1. The gopro. Normally used to capture unique action sports, was now used to capture events that unfolded in front of me during the summer of 2012. A couple shots here and there led to the idea of filming a mash up edit of the entire unfiltered lifestyle with this versatile and pocket friendly camera.

    SOD is a mindset, a lifestyle, and a collective of individuals from West Michigan dedicated to the search for adventure.

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  2. A metaphor for shifting perspective towards an organismic world view by means of unplugging and disconnecting from technology and reconnecting with our surroundings.

    Special thanks to John Howes of Spontaneous Rhythm Records for granting me permission to use Diamond Messages' song "Liquid Summer". Please support the artist by buying their music.

    Actress: Lauren Sikkenga

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  3. Bees have been said to locate their food by means of a dance language. The idea behind this experimental video is that music helps us locate and connect with our soul.

    I was inspired to make this because when I listen to music on my ipod, i'm just listening, but my inner self is dancing to the beat, visuals are seen in my mind and i'm transported into a different state.

    The background visuals are all created and animated by me, then I made a DVD of it, and projected it back onto myself. The visuals are meant to be seen as the "internal" and obviously, by means of re-photography, my body is supposed to represent the external.

    All video/visuals are created by me. The music isn't mine. Please support the artists by buying their music.

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  4. Datamoshing is the art of purposely distorting the video by changing the code of it.
    This was a project I did for my Film and Video Art Class. The idea was to take different video clips (not of your own) and mosh them with other clips to form a third meaning.

    **Disclaimer: I'm not claiming the use nor am I advocating it. The video is a critique on the governments policy towards marijuana, and the parallels of the more dangerous and widely acceptable use of alcohol vs. the safer and widely persecuted use of cannabis.

    I was inspired to make this because of Lawrence O'Donnell's powerful interview he gave on msnbc which discusses American's views towards legalization. 50 percent of americans believe marijuana should be legal, while 48 percent said no (according to O'donnell). I thought it would be fun to mosh O'donnell's rewrite segment together with the DEA's strict and outdated policy. Again, taking a stand on the issue, but not claiming the use. Just thought it would be interesting to mosh them together.

    Source clips from youtube.

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  5. An Assemblage experiment done for my Film and Video Art Class. We had to use found footage for it.

    The main idea is that direct experience is more important than material possessions.

    The clips/music are not mine, the edit is.
    Music: Album Leaf
    Sound bites: All Goes Back Into The Box, Terrance Mckenna, Bob Marley, Alan Watts
    Clips are from youtube.

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