A man and a woman regretfully hold back their true emotions for each other.
With ‘Ay’ I was interested in exploring the games of desire that people play against themselves and others. It is a piece about our true desires facing a societal expectation to contain oneself.
‘Ay’ is a short experimental film written, directed, and co-starring myself Dominican American artist Alina Maria Rancier. The music is written & performed by me under my musical alias 'Heart of Fangs'.
DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, EDITOR, PERFORMANCE ARTIST Alina Maria Rancier
CINEMATOGRAPHER Erik Rasmussen
COLORIST Evan Kultangwatana
VISUAL EFFECTS Adalberto Nivar & Johniel Cordero
'Ay Ay I' Heart of Fangs
'Realise Realise' Zooey
DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER, EDITOR Alina Maria Rancier
CINEMATOGRAPHY Matt Klammer
COLORIST Ben Perez
‘Realise Realise’ is a video piece about being so unconsciously afraid of intimacy that one just lives off of the initial spark and passion of a romantic relationship, but then for a million reason fear takes over once a deeper intimacy begins to form. So one runs off too afraid to face it, too uncomfortable to stay still in this possible love we have found.
The video is also a modern metaphor to what dating feels like in a big city like NYC where online dating might make you feel like there are endless possibilities out there.
ZOOEY - Realise Realise
'Persephone Dreams' NZCA LINES
DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, ART DIRECTOR, EDITOR Alina Maria Rancier
CINEMATOGRAPHER Matt Klammer
AD Felipe Esteban
COSTUMES Laura Isabel Fernandez
COLORIST Evan Kultangwatana
VFX Erik Rasmussen
"If only the wind slowed down, I'd feel you were here some how.... it carries me back...straight into you..."
Music video for the band NZCA LINES (pronounced Nazca lines).
Melancholic and magnetic Persephone holds a dark secret, deep inside herself. On a night out, while numbing her inner demons, she meets Roman: a sweet charmer, who can’t avoid her pull. Will he get lost in her darkness?
The music video is about how one can get lost within that lucid hopeful promise of a new love, and how we can get sucked in and possibly disappear into the other lover’s darkness. It is also about that lonely, empty feeling within one’s chest and wanting to fill it with in this case, a lover.
NZCA LINES "Persephone Dreams"
'Infinite Summer' NZCA LINES
DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, EDITOR Alina Maria Rancier
CINEMATOGRAPHER Isaac Eastgate
Video for NZCA LINE'S song "Infinite Summer". I wanted to make a hot sexy abstract video for it, it was initially intended to just be used as live performance background visuals. We shot some extreme closeups of sweat on glistening bodies, cut in some tropical footage I shot down in Dominican Republic, had some fun underwater shooting and then waterfall moments.
Infinite Summer - NZCA LINES Live Show Visuals
NZCA LINES Live Visuals
CREATIVE DIRECTOR, EDITOR, DIRECTOR, ANIMATOR Alina Maria Rancier
Joe Dejardin and Matteo Mastrandrea of Taxonym and I collaborated in the making of NZCA LINES's "Infinite Summer" Tour's Live Show Experience. Together we created a series of 12 different videos along with the stage and light design for it.
Here is an edit of the whole night and the fours videos I made for it.
Nzca Lines Live at the Village Underground
"Work" NZCA LINES Live Show Visuals
Nzca Lines - "Sunlight" Live Show Visuals
'Crying my Whole Heart Out'
DIRECTOR, ART DIRECTOR Alina Maria Rancier
CINEMATOGRAPHER Chris Heinrich
Music video for Clementine & the Galaxy. I lead my art dept. and with them made those paper waves and cotton clouds, the heart piñatas, and other sets. I added the explosion effects and confetti in CGI through After Effects.
Crying My Whole Heart Out by Clementine and the Galaxy