These "music videos" betray the commercial agendas of traditional music videos
with their slick overly-produced, multiple fast cuts of the featured singer, musician
or band. By deconstructing the music video genre, I am free to follow my imagination
and fulfill the creative impulse. The music in these videos are by individuals and bands
I personally know who granted me permission to use their work.
- Anter
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~ all images link to video ~





THE MAN WITH THE HANDLE ON TIME (2020; 4:53 min)
A short surrealistic film about the elusive nature of time.
Featuring Steve Mobia. Song by Michelle Bellerose.



FOREST PATH IN THE TIME OF COVID (2020; 2:49 min)
A brief walk in the nearby woods of southwest Portland during
the pandemic. Set to music by J.S. Bach; Sylvi Alli, organ.


np

THE MODERN PROMETHEUS (2020; 5:18 min) Portland dancer
Douglas Allen and I collaborated on a ritual dance for a scene in
my 2020 feature film, "The Vanishing Field". The unused footage
inspired the creation of this music video with a track from Seattle
WA synth band, The Science of Deduction.



fear

THE HOUSE OF FEAR (2020; 5:15 min) By combining one of
Sylvi's song "House of Fear" with footage from my 2005 feature,
The Greater Circulation I was able to explore a kind of tone story
of love lost and gained.
CGI by Michael McWhirter.


nor

NORTH (2019; 3:32 min.) Sylvi recorded my spontaneous vocals
during a paratheatre session and then added her vocals afterward
to counterpoint mine. I shot this footage years later during one of our
many forest walks one wintry afternoon near our Portland home.



SONG TO THE SIREN (2018; 3:30 min.) Tim Buckley's
haunted song arranged and sung by Sylvi edited to excerpts
from "Lily in Limbo" our first film collaboration (1996; 26 min)
Featuring Sylvi as the woman wandering the mazes.


under

"UNDER" (2018; 3:50) A sisterhood of ghosts trapped and
finally escaping from a labrynth (originally made for our 2018
ParaTheatrical ReSearch production of "Escape from Chapel
Perilous
") Song by Sylvi.


shad

SHADOWPLAY (2017; 4:31 min.) Dramatization of an
internal psychic confrontation between the Ego and its Shadow
(originally produced for our 2017 ParaTheatrical ReSearch
production of "Soror Mystica"
) Music and vocals by Sylvi
with Beth Vandervennet, cello


dream

NAIAD (2014; 4:15 min) Imagining a world inhabited by a Naiad,
a Feminine Water Spirit (originally made for my 2012 ParaTheatrical
ReSearch video document "dreambody/earthbody"
). Music by
Alio Die & Sylvi from their CD "Amidst the Circling Spires"


raven

THE MORRIGAN (2013; 2:12 min) Conjuring the presence of
The Morrigan, the Irish Raven goddessfor my 2013 film "The Book
of Jane
". Coru Cathubodua priestess Morpheus Ravenna performed
the ritual dance; CGI processed by Michael McWhirter. Song, vocals
& music by the late, great Michelle Bellerose.


 


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