1. Student film project. This is from an introduction class at the Cinema and Media Studies program of Carleton College. The lighting was terrible, but it was a learning experience.

    Produced by Christopher Burt and Richard Tovar.
    Staring Ned Heckman, Johara Suleiman, Nona Schamus.
    Music: "In the House-In a Heartbeat" by John Murphy

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  2. If you have a tattoo you know the very personal connection between experiences and emotions to the ink forever within the skin. These markings often tell others, as well as ourselves, something about the world which we have perceived.

    Music by Josh Woodward – "Border Blaster (Instrumental Version)"
    Thanks to Shanti Tattoo Studio in Northfield, Minnesota

    # vimeo.com/32181698 Uploaded 407 Plays 2 Comments
  3. Recently I have discontinued communication with my father. I intended for this to be permanent. That was until I was pointed to a book describing, in perfect detail, my childhood. Suddenly I became a textbook example. But more importantly – I became normal.

    Up until today, being the child of a father with symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder has dictated every part of my being.

    This 60-second video is composed of photos scanned in by my mother from photo albums at home. She specifically chose photos without my father in them, which isn’t really a difficult task – he wasn’t often around, caught up in his own life.

    The photos are synced to the frequency of my speech. And when I quote the writings of my youth the frame goes black – moments that were never captured on film.

    I leave the viewer with one of the first and last images my father and I had together, an image I so deeply desire but also the hope I have locked away.

    # vimeo.com/29938720 Uploaded 190 Plays 0 Comments
  4. Studying in Barcelona, we have been studying ways to overlap photos to create a greater sense of a city than one photo can capture alone. I used the same system to translate it to film.

    # vimeo.com/22576886 Uploaded 54 Plays 0 Comments

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