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Ben Levin Group - Foreverman

Foreverman is a collaboration with Ben Levin Group, using a combination of stop-motion, frame animation, live action, and vector animation to illustrate one movement from a larger musical story of transformation. The piece brings together the tools of my professional work with craft and puppetry ideas stolen from my theatre career, part of an emerging everything-and-the-kitchen-sink approach to animation.

Bent Knee - Leak Water (Official Video)

Leak Water is a non-narrative piece of music, a mix of emotions felt at one moment stretched out over several minutes. The narrator of the text is a child, frustrated and in pain while having her hair combed. This is a moment that looks trivial from the outside, but is very real to the person experiencing it, and also a strange sort of proxy war between individual freedom and standards of beauty, fought by parent and child.

MURDERCASTLE: How To Make A Rock Opera (Official Trailer)

MURDERCASTLE: How To Make A Rock Opera is a feature-length documentary that follows the Baltimore Rock Opera Society as they produce their darkest, most challenging production - the story of serial killer H. H. Holmes.

Secret Dog Brigade - Visualizing Music and Story

Secret Dog Brigade is a Boston-based music collective, supporting several different projects with overlapping members and influences. I have been working with the group for the last 8 years creating visual representations of the ideas and emotions in their music.

  • Ben Levin Group - Foreverman

    Foreverman is a collaboration with Ben Levin Group, using a combination of stop-motion, frame animation, live action, and vector animation to illustrate one movement from a larger musical story of transformation. The piece brings together the tools of my professional work with craft and puppetry ideas stolen from my theatre career, part of an emerging everything-and-the-kitchen-sink approach to animation.
  • Bent Knee - Leak Water (Official Video)

    Leak Water is a non-narrative piece of music, a mix of emotions felt at one moment stretched out over several minutes. The narrator of the text is a child, frustrated and in pain while having her hair combed. This is a moment that looks trivial from the outside, but is very real to the person experiencing it, and also a strange sort of proxy war between individual freedom and standards of beauty, fought by parent and child.
  • ThatOneEyedKid - Always

    ThatOneEyedKid's music brings energetic dance-pop elements into unhappy stories, which I've always felt sends a message that everything will be ok in the end. The video we designed for the track "Always" used lighting changes and curtain moves to create changing environments within a single take. I wanted the piece to feel like theatre, where there's always positivity behind even a sad story.
  • Ben Levin - Grown Up

    The track Grown Up is an experiment in spoken word and digital music production. I wanted to match this stripped-down process with a studio project that emphasized the performer. We spent a day changing wardrobe and movement elements and digging into the meaning of the words.
  • Bent Knee - Say So

    The album "Say So" features characters who are trapped, or unable to speak. I started working with a Red Riding Hood theme, which quickly morphed into a more anonymous person lost in the woods, surrounded by life but unable to communicate.

Portraits

My ongoing portrait series works with one person at a time to discover a heightened, heroic, mythicized version of their personality. These shoots are a chance to explore, to play with artifacts from someone's life in a narrative setting.

MURDERCASTLE: How to Make a Rock Opera

In 2013, my partner Matt Kelley and I began documenting the working process of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS) as they began a new show, built a headquarters in the Bell Foundry, and rehabbed an old theater. The company grew and adapted through challenging script material, code issues and space shutdowns, internal conflict, and a lot of hard work. The resulting story is an example of what a dedicated group of people can achieve.

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About Greg

Baltimore City

I'm a video, photography, theatre and music person. I like the intersection of reality and fantasy, and the way each grows out of the other. I've been working with the Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS) for the last 7 years, and it's brought me in touch with puppetry, performance, and music. This combines... more

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