Freak

About: Originally a stage play, this filmed adaptation shows John elucidating his coming up as a youth in Queens, New York. Comic influences ranging from the physicality of the rubber-boned, Robin Williams to the acerbic wit of the late great Richard Pryor are evident in this high energy 60 minute special. Production Notes: A dazzling and dizzying interpretation I created in 1999 of the HBO Promo format for the 1998 HBO Television special John Leguizamo’s “Freak”. I imagined having the task of being an AVID editor from yesteryear interpreting Leguizamo’s manic energy as visual language.

Belonging

About: An exploration of live projection, animation, and physical manipulation of setting in outdoor spaces. The video is set to the incomparable Alfred Darlington’s “Belonging”, taken from his 2014 “The Light Brigade” LP. Production Notes: This video has roots in the magic lantern and phantasmagoria theater of the late 1700s. Shot on location at Orlando’s Azalea Park.