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Anna Wise – Precious Possession (A Live Document)

Director & Edit: j.vash
Feature: Anna Wise
Audio Mix: Dane Emerson Orr
Intro/Outro: iiki jade

Panasonic AG7350 Analog Transfer
JVC T-120SX

To debut this series, I wanted a live format that was a little different; blending my love for live performance, with the aim to capture the tones of surrealist art films of my past. Here, is composed of footage I’ve gathered over the past years, living in New York. All of it, to capture the eerie essence of (my interpretation) of her haunting track, and of New York itself. To confess, I first met Anna and shot this over 2 years ago. It is only now that I bring it to you, in my own selfish exploration of a new media. I had been a fan of their Brooklyn based project, Sonnymoon since years before, and it was a privilege to work with any artist you admire. To capture the elements I was looking for, I feel that the tape format introduces some beautiful artifacting in post, especially when you start shifting the tracking and color; it’s almost musical. The process is actually quite tedious; I actually shot this in 2k, on a Black Magic Ursa, before the analog transfer, so the color depth in the blacks are rich and subtle. Overall, this performance turned out truly special – I hope to continue to bring you more of this unique series, soon to come.

ZHU x DUST

“Magenta Sky” is a creative collaboration between musician ZHU and sci-fi channel DUST directed by Jeff Vash. Something between music video and sci-fi short film. The collaboration is part of the new album release “Ringos Desert “out September 7th, 2018. The song will be a special bonus track on the album’s forthcoming vinyl release.

Visit http://www.ZHUMusic.com for more. And expect more collaborations soon.

Directed by Jeff Vash
Exec. Producer: Alan Reyes
Producer: Rachael Horvath
Featuring: Lorena Medina, Itay Ohayon
Dir. Photography: Sean Emer
Gaff/AC: Nam Luong
Grip: Robert Walley
Prop: Nick Walley
Hair/Makeup: Nicole Sanchez
Wardrobe: Lyn Alyson, Jenna Lettera

DUST: We feature science fiction short films and other content from emerging filmmakers with stunning visual effects, captivating plots and complex character explorations. Robots, aliens, space exploration, technology, and human experience are all a part of DUST.

Opening V.O. Content reproduced with permission: www.jkrishnamurti.org.

 

special thanks to Silent Coyote, Gunpowder & Sky, Th3rd Brain

35mm Fuji400