When I first applied to the motion picture arts program at Interlochen in 2011, all I had to show for my love of film was a scattered collection of videos shabbily cut together with my favorite songs. Not to mention, a TON OF FILTERS. What was it with over-doing it with the iMovie filters back in the day?!? Sheesh! Anyways, I was always kind of embarrassed to consider them part of my film work because well -- they feel so easy and fun to make, how could they possibly be work? Making these, as I call them now "Video Journals" is like how I imagine it feels to write a song as a songwriter, or to draw an inspired sketch as a visual artist. It just kind of builds inside me when I hear a certain song and then 4 hours later, I have this the above video Fade Away.
One of my favorite teachers at Interlochen, we'll call him A, called them Video Journals which I didn't really understand at the time. But after making my most recent one, Fade Away it finally made sense. So here are a few video journals from back in the day, it's always very special for me to look back at them, and I thought it might be fun for you too. Happy Holidays!