Modern Romance

Short film, 2010
Designer, Editor

Visual music short film collaboration

Single-channel video (4:17)
Original public domain source material: D.O.A. (1950)

This piece was selected to be part of the inaugural New School Arts Festival, Noir. The video was shown as part of the Illuminating Noir gallery exhibition which was curated by faculty members Simone Douglas, Ben Katchor, and Christiane Paul and ran from April 1 – 9, 2011.

Through the manipulation of public domain film and sound composition, this piece investigates the meaning and use of gesture as it relates to human interaction. The project is a collaboration between myself, Spencer Snyder (musician/ composer), and Mark Lev (illustrator) and explores how these disciplines can be applied to create a visual music piece.

Retelling the narrative of the film noir classic, D.O.A. (1950), the progression of the film’s emotional arch and character relationships are reimagined to explore an alternative narrative through rhythm-based editing techniques and a new musical score.