Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Please support my latest project:

this is an amazing project and I've only raised $100 of my $3000 goal with 54 days left to get the rest!

check it out! (i promise itll be worth it)

and remember a $15 dollar donation will secure you a limited edition re-mapping our (his)Stories t-shirt!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Artist Statement?

here it is! ( i think )

The Trek Project is the culmination of a journey. For me this project has been an experiment, an investigation, an interrogation. Creating this project has sent me into some of the most uncomfortable places in my soul; time spent interrogating systems of oppression that I have both opposed but also supported. Examining all of this I repeatedly asked myself what is my stake in all of this? Who am I to create this story?
It is a question that this movie does not answer, rather it pushes it further, complicates the lines of borders, travel and story. I created this project to give back to an organization that has given me endless opportunity and perspective. What I give to you, the viewer, is a piece of this, a piece of the journey and a chance for perspective. What will you do with it?

Sunday, March 21, 2010


ok, so, its about 2 months late, buuuuut, the editing of El Trompo is done!
the video will be ready to screen soon, all that has to happen is final sound editing and subtitles.

ALSO The Trek Project itself is also almost done!
one of the big barriers to completing the project is that I need to work on the timeline of US Latin American History and make it more graphically appealing, you can see the timeline in the previous post, if anyone has any ideas/drawings they think would work well with the timeline send them along!

Hopefully the next few weeks will go smoothly and the piece will be screening and released soon!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

3rd and (almost) Final Cut

Last sunday I finished the last major rough cut of El Trompo, it is posted on vimeo:

or below:

3rd Cut El Trompo Best Quality from Helyx Chase on Vimeo.

the password is the same as the last two times and if you don't know it just email me ( or Facebook me and I will let you know.

Also as far as the rest of the project is concerned I am posting the rough version of the timeline below:

As you can probably guess production has been pushed back a little farther than I originally intended. However, I promise it will be worth it!