Welcome to phlea.tv, the online home of my studio and portfolio.
To view freelance work samples: FILM & TV WORK. I design, direct, composite, animate, and create special effects for many different types of projects: commercials, independent film, titles, animations, etc.
My art work is here: VIDEO & INTERACTIVE PROJECTS and here: PAINTING & DRAWING. I make drawings, paintings, animated video and interactive installations, using physical computing and programming in Processing and OpenFrameworks.
If you'd like further information, please feel free to contact me by email: hello at phlea dot tv
ITP RESIDENTS SHOW 2012
Dumbo Arts Festival
September 28th - 30th
Captain Ever's Substation
Interactive Installation, Projection
A ship's wheel sits in front of a large porthole window, filled with an animated scene of underwater mountains in subterranean low light. A rumble sounds in the distance. Spinning the wheel turns the landscape, revealing entrenched habitats, submarines, lantern boats, minerals and creatures intertwined. Everything moves in an unhurried manner, shimmering and flickering, trailing in the current. A farrago of characters, representing confidence, mischievousness, silence, fear, concentration. Messengers and rogues.
by Molly Schwartz and Zevensuy Rodriguez
Audio by Ariel Nevarez
MONITOR DIGITAL FESTIVAL
September 25th - 30th
Physical Installation, Projection
An underwater lava explosion shatters an ice sheet into a field of smaller ice floes. The heat from the eruption reanimates dormant microbes that propagate quickly in their newly warmed habitat. A few spark up randomly, ramping up to an all out struggle for life. An obscured battle that happens below the surface, suggesting new life after the cataclysmic event.
Shards of broken sea ice hang a few feet above the viewer, dangling from string secured 40 ft up. The ice floes jut out from the wall of a dark, cavernous interior space, forming a gently moving arc. The projection points downward and is obscured by the ice floes. The point source of the projection becomes the obscured sun. The visual content is a generative animation of multiple factions at war. "Whatever is not me, I consume." Consume or be consumed. This is a struggle for turf, for life; the underlying level in a world of three dimensions: ocean floor, ocean surface and sky.
by Molly Schwartz and Ariel Nevarez
STOP & GO 3-D
Stop-Motion Animation Festival + Exhibition
Premieres this May/June 2012 Netherlands, Germany & Croatia
13 October • Studio Quercus, Oakland, CA, US
February - June 2012
The Paley Center in New York
This exhibit examines the new ways we can physically experience television and video through a series of interactive installations that move, emote, and react to the presence of a viewer.
Curated by Gabriel Barcia-Colombo with commentary by Paley Center curator Ron Simon, featuring the work of students and alumni from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University.