The Sound We See: A Rotterdam City Symphony
(2012, 27 min, 16mm)
Collectively created by a diverse group of local youth and mentors over a 12-week period, The Sound We See: Rotterdam uses analog film techniques and the “City Symphony” genre as starting points to explore handmade cinema and the contemporary urban environment of Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Project made possible by Deelgemeente Rotterdam Centrum, Filmwerkplaats, Gemeentearchief Rotterdam, Hogeschool Rotterdam, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Piet Zwart Institute, Research Center Creating 010, SONOR, Willem de Kooning Academy and WORM.
Free Time & Sunshine: Home Movies in Southern California
(2013, 39 minutes, Super 8/digital video)
This documentary film project explores, examines and celebrates the role of the humble home movie as it pertains to life in mid-20th century Southern California and the perpetuation of the American Dream. Facilitated by Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles, the 40-minute film was created as part of the Fall 2013 Youth Filmmaking Class. Over a 14-week period, 26 local teens worked with film archivists, preservationists, humanities experts and home movie makers in researching, shooting, editing and presenting a collaborative piece that celebrates diverse stories, shares historic home movie footage from local archives and personal collection, and provides glimpses into the everyday lives of Californians as they have rarely been seen outside the family circle. Project made possible with support from CalHumaities, in partnership with the NEH. Experience more at www.calhum.org