Some time ago I got interested in doing short videos, mostly (albeit not always) using limited-motion animation and/or slide show animation. To my genuine amazement, I’ve actually started winning some laurels in film- and new media festivals. (Whoa!)
Anyway, here are some examples of my work. I also have a Vimeo page and a Youtube page as well. Please check them out when you get a chance.
She Who Flew is probably my most successful video in terms of awards. It is a rather sad story, I'm afraid. It is also quite true, and is the tale of a talented woman I knew in school, who, alas, was betrayed by her own biochemistry.
This can be seen on Vimeo.
She Who Saw - This video is a sort of meditation on the nature of religious experience—something I’ve never had, personally, and suspect I never will. But an acquaintance of mine, who suffers (if suffer is the right word) from temporal lobe epilepsy, believes she has. When she has a seizure, she feels she is genuinely in the presence of the divine.
This, too, has been surprisingly successful on the film fest circuit.
You can see it on Vimeo.
Oreo - A tribute to a Shih Tzu of extremely strong opinions.
The Humanist - This is based on the life of my late father, who someone managed to be a complete secularist, and yet also strangely and genuinely saintly.
Sublime - A brief and somewhat experimental video in which I try to explore the concept of the sublime. Plus, maybe, as an aside, a little Nietzsche with a sprinkling of transhumanism.
With Luther, Tourists, And God in Santa Fe - Remember that free book I mentioned? Well, here it is again, but this time as a video. It includes me doing a bit of audio book reading, and also a lot of my art work.
It is on Vimeo.
Artist And Other - This is a tale of art, of beauty, of truth, of some real heroism…and of a two bit scam. For which I nearly fell.
It is quite amusing in its way. And, perhaps, instructive.
This is a promotional video I did for my friend Judith Estrada Garcia, an artist and gallery-owner in Central Texas. This is the sort of thing I would like to do for more clients.