED ONE's and everything in between.
Earl's Demise is short documentary I made about my father when he was sick with an Alzheimer's like disorder. The film premiered opening night of the Margaret Mead Film Festival in 1989. It went on to play at numerous festivals and won awards at Sinking Creek and The Black Mariah Film Festivals among others.
Earl's Demise was shot in 16mm black and white reversal, primarily with a bolex. It was edited on a flatbed and I hot spliced the camera original myself in order to make a print.
I made it during my time as a film student at SUNY Purchase.