I travelled to Toronto, where I participated in the Blood In The Snow Film Fest and Horror Film Lab, pitched my feature film idea and made some incredible connections. It’s been a busy time this month, new job and new opportunities for my film work. It’s been very amazing, slightly overwhelming, but amazing nonetheless.
Grainy Vhs footage in my studio, late at night. Images flicker and cut into each other and urge you to look deeper, as the drone of voices and noise build and build…
On a recent trip back home to see my family, I felt inspired to shoot some video with my mom. We were casually talking about creativity and what we find inspiring as artists and I said “today is inspiring, right now is inspiring”. We decided to go out for a walk, to look and listen to our immediate surroundings. My mom wanted to contemplate her surroundings in this moment, and I wanted to play with my steadicam. So this little snippet came to life.
My video work is always a reflection of my experience and where I have come from. My regional experience is both rural and urban and these spaces continue to fill my creative well. Images are overlayed and reflect on each other how beautiful, unfamiliar and overwhelming this experience can be.
Screenshots from a work in progress.
New ways of connecting that I never knew were possible, through family, movement and language. This piece represents a part of a bigger project that uses abstract images and manipulated sounds to convey how language is connected and moves through us.
Overlayed footage from a sunny afternoon sometime in July. As fall gets cooler and gloomier, it’s fun to look back on footage that I’ve shot and revisit warmer times.
I spent some time with a good friend walking through the downtown area of Winnipeg. I used the Dji Pro rsc2 stabilizer and captured some incredible tracking shots in my Canon RP. We eventually made it to the waterfront and were able capture some gorgeous riverside footage. The whole thing looks so smooth and cinematic, it’s exciting to cut and edit it all together! I will post a video clip of it soon but in the meantime here are a few screenshots from the footage.
Memories always drifting through my mind.
I love how film and video work is my main outlet for creative expression. Whether straightforward documentary-style or video collage, the medium has always been a great source of satisfaction as an artist.
Originally shot as vacation video, I’m reworking the footage to create a short that captures the fading and degrading memories we hold close. Places and people that were sharp and clear, are now blended and lost in a dull hum that spreads through the back of my mind.
Finally got my hands on a Dji Pro RSC 2, and I’m having a lot of fun with it. It handles so well, and the shots are SO smooth. I’m still practicing and learning with it, but so far all the footage looks mint. I’m also glad that my husband Bren is willing to be my stand-in *heart*
I sat down with Cameron Denby, Marimba | Percussionist to document his creative process as a performer. We had a great afternoon talking about art and how we interact with people through our medium, and I was able to capture a very cool and intimate performance.
I always enjoy working with other artists and talking about why we do what we love. Cameron was genuine and so talented, I am always grateful for this kind of collaboration and the chance to document an artistic process.