Quarantine Videos: Découpage, Time-Lapse and Original Music
The pandemic has given me time to continue documenting my studio's evolution, as well as the projects built therein, inlcuding time-lapse & animated video assemblages of mixed-media découpage pieces being built, set to fresh remixes of music I composed, arranged & performed.
Mary What's Her Name
Pieces sliced straight from a quarantine dream, this photographic study of my studio is a tour of obsolescence. I wrote & performed the music, shot the pix.
Texaco No. 7
This is a time-lapse about cultural devastation and - maybe - a rise from the ashes (though we know what rebirth's worth in the end.)
“Seer/Sucker” aka “The Illustrated Man’s Guitar” is a mixed-media découpage exploration of better days in the USA.
The Spirit of ’59
“The Spirit of ’59” is a mixed-media découpage exploration of the days back when popular music was good.
“Chucks Reduxe” is a time-lapse of my studio shot in late-fall quarantine20 on a cheap-o camera with a soundtrack composed and performed by me.
LP Or Die
I made the mistake of leaving for college w/o laying down some ground rules, and my folks tossed my vinyl collection in the trash.
Death Throes of PC DOS
This time-lapse explores the intersection of color, serendipity and the lovely chaos brought about by a freshly-kaput 28-year-old computer.
Leon Loved The Snaked Girl
Named for characters in the film Blade Runner, this is a salute to Film Directors and DPs who could really set-up a shot. Music composed & performed by me.
Time-Lapse Outdoor Christmas Tree Lights
A family tradition for decades: stringing the lights on the tree in the traffic circle in front of our family home.
I've Been A Dev+Design Professor Since 2004
In nearly 20 years @ 4 colleges & universities I've taught coding courses; design courses; audio/video post-production courses; animation; art history, & plenty more.
Both on campus and remotely, I teach graduate, undergraduate and professional students in many different courses in diverse academic disciplines.
Front- and back-end design & development; graphic design & typography; WordPress; audio & video pre- and post-production; frame-by-frame animation; history of digital media culture; portfolio layout; book design, and more.
Media Arts & Technologies: Fundamentals of Graphic Design, II
Media Arts & Technologies: Professional Website Development
Media Arts & Technologies: Advanced Professional Web Technologies
Media Arts & Technologies: Web Portfolio (Capstone Course)
George Washington University
Graphic Design: Layout and Design of the Book
Digital Media Design: Frame-By-Frame Animation
Digital Media Design: Interactive Web Design I
The Corcoran College of Art + Design
Art History: Digital Media Culture
Graphic Design: Junior Studio Core, Graphic Design III
New Media Photojournalism: Graduate Program, Audio Production: Speed of Sound
New Media Photojournalism: Graduate Thesis, Directed Study
New Media Photojournalism: Senior Thesis, Directed Study
Digital Media Design: Senior Thesis, Digital Media Design IV
Digital Media Design: Junior Studio Core, Digital Media Design III
Digital Media Design: Interactive Web Design II
Digital Media Design: Interactive Web Design I
Digital Media Design: Sound Design
Digital Media Design: Flash Animation
The Catholic University of America
Interactive Media Design: Audio Production & Design
Interactive Media Design: Video Art w/Final Cut Pro
Interactive Media Design: Intro to Dreamweaver
Interactive Media Design: Intro to Flash
SOME CLIENT & PERSONAL WORK
Working with clients of all sizes, I am highly skilled at creating custom database-driven interactive solutions using WordPress, PHP, mySQL, jQuery, AJAX & Bootstrap. Database management is a specialty.
Most people in my field do web development *or* web design – I do both back- and front-end. I am well-versed in creating innovative applications serving up API-driven rich content from Scribd, Flickr, SoundCloud, YouTube, Twitter, Google Custom Search, Disqus, Wufoo and others.
I specialize in creating interactive storytelling experiences through integrating custom programming and open-source APIs in WordPress
“Without owning up to any one style, [this music is] an impressive string of songs, a mixture of come-ons, kiss-offs, and sundry attitudes that are equipped with sharp melodic and rhythmic hooks that have more than a little bite as well...all are intriguing slices of pop, well-written and neatly arranged.” - Mike Joyce -
Original Song: “I Really Didn't Mean It”
When I wrote “I Really Didn’t Mean It”, I was thinking of a 'Buck Owens backed by the Stones in '65 with the drummer from Blondie' kind-of-thing, with a bouncy Buddy Holly-type guitar solo too.
This song was performed here by one of my 1st bands, The Revellaires, released on Top Records. Play it loud. Sing along.
Aptitude tests in high school reported I was best suited to be a farmer.
Expelled my senior year from Gonzaga College High School in Washington, I was a high school drop-out for awhile, living the life of a musician, playing shows and trying to get my bands signed to record contracts.
Eventully I was accepted by the Catholic University of America despite having neither a high school diploma nor GED or SAT scores. I made Dean’s List and graduated from CUA with a BA in American History. >> Would you like to know more? <<
Unplugged Since 1992
For nearly 30 years, I have been studying American heritage while living a pop culture hermitage: