I am good at framing faces and places and displaying essential beauty often misunderstood. I have been producing videos of myself reading my poetry for about two years now. (Two years is as I wrote in 2016.)
It started as basic as basic is, with a stop motion telephone app, and by now, I have had Avid Media Composer configured in a laptop awhile, for short on the spot kind of 5-10 minute portraits. Sometimes this can be achieved within 24 hours, and other times, the same quality end product will take all week. For that reason I am tentative to offer my services in video production. Nevertheless now at film school again, perhaps more of this kind of result is inevitable.
However, if you like what I do, you are welcome go ahead and make me an offer in exchange for me doing a video for you. You don't need be a poet, or even need have much to say for yourself, and I will make a digital portrait if you wish.
My videography tends to look amateur but by design, and although this is in part because of me being new to much of the skill set in my forties, it is also because of a carefully thought through process of streamlining production into the flow of life. I want that I am capable of using a camera and editing application to enable the truth, rather than letting the simple lies about time, as editing always was, define a more beautiful, consistent, and singular narrative, than is the reality occurring between film maker, and subject. Another way of stating the same, is that I simply found myself wanting to follow my own internal adversarial attitude towards the meeting every of the professional standards I got taught at film school. Not that I will not eventually wish I meet these; and not that I do not know how to; but that I think so far, I am more wanting to do a lot of practice, so as that, when the time comes that I lift my game in this area, I will be well practiced. Well enough practiced as that the flow of the video making is a truthful representation of the subject of the video, and that the end product of a video, is a truthful representation of the flow of production as well.
Its all a bit Arthouse if I had to define a category of production, and I am still awaiting any indications of an awarding result, as time will tell. Whatever you reckon of the worth, will be what I settle for the worth of my videography in your life. And whatever that is, I am happy and content to be just mucking around experimenting with videography as a tool in conveying narrative. Of the four examples following this, (click the arrows beside "no money in Jesus" to view), all got made on the spur of the moment, involving poetry I had been dwelling with a while longer.
Usually my portfolio is mostly poetry
Mostly harmless poetry
(as per blog with recent of)
If you want to read or hear more of my poetry, you have two options for now:
The video below is an example of a video I fit making into 2018, so far now in the last week of May. At this time I feel hyper critical about it, thinking it needs better everything. I am now more critical of my videography, (and my writing), after twelve weeks at a film school. It is here in the hope that the comparison with previous similar videos, will prove one way or another whether it is worth while my attending the film school I am attending.