It’s been a while since I’ve worked on a professional film set. And even longer since I enjoyed doing it, haha. (Let’s just say it could be the opposite of nurturing sometimes, and I did not have a thick skin at the time.) The projects I really enjoyed were the smaller productions, when I got to be more a part of the creative process. Here are a few of my favorite projects:
The Christian Eye: An Essay Across England (2007)
Winner of a Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter Emmy Award: Best Student Production (2008) and a Utah Broadcasters Association Gold Award: Best Documentary (2008).
The Christian Eye is a documentary that focuses on writing students on a trek across the United Kingdom as they learn about writers that used to live there and discover things about themselves that force them to grow spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally.
I met my now husband while making this documentary, so I have special feelings for it. Also, it was just an amazing experience to make and I got to work with truly wonderful people.
Burton Silverman: Drawing the Intimate Space (2007)
A short documentary that delves into the creative philosophies of artist Burton Silverman. See a clip here or here. I worked on this with two of my favorite filmmakers Steve Olpin and Tim Irwin. We had a ton of fun filming it. One of the best on-the-job experiences ever.
The Faux Law Group Series
This is a group of short, educational videos I made for my father-in-law’s law firm, where my husband is now a partner too. If you’ve got legal questions, you might find these videos helpful. For everyone else the subject matter might be pretty dry, but I had a lot of fun drawing and editing the animations.