By NINA RAMOS
This video was posted as an assignment for Professor Cindy Shearer’s CIA 7091: MFA Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop. As part of a community of artists working across art perspectives, students in this course get the chance to present their work and teach each other about their art form(s), practice, lineage and influences, and are challenged to inquire into the interdisciplinary arts as well as forms new to them.
After many years as part of software development teams that build creative tools, I've recently returned to video editing. This has proved an exhilarating experience reminding me just how much I enjoy producing video works. It's also great to have the technical insight when actively working on these programs.
One of the more fun projects I've generated is a teaser trailer for the SF Indie 2012 DocFest. With this piece, I was looking to showcase the drama of documentaries by juxtaposing a well known piece of music and connect it to scenes from the films being screened. Because there's a built-in emotional connection to the song, the real work rested on curating the images in an engaging way and pacing the editing to suit the mood. I believe I achieved this and am looking forward to continuing to increase my skills in this area.