Below are two examples of video design work for other performing arts companies - dance and theater.
I also have worked over the years for various commercial motiongraphics companies, but not so interested in posting commercials here...
Harriet is a production by Musiektheater Transparant based in Antwerp. An exploration of the life and times of Harriet Tubman, the piece is part of soprano Claron McFadden’s cycle of female portraits, called “The Iron Maiden Chronicles”, about important woman of color in history. Drawing inspiration and imagery from historical images (Library of Congress), I made a mostly black and white video design that references engravings and silhouettes, with moments of accented bright reds. Following research of Harriet Tubman’s biographies, the production weaves a dreamlike narrative of symbolism and life events, including a life-altering head injury, her escape, and her part in saving many others in the underground railroad.
“Paredes’ music is beautiful and rich in details, and alongside subtle and rarefied textures it contains spikier sounds and in the fourth act even martial rhythms… The show is strengthened by the surprisingly inventive and sharply timed projections … in which Matreyek confronts documentary material such as old engravings with beautifully made animations, from concrete to abstract, which at some moments coincide precisely with the actions of both singers.”
“Harriet’ is anything but a hagiography, but thanks to McFadden’s intense and believable performance the protagonist grew into a gripping symbol of bottomless injustice. … ‘Harriet’ convinced as a stylised and layered art work that left the viewer shaken, even ashamed.”
NRC.nl ***** - 4 October 2018
De Volkskrant Nederland **** - 4 October 2018
Commissioned performance, performed at BAM (Brooklyn), Ace Hotel Theater (Los Angeles), Davies Hall (San Francisco), and Paramount Theater (Oakland) in April of 2016.
Originally a commissioned video for a planetarium performance by Lance Gharavi (Associate Professor and Artistic Director of Theatre in the School of Film, Dance & Theatre at Arizona State University), I later edited the video to function as a music video with Julia Holter’s music. The video tells the story of the giant-impact hypothesis, in which the proto-earth of 4.5 billion years ago collided with a mars sized planet, Theia. The debris that resulted from this imapact became earth’s moon.
Beneath (Have You In My Wilderness / Julia Holter)
music by Mileece
a short I directed/created for Lincoln
605 Collective - video design
605 Collective is a Vancouver, BC based dance company. We were both a part of the "Left Coast Leaning Festival" at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in 2011, and I became a big fan of their piece, Audible. in 2012, they asked me to collaborate on a video design for their new piece, Inheritor Album
Rude Mechs - video design
in 2009, I was asked by the Austin, TX based theater company, Rude Mechs, to create video elements for a new original musical, I've Never Been So Happy.
video: design content reel
a collection of some of the video design content made for the show