Lafayette College’s 2016 Commencement Video

Lafayette’s 2016 Commencement video follows the tradition and journey of the sword of the Marquis de Lafayette, as well as the student recipient of the Pepper Prize. Established by George Wharton Pepper, the Pepper Prize is awarded annually to the senior “who most nearly represents the Lafayette ideal.”

This is the first video I’ve produced from beginning to end with Lafayette College, and one that really went outside of the box in comparison to previous videos produced for the college. I hope you enjoy, please share if you like!

Tom Hanks at Lafayette College

Tom Hanks visited Lafayette College to give an informal talk with friend and author, Don Miller, and president of the Lafayette College, Alison Byerly. Tom talked about the notable roles and experiences he’s had working in the film industry, notably films set during World War 2. Miller, a WW2 historian, has collaborated with Tom on many occasions, including the HBO miniseries The Pacific, and Masters of the Air, which is based on Miller’s bestselling book.

Pecha Kucha in Easton, PA

The Easton chapter of Pecha Kucha is quickly gaining momentum! If you are not familiar with Pecha Kucha, here’s the breakdown: Presenters for the event prepare 20 slides that advance automatically every 20 seconds. The topics are open and picked by the presenters, and are usually on an interest, experience, or skill set of the presenter. On the presenter’s cue, the timer starts, and slides begin (for a total presentation time of 6 minutes and 40 seconds). Here are a few shots taken at the Easton Hospital Gallery at the State Theatre for the Arts. Enjoy!


For more information, visit the Easton Pecha Kucha website, or their Facebook.


Alex + Caleb Wedding

Alex & Caleb’s wedding was hands down one of my favorite weddings to film. Held at Fox Hill Farm, the gorgeous and poetic location mirrored couple’s personality perfectly. They are so happy they chose to make a film of their wedding, and they look forward to sharing it with their future children.

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What Made it So Scary – Tales From the Darkside

What Made it So Scary?
The Opening Title Sequence from Tales From the Darkside

Created by George A. Romero, “Tales from the Darkside,” premiered on October 29, 1983, officially ending its 90-episode run on July 24, 1988. The series featured several episodes written and directed by acclaimed horror writers/directors Clive Barker, Tom Savini, Michael Bishop, and Michael McDowell.

Although the series itself had achieved a warm reception, it was the title sequence that appeared to have really “sold the show.” Many viewers who watched it seemed to have a better memory of the first minute than the remaining 29. Now much older, I, through the eyes of a filmmaker, and Jeff Gilotti, through the ears of a musician, revisit the title sequence and determine what made it so scary.

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The Knowing Within Photos

The Knowing Within are a four piece alternative post-hardcore/rock band from Orlando, FL. The band played an intimate acoustic performance when tech problems arose early in their set at Lyrics18407 in Carbondale, PA.


For more info, visit The Knowing Within’s Facebook and check out their Music.

Automated Storage and Book Retrieval System at Marywood University

Marywood University’s Learning Commons houses the majority of the university’s collection of print materials. The materials are stored and retrieved though the Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS). This project was a collaboration between myself and librarians Amanda Avery and Leslie Christianson, as an informational video to show the transition from shelved to binned storage.

Each and every book made the journey to the new library. Watch as we follow one particular book who was very excited to travel from the LRC to its new home in the ASRS.

Rekindle Your Creativity – Inspiration

Inspiration can be a godsend. It is the spark that keeps us going, and the spark that keeps us creating. Often throughout our journey as artists and creators we lose sight, become stagnate, or even worse, bitter and resentful. It is important that we remember what initially drew us to a medium, and what called to us to create.

Creative people are generally curious of the outside word, and often gain inspiration from items outside of their normal daily interactions. That being said, try this exercise when you are at a low point and need inspiration:

Create a folder on the desktop of your computer (or print out images and make them into a book) of items that inspire you. The items don’t have to strictly be your medium of choice, and can fall outside of typical artwork. They can be not only photographs, sculptures, paintings, but also colors, words, poems, patterns, videos, people, quotes, etc. The key is to venture outside of our medium. Refer to your collection when needed to re-spark or reinstate inspiration and continue creating.

Still frames from films that inspire me (The Tree of Life, The Fountain, Blue Velvet, The Holy Mountain, Mario Bava):

As a filmmaker, photographer, poet, and performance artist, I often dabble between mediums, but generally have stuck to one style in each. For example, with photography I have stuck to straight photography (using only photographic images). Recently revisiting poetry as a performance art, I’ve found with several of my pieces (and one particular series of Dada inspired poems)  a way to incorporate them into performances. I’ve also been inspired to do a first with my photography,  merge written words from my poetry into photographs.

Photographs and photographers that inspire me (Pictorialism, Surrealism, Paul Strand, Alexander Rodchenko, Anne Brigman, Elliott Erwitt, Clarence White):

Quotes about inspiration from individuals who have initially inspired me to create, and keep creating:

Kurt Vonnegut – 2006, a group of high school students asked celebrated author Kurt Vonnegut to visit their school. He sent them the absolute perfect response (excerpt):

“What I had to say to you, moreover, would not take long, to wit: Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow. Seriously! I mean starting right now, do art and do it for the rest of your lives. Draw a funny or nice picture of Ms. Lockwood, and give it to her. Dance home after school, and sing in the shower and on and on. Make a face in your mashed potatoes. Pretend you’re Count Dracula.” Read the rest of Vonnegut’s letter

David Lynch – “We think we understand the rules when we become adults but what we really experience is a narrowing of the imagination.”

“This idea comes to you, you can see it, but to accomplish it you need what I call a “setup.” For example, you may need a working shop or a working painting studio. You may need a working music studio. Or a computer room where you can write something. It’s crucial to have a setup, so that, at any given moment, when you get an idea, you have the place and the tools to make it happen. If you don’t have a setup, there are many times when you get the inspiration, the idea, but you have no tools, no place to put it together. And the idea just sits there and festers. Overtime, it will go away. You didn’t fulfill it–and that’s just a heartache.”

Werner Herzog – “Expand your knowledge and understanding of music and literature, old and modern.”

“What most impressed us was Werner’s passionate mission to cultivate a sense of urgency in lighting a fire under our asses to make films that have big stories and convey a sense of poetry, wonder and awe. He wanted us to write, film and edit as if we were on death row and they were coming to strap us to the gurney. There is no time to waste on fear or self-doubt. You’re about to die. It takes a ridiculous amount of courage and inner fortitude to follow your instincts. It’s not for the faint of heart. Be up to the task.”- Marie Francoise Theodore

Rachel and Vince Wedding Video

We had an amazing time filming the wedding of Rachel & Vince at Fiddle Lake Farms, in Thompson, PA. It’s a gorgeous venue that we both fell in love with, and can honestly say that one of the most picturesque locations we have shot.

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Pennsylvania Art of the State 2015

Over the weekend I visited the Art of the State juried exhibition in Harrisburg, PA. My piece “Dream #1” was accepted into the show, marking the second year my work has been selected, the first being in 2010. I’ve included larger images of both accepted photographs below.

The exhibit is held at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and was the 48th year the annual event took place. Submissions were open to all PA residents, and the categories included: Painting, Craft, Work on Paper, Photography and Sculpture. If you would like to check out the exhibit, it’s up until September 13, 2015. Here’s a shot of me next to my work (thanks to Kenny Luck for snapping the shot) as well as a larger version, and the piece that was accepted for the 2010 exhibition.

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