There have been many changes in my life over the last couple of years. I went back to school to return to my film roots, and I moved to Montreal. So perhaps the films presented here are a natural culmination of all this. This past term I took a course in Adobe Premiere with a bit of Audition and AfterEffects. Mostly the assignments were to practice as many different effects and techniques with the editing software, which is why the footage isn’t the most professionally shot; it wasn’t part of the program, so I used my cell phone camera. But these short video assignments gave me the chance to combine image and movement, as well as continue my hobby of mapping my new city through photography.
Every century, changes in technology allow a new art form to take hold. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it was the spread of the printing press that enabled the novel to reach the heights that it did. In the twentieth century, it was the feature film. Both exist today, and have their own advantages that will give them staying power well into the future. The novel remains the consummate look into the mind, and the written form is the best way to express ideas. Film has the potential to bring together many of the elements of storytelling from novels as well as drama, art, photography and music.