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Sustainable Heritage Network Video Work

From Fall 2015 – Spring 2019 I had the pleasure of producing about 200 tutorial and informational videos for the Sustainable Heritage Network. The Sustainable Heritage Network (SHN) is an answer to the pressing need for comprehensive workshops, online tutorials, and web resources dedicated to […]

SIFFX Recap

I had a great time checking out the Virtual Reality pieces at SIFFX on June 5th. The pieces were shown on Samsung Gear VR sets and the HTC Vive.  The headsets were impressive and helped a lot with the stabilization issues that I’ve seen with other […]

SIFFX

I am excited to announce that Music of the Spheres will be a part of the inaugural SIFFX festival that runs in conjunction with the Seattle International Film Festival.  From their site:

SIFFX is a brand-new four-day festival within the Seattle International Film Festival showcasing the most current and creative thinking in virtual reality/VR, augmented reality/AR and 360°immersion. Building on SIFF’s commitment to fostering cinematic arts and independent filmmaking, SIFFX will convene filmmakers, storytellers, activists, artists, creative technicians, and educators to explore contemporary forms of new media, exhibit new work, experiment with new tools, make connections and dig into the question: How can we shape the purpose, use, and language of an entirely new medium at this pivotal moment?

Check us out as a part of the SIFFX Galleries.  They are free to explore, but you need to reserve your space here.

Music of the Spheres

My new project – Music of the Spheres – has launched.  Check it out at spheresseries.com. Music of the Spheres is the first series to completely tell its story using 360 degree technology; blazing a new trail for motion picture storytelling. The storyline of Music […]

More Festivals

Maikaru and A Dose for Dominic are going strong at different film festivals coming up. Here are a couple of ways you can check them out.

Vote for Maikaru!

Maikaru is up an Audience Award through The Audience Awards website. Please consider watching and voting for our film… and then vote again (you can login and vote once a day).

You can access the film and the voting platform here: http://theaudienceawards.com/film/maikaru8304

Maikaru’s Big SIFF Win!

Maikaru took home the award for Best Documentary Short at the 2014 Seattle International Film Festival. SIFF is one of only 34 film festivals in the world where, if you win a juried prize for short films, your work is considered to be Oscar eligible.

Maikaru is Oscar Eligible!

On Monday May 26th Maikaru won the award for Best Documentary Short at the Oscar-qualifying Seattle International Film Festival.

My Student Wins!

Congratulations to my student Kateah Nims! Today she became the first Arts and Academics Academy student to win an award at the Northwest High School Film Festival! Kateah took home an Honorable Mention award in the Animation category for her hand drawn animation piece “Abstract Oricalis.” The piece was created in my Graphic Arts class, but also doubled as a trailer for Kateah’s senior project – a video game with the same name.

Having student work win an award at the Northwest High School Film Festival is a big deal for my small high school since there were 25 schools who entered the festival this year; many with dedicated video programs/teachers instead of one teacher (like me) who teaches a little bit of everything related to the technical arts. And I’m feeling pretty proud since it is also my first year on the job at AAA!

Fun was had by all 21 AAA students who ended up attending the festival. We got to see a lot of great work on the huge Cinerama screen. And we got to eat a lot of yummy chocolate popcorn… maybe a little too much popcorn.

You can see Kateah’s piece plus other AAA video and animation projects at Arts Night at the Highline Performing Arts Center on June 2nd.

Maikaru at SIFF

Maikaru, my latest producing and editing effort, will be making its US premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 23rd.