A Bio-Graphic

This graphic is a memento of a 60th birthday party, using twelve images of the birthday boy at various stages of life. It was printed 16 inches wide, mounted and matted in a prominent place at the party. Clockwise: newborn, high school, young adult, bodybuilder, bridegroom, stylish urbanite, hippie nostalgia, costumed as an ancient Egyptian, […]

A Video Memoir

A 5-minute video memoir chapter dramatized with pictures, animations, type, music, and sound effects. Starring my mother! I’m in the process of creating a biographical piece beginning with the 1920s. Luckily Mom has a nice clear voice and likes to tell stories. Today’s viewer expects to be entertained and diverted by such enhancements. Vimeo Music […]

Birthday Invitation

A photograph showing through a type element’s counter (enclosed negative space) is an unexpected frame for it. A banner calls attention to the title. Display font is “Tuesday Night” by PintassilgoPrints. The icons create a frame for the whole and convey an impression of the event at a glance! Placing the subtext in a separate […]

1-Minute Seattle Tasty tour

Vimeo’s “Weekend Challenge” theme: a tasty tour, displaying my city’s cuisine and general vibe. I boiled down scenes shot in several hours to fit the one-minute limit. The delightful relaxed and happy music is a track from Vimeo’s Music Store.

Westcrest Dog Park 2

I combined the video clips I shot on a July afternoon with a medley of 2 music tracks, and transitions that make it entertaining. The sky was hazy, making ideal photography conditions, much better than bright sunlight. Shooting animal activity requires attention to quickly moving action that otherwise would be lost forever! The Vimeo link […]

Video in the Dog Park 1

I plan to do more in the dog park because this one was fun! An hour in a nearby dog park yielded material for a one-minute video – part of my “Video in the Hood” series. The challenge was to extract the best clips from free-form dog activity. They don’t take direction, so I had to […]

Dream Challenge Video

My entry for Vimeo’s Weekend Challenge theme: a dream (a real one) portrayed creatively. The special effects and transitions here are meant to suggest the flowing, changing, impressionistic, illogical nature of dreams. Have you any photos, videos, or artwork like this? Please share them!

Video – Poppy seduces bees

Creative Video Weekly Challenge: Ever seen a kitty intoxicated by catnip? Apparently a poppy can do that to a busy worker bee. They aren’t supposed to enjoy their work this much. I happened to capture the honeybees’ unusual behavior in a neighbor’s garden, and conceived the mini-drama by thinking like a bee.  Pixel font text […]

Photos – “Time Warp” dancers

A slide show of my photos from the charming Rebel Belly Theater presentation “Time Warp” at Columbia City Theater in Seattle. Each performance interpreted a decade from the past in dance.