Below is a series of experimental music video concepts created in collaboration with friends & creative partners. I created each video from scratch with no budget. Filmed with Canon EOS 60D. Zephyr & # edited with Final Cut Pro X. Flagellate & The Look edited with Adobe Premiere Elements.
ZEPHYR // ACCEPTANCE OF EXISTENCE (2016)
FEATURING "SAY HEY" BY KYLIE MINOGUE ©1997 SONY BMG
Zephyr (alternately titled Acceptance of Existence) is an abstract representation of psychological turmoil & how it opposes & prevents healthy personal sustenance. There is a cynical parallel drawn between the value of one's appearance & the pricelessness of their mental wellbeing, & even one's very own existence.
FEATURING "ANCESTORS" BY BJÖRK ©2004 ONE LITTLE INDIAN
# serves as a social commentary regarding the censorship of the female body. Throughout the video, the subject's voice & body are censored, amounting them both to equal worthlessness. The perturbing, unintelligible soundtrack is accompanied on screen by community guidelines of several social media which condemn female nudity, implying the nonsensical nature of such prohibition.
FEATURING "TUMOR" BY ALLIE X ©2015 UMG
Flagellate explores a malignant conception of reward & punishment, wherein both cause great harm. Throughout the film, the protagonist caters to the growth of her delicate botanicals, only to fail & subsequently use them to punish herself for her inadequacy. The title itself suggests this juxtaposition, referencing the act of flagellation (or self-harm), as well as a plant cell's beneficent flagellum.
THE LOOK (2014)
FEATURING "MALIBLUE" BY DARIUS ©2012 TERENCE N'GUYEN
The Look is an abstract commentary on narcissism. The film's superficial protagonist descends deeper & deeper into a realm of self-derealization, ironically by becoming more & more perceptive of her outward appearance. Through her meditation on the artificiality of her looks, she becomes incapable of recognizing herself, & in turn becomes numb to her internal unease. This video is my accepted college submission into Emerson's Visual And Media Arts program.