“This timelapse is a compilation of shots taken over the span of 6 months. It’s an ode to my development as a filmmaker in the past 3 1/2 years. It’s a night and day comparison to just a few years ago when I barely knew how to work a camcorder. The collision part comes in December when I graduate. I do not know what is in store for me, but I’m confident that I will continue to do what I love best.
This is a tribute to those who believed in me even during tough times. To my friends and family, I cannot thank you for your moral and financial support. My dreams would not fully be realized without you.
Many months ago I told my friend and collaborator Luke Wieting that I would be doing a timelapse piece so he ambitiously composed a score to supplement the visuals. He his a masterfully talented composer and I’m glad to know him as a close friend and filmmaker. Featured in the music is Stephanie Young who makes the piece come alive with an emotionally charged violin performance.”
“Sand Dancer featuring sand artist Peter Donnelly by Valerie Reid Force Five Films
Winner international film awards. Honourable Mention Tribeca Film Festival 2007. Winner Best Doc Foursite USA, Winner Best Documentary Magma Film Festival New Zealand, Winner Audience Choice Award Golden Horse, Taipei,Finalist Nomineee Best Doc,Heart of Gold Australia
special selection Top of the Rockerfeller Centre
Producer Valerie Reid about world famous New Zealand sand dancer sand artist Peter Donnelly, “
“I spent a week capturing one of the biggest aurora borealis shows in recent years.
Shot in and around Kirkenes and Pas National Park bordering Russia, at 70 degree north and 30 degrees east. Temperatures around -25 Celsius. Good fun”
“I proudly present the first music video for Alexander!
MUSIC BY: Alexander
SONG: A Million Years
LABEL: Community Records
DIRECTED BY: Benjamin Kutsko
PRODUCED BY: Jack Richardson”
“Urban Abstract is a journey across urban space that unfolds in forty, 5 second parts. The journey, in one, two and three dimensions, is a bit like abstract surfing in which the original destination is only reached after a number of seemingly random yet linked detours occur. Points , lines, planes and other abstract elements create a journey through an Urban Abstract.
The space between things is as important as intended space, perhaps creating a fourth dimension. Meaningful shapes and purposes occur in this dimension’s reality as well. The concept of negative space has meaning here.
Nature plays a part as well. To be able to understand and differentiate what is urban one has understand what is nature. Continue reading