Archive | May, 2011

Let’s not grow up, let’s just go home.

5 May

The video we made for Akron/Family has been released at long last! Huzzah!

A few words on the making of this video:

Months ago, Akron/Family asked my boyfriend, Logan Corcoran, to make a music video for their song “Light Emerges.” They knew he was an experimental filmmaker, and they wanted something colorful, something in the vein of Stan Brakhage. He asked me to collaborate (just like they say, it’s not what but who you know), and we were ecstatic to have the opportunity to work on something that would potentially reach more than our usual fewer than 50-person audience. While we just adore Stan, who created the filmmaking program at our Alma Mater CU Boulder and is justly revered as a god there, we knew we could never replicate his work, nor would we have the time to – a lot of his painted films took ages to produce. We tried for the next best thing, echoing some of the master’s experiments with light by gathering our closest friends, many of them filmmakers and artists themselves, and running around in a park in January with a Super 8 camera. We are terribly proud of how it turned out, and I hope everyone enjoys watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!

Thank you to Joseph Yonker, Christine Souder, Robert DeRoeck, Courtney Fellion, Katherine Peterson, Brian Bell, Patrick Maxwell, and Crystal Stanelle. You are the best cast and crew a girl could ask for!