This is my foray into video production which allows me to present my points of view as it relates to subjects like the arts and social issues. I prefer to approach my video projects using the documentary genre because this particular form is usually based in reality and focuses on truth. I’m diligently watching, studying and teaching myself various techniques involving producing, writing, directing, shooting, and editing. It’s a constant and never-ending learning process that I enjoy tremendously. Here are samples of a few video projects I’ve produced so far with more to come.
Navigating Climate Change
Artist Alonzo Davis hired me to produce his video statement on the issue of climate change. Working with images of his windsurf sails art, real world video, and the live music soundscape of Elliot Hayes, Alonzo’s message on the urgency of climate change speaks to the need for immediate action.
The Village Bully
Working with author, actor, dancer, Maria Broom, I produced this video from her children’s book titled “The Village Bully”. Maria narrates the story and John Malloy’s compelling illustrations help to tell this beautifully written, modern-day story based on an old African tradition used to resolve village issues.
ArtLife/LifeArt: An Insight Into Creativity
"Art is life. Therefore, as we live, we create."
This mini-documentary series explores some of the perceptions and questions surrounding the subject of creativity by going to the source, the artists themselves; thus bringing to light the intersection of art and life as it relates to creativity. Topics discussed by each artist include creativity, what it means to them, what inspires them, how they prepare, and some of the processes and techniques they employ.
I read an article recently about a group of “Uncontacted” Amazon tribal members who were reported murdered by gold miners in Brazil. I was deeply affected by this atrocity I was moved to sit down at my keyboard and put together this musical tribute and video I titled “Indigenous.” It is dedicated to all the Indigenous Peoples of the world. We need their Light to shine.