I started exploring digital video when I acquired a digital camera in September 2009. My approach to the videos I make is related to how I work with traditional art media such as painting and drawing. I have no educational background in film. I think that all of my work can be correctly classified as experimental.
The technique I use for my videos is heavily improvisatory, with the video really only coming together when it is in the process of being edited. I work on the visual component first, and then if ambient sound captured during filming is not used, I may add music, or I may decide not to include any sound at all. When I do use music, I don’t try to match it to the images or vice-versa, images and music are considered separately and then united in a way that works.
Yoni Fest 2016, (Strange Sound III (Attachment Not Necessary For Operation)), December 2016
LACDA LA Fly By IV (Abbandonata IX. Maze), December 2014
LACDA International Juried Competition Fall 2014, Second Place (Abbandonata VI. Insistence, and VII. Vision), September 2014
All my videos are hosted on Vimeo.
For the following, see below:
- Abbandonata Project (series)
- Strange Sound (series)
- Rituals (series)
- Steps (series)
- Non-project or collaborative films, chronology and postings (2012 onward)