I’ve been making movies since I was a kid. I had the awesome privilege of owning a Hi8 camera that essentially took the place of my right hand. I recorded everything from trips to Walmart, my voice messages with different backgrounds, to movies that I was sure that I would one day be able to edit “professionally”.
My “editing” process was simple then. I would record my content, transer it from Hi8 to VHS, set up my tripod in front of my tv, and proceed to make cuts, ad music and text (colored pieces of paper with peoples names or titles scotch taped to the screen) to my videos. The quality obviously dropped a bit but I didn’t care. I would then take these masterpieces, transfer them once more to a grip of tapes and then pass them out to my friends. I shudder to think that those tapes may still be out there… waiting for me.
My Video Making Game has upped a bit since then. I’ve gone into business for myself shooting and putting out other people’s stories and messages. The Movie bug is still in me though. Ultimately, the goal is short films and documentaries, and with my inclination towards horror, these dreams will naturally flow in that direction.
This was my attempt at a cinematic look & feel. It’s nothing deep or inspiring, but it marks the beginning of my new attempts at the goals I’ve made for myself. I was able to charm the beautiful Tamara Gray into being my test subject for these shots and I appreciate the hell out of her for playing along. I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of her in my future projects as well.