Here’s a rather obscure one from my time at CU Boulder. We were to explore a place through video, and I decided to do an old abandoned pool (although it may not have been abandoned, only out of season). The result is an eerie exploration of a space outside of its purpose that is filled with sadness and a playful energy. It also ended up being a bit of a precursor to a lot of my experimental work, and you can see bits and pieces of “No!”, “Powerful Magics” and even a little of “In Fridge” spread throughout.
I always feel like this is one of my more underrated works. Its not perfect by any means, and I feel like in a few places I could have used some more aggressive editing . However the balance between play and melancholy not only captures the feeling of the old pool perfectly, it also communicates a lot of what I was going through during the time of this piece’s creation. I also think the sound (though some bridges needed to be fixed) adds another layer to help the viewer get fully immersed in the place, and a lot of the visual effects that I played with helped tie together the surreal nature of where I was filming (and the overlay of the zoom shot is still pretty damn cool, even three years of craft-honing later).