My autobiographical collage film.

In My Head is a sort of autobiographical rumination, constructed of ephemera I have collected throughout my life (photographs, home movies, letters, writings, clips from favorite movies growing up, etc, whatever & whatnot … you know, stuff).  It began with my postcard collection, then my movie poster collection, then it got sentimental & nostalgic.  Although deeply personal, I must warn viewers that I am a very unreliable narrator.

Amber World w.i.p.

Amber World or Tripped in Amber, something like that, exists as a set of abstracted loops constructed from single frame images (from the American Museum of Natural History), mainly dinosaurs, layered, animated and creatively degraded (as to render the original images incoherent, and yet, still organized).

“The Age of Reptiles” by Rudolph Zallinger

thegreatageofdinosaurs-101This is a partial view of a large mural (110 feet wide, 16 feet high) completed in 1947 by art student Rudolph Zallinger for the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.  A few years later, it appeared in LIFE Magazine as a part of the “The World We Live In” series which was later published in book form in 1955.  For kids growing up in the 1950s, this was our “go-to” reference on what life might have looked like when dinosaurs ruled the earth.  Obviously, thinking about this subject has evolved over the last 60 years, but this retro depiction still charms me.  I dream that some day, someone will make a science fiction film where people travel back in time to the age of dinosaurs, and find a world not unlike Zallinger’s “Age of Reptiles”.