Short Film: LIGHT ON WATER, 15min., USA, Experimental

Following a series of abstract photos called Light on Water, I made this short film to capture the natural world in an abstract way, and to combine moving images with ambient generative music. Light on Water is a capture of a moment and place in time as I floated in my kayak in the Atlantic near Rockport, Maine.

For the soundtrack, inspired by Brian Eno’s work with tape loops, I made a system for generative music using only my Telecaster and effects pedals. Once the system is set in motion with only a few notes, they repeat and evolve, ebb and flow, and cascade and oscillate with little to no further input. Like the moment captured in the video, the music is ephemeral; the loops used to create the soundtrack were erased after recording. They cannot be recreated the same way again.

Soundtrack mastered by Joe Kelly at Suburban Elvis Recording.

The soundtrack is available on Bandcamp via the project link.

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By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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