On Wednesday the 20th of February, we had another Lunchtime Lecture and Sasha Waters Freyer. She is the Department Chair of Photography and Film at VCU, and she is a Film maker. I mainly focused on her discussions regrading her short films. They remind me a lot of collages, but with a third detention of time added on. I liked the experimental nature of them and the visuals reminded me of serial killers for some weird reason. If the music was in a higher pitch and slower the clip we were shown could fit in a horror movie. Freyer said she liked to use "the medium of film as plastic artistic medium," akin to painting, especially in its shot structure. So, a self-identified painter, I immediately started to recognize the relationship between the two. They are both very fluid, time consuming art forms that need intense patience, and require so much planning(or winging it as many people[me] tend to do) and preciseness to achieve a certain goal. However, they both have an unrestricted freedom about them, allowing their creators to do whatever they want in order to express themselves. Although I would never try this medium, because I don't have nearly enough patience to work with technology, I appreciate it weirdness, also it seems really expensive, or at least Documentary work is expensive. I feel bad for her that this film making can't be her career and that she has to supplement it with teaching and writing, but I understand that not everyone can do what they love most as a profession, because if that was the case my sister would be a professional sleeper, and my brother would be a professional Fortnite addict. I appreciate the messages that she is trying to portray in her documentaries, giving a voice to outcasts, and people who usually don't get the spotlight, and I generally like her work.
I am a sleep deprived artist trying to make ends meet. :)