Hometown: Fontana, CA
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|Biography||The work here is from work as old as 20 years, and was scanned from film, as well as more recent digital art. I post it all without shame, so that I can chronicle & see my own growth and development.
Los Angeles native who has traveled the northern half of the globe. I am a multimedia artst who features photography, music and videography in my work.
I changed my photo to a more conventional image, though I prefer having my work being seen or experienced than myself.
A tendency towards aloofness contradicts my sometimes overwhelming and enthousiastic 'gregarious personality' I have been told. I am very much an optimist at heart, but see the world through the eyes of a realist. My work tends towards impressionisim...
I am told I appear'physically imposing' or unapproachable while I work, but can be very charming once we know each other in a more natural and relaxed environment.
|Interests||One of the few people I have partnered with is Dr. Willie Mitchell of Anti-Self Destrction, Inc. We teach young people 14-21 years of age from the inner-city of Los Angeles how to produce, direct, film, edit and do research for video pieces for public broadcast. I also work with Patrick Gandy on a number of different projects, one of which is called 'The Silence Is Broken' that is an effort to make people more aware of not just the HIV/AIDS crisis facing the world, but crises in general. Patrick wrote the song 'The Silence Is Broken' and together we produced the music video that is on the site.
You can see some of our documentary work at http://www.thesilenceisbroken.com
You may also see the music video there by clicking in the upper right corner.
|Music||I did some 'time' at Unversity of North Texas School of Jazz as a saxophone major. I listen to a very wide and eclectic assortment of music, from classical, jazz and rock to experimental, deep house, trance and world music.
I spend time listening to the music that comes through to me from that ethereal world of dreams, working to translate what I hear as best I can with the skills and tools that I have...
|Films||I am an aspiring film-maker and have been in production of some documentaries I will try to give links to as they become available.
I enjoy movies from silent movies to Quinton Tarantino 'experiences.' My favorite western is 'Once Upon a Time in the West' by Sergio Leone. It was the only film where Henry Fonda played a villian (and a really mean one too!).
'The Day the Earth Stood Still' with music by Bernard Herrmann is one of my favorite Sci Fi films, even though by todays standards it is very low tech and maybe a little cheesy.
I love the visual splendour of the more recent Chinese martial arts films in the vein of 'Crouching Tiger...'
|Television||The History Channel, National Geographic, etc. I enjoy the Sci Fi channel, cartoons (old MGM, Warner especially)
House, Boston Legal.
Soon, some of the content I am creating will make its way on to television in the near future.
|Books||Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Cubase, Native Instruments and any new and Photoshop.
Some poetry, self-help/self-awareness/improvement books and an assorment of books on various theological topics. I read LOTS of humor, too...
|Heroes||My parents are my heroes for persersevering and surviving the adventure of raising six kids.
My fellow veterans and service men and women in service to their country who sacrifice the most and have the least to gain.
There are lots of other heroes, too, who do little things every day that help make this world a better place and get very little or no recognition, maybe even YOU...
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