April 12, 2007

Yes, some news and a clean slate! I suppose the D I S H E S run is about over -- it's been shown at numerous venues and on my local PBS station here in Michigan, and will (hopefully soon) be available for broadcast on other PBS stations in the country. The DVD has sold well and continues to sell well. If you have not picked up a copy yet, they are still very much available!

People have asked what I've been working on lately. Since D I S H E S, I have completed two short video/animation pieces which are more, let's say, experimental in nature, and am currently working on a third. I really like doing these shorter works, and one day I hope to produce a compilation DVD of half a dozen or so.

I also created a for-hire documentary video on the installation of a Dale Chihuly exhibition right here in Kalamazoo and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. The exhibition is now over, but it drew almost 60,000 people, many of whom watched the 15-minute documentary that I produced. It was a great experience, and I even got to meet the artist himself. (I wish I could make a DVD of this project available, but due to copyright constraints, neither I nor the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts are permitted to do so. But it is available for loan at the KIA's library.)

In April of 2007, I finished Donut Day, a documentary I co-produced with Kalamazoo-area filmmaker Dhera Strauss. Check out our website for more info on that movie. Other projects I'm kicking around include a documentary about being Jewish in the midwest.

And a big thank you to everyone who checks this site out. Many of you have become friends, and with any luck, I'll be able to make it to this year's HLCCA conference.