When I was a kid, I dreamed of making movies, TV shows, cartoons, and radio shows. At times I would borrow my parent’s friend’s VHS camera and experiment with making short movies. In the summer of 2005 I had the opportunity to make a film for the a course I teach at Bethel University called Christianity and Western Culture. The quality of our film making was decidedly…not good But I was hooked and have been making (usually) bad videos ever since.
I am also very interested in interviews and oral history as the basis for films. I am a huge fan of the documentaries of Errol Morris. His 1997 film Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control is my absolute favorite. In the Spring 2018, I will be on sabbatical and am planning a big oral history film project. This site will be the home of a few of the bigger projects that are near and dear to my heart. I am not a professional by any stretch of the imagination. In truth, I usually don’t really know what I am doing. My goal is to just try to make today’s video better than yesterdays.
If you want to see my YouTube channel, feel free. But I must warn you. It is – by intention – not a neatly curated space. It more closely resembles rummaging through boxes of tapes and reels of film in someone’s digital basement. You’ll find a bunch of worthless junk there, but you might uncover an interesting gem as well. All of that is in the eye of beholder.
If you want to contact me, I can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org.