Handing over the Viola case to Derek Reeves from the Fort Wayne Philamonic and various other musical side projects. This project was inspired by , Sigur Ros, Miles Davis, Snarky Puppy and all things Jazz.
My film endeavors are mostly linked to my musical and performance art. Some are created under the name, R.Dakota. The first of which was a trailer in a surrealist film style. For this particular short I captured footage of two incredibablly talented dancers in the dark, and layered it with footage of me performing. This process is not disimilar to my digital illustration work in photoshop.
The idea was to be mysterious in order to draw people to come to the performance which was held at Jennifer Ford Art, Fort Wayne. I performed a set of my own creation with the amazing improvised violin play of Felix Moxtar.
I have much of the film footage for building material to create a proper short film in the future.
Director : Frank Louis Allen (R.Dakota)
Crew and Lighting : Adam Carpenter, Gary Coker, Steve Franks.
Dancers : Mandie Kolkman and Ashley Benninghoff
The full musical performance on the day can be viewed here as filmed by Kara Stewart Allen.