#002 in our collaborative series of Artist Spotlights with Alma Mater Tacoma—this one on Sarah Gilbert.
“We look for signs wherever we go: navigating the freeway, exploring a restaurant destination, searching for the bathroom. We seek out ‘signs of life,’ we talk about ‘telltale signs,’ and excavate our past for missed signs — red flags. We are obsessed with signs and signifiers as a species, always on the hunt for the visible that signals that we are on the right track. We believe, intrinsically, in right tracks and wrong tracks, and any song, poem, or proverb that speaks of paths or tracks will tell you that the right way always leads you home. In Sarah Gilbert’s latest work, Signs and Signifiers, Sarah explores ideas of way-finding—both in our species and beyond…” (read more)
#001 in our collaborative series of Artist Spotlights with Alma Mater Tacoma—this one featuring Gillian Nordlund.
“In a windowless room on the second floor of Spaceworks’ Creative House, Gillian Nordlund’s art erupts in pastel and neon bursts. She works in the corner of the small studio that she shares with her partner and fellow artist, Isaac Olsen. Fluorescent lights bounce off laminated letters spelling ‘C O M E F R I E N D I A N S’ strung triply in a banner across one wall, near a desk stacked with spools of thread, notebooks, paints, and a fortune-cookie note-adorned sewing machine that reads ‘choose your own path.’ When meeting Gillian—whose smile is as big and wild as her teased-out hair—there is never a doubt that this is her mantra…” (read more)
We worked with the Tacoma Film Festival once again—this year to help turn their annual poster art into moving pictures as promo videos. We combined original footage with an original score to complete the effect. The best part of this project was driving around Tacoma capturing the footage!
Here’s a quick recap of the first The Dance Hall we presented with Alma Mater at the Carpenters Building in Tacoma.
Thanks to DJ Press Play and Zodiac Supper Club for providing the music and the cocktails!
Allow us to present this music film we put together for our friends in Portland’s Bombay Beach. We used motion graphics, rephotographed footage and original footage to create this beast—we hope it only serves to make the band that much more mysterious than their music…
Seattle area producer and musical collaborator Phinisey is striking out on his own and releasing solo music—doing Something New…starting with this music film we created for him. We wanted him to exist in a dreamy blank slate miasma of color about to take shape into “Something New”—like the dawn of the universe or the morning sky. It’s Phinisey’s heartfelt delivery, though, that makes the visuals pop!
CASE STUDY 0002 // The Value of Nothing
poem / music / film by
Peter James Berkley
We teamed up again with the beautiful V. Contreras on this single-take, dusky, beachy film for her song Burn.
Our friend Jessica has a deep heart and a sharp eye. This makes her the ideal photographer—especially when it comes to family photography. With a young family of her own, she muses on her philosophy of capturing the “now” when it comes to those dearest to us.
To learn more about Jessica’s photography, visit her site: jessuhlerphoto.com
The final take away session from last summer’s Timber Outdoor Music Festival. We think this is a beautiful song and a heartfelt performance from Cumulus‘ Alexandra Niedzialkowski—enjoy!