a little longing goes away
video designer & camera operator
Sowmya Ashokkumar & Eben Hoffer
Eben & Isaac Hoffer
A Little Longing Goes Away is a new musical created by director/musician Eben Hoffer with playwright Sowmya Ashokkumar for the 16th annual Playground Festival, Carnegie Mellon's independent student & arts festival.
As video designer, I worked with the artistic team to showcase the emotional connection of the players with the music and narrative of the piece using live wireless camera operation.
"It's been months since you've spoken, but you get a phone call, you get a voicemail, from someone you know so well, that you know right away, that you need to get on the train, just in case, of something, the end of something you imagined, or worse: the end of something you actually knew. This is a concert play, of the train ride between a sister and a brother at the end of one kind of time." - director Eben Hoffer.
the way out west
asst. media designer
The Way Out West was a world premiere production commissioned by the Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama. Written by alumni Liza Birkenmeier and directed by directing faculty Kim Weild, TWOW explores the relationships and motivations of the scientists on the Manhattan project in the midst of WWII, and the modern implications of adopting comparable technology today.
Under the direction of designer Lucy Scherrer, I alongside assistant Joyce Wang, created iterative animated content to compliment the script and illustrate the atomic paradox of holding the fate of the world in one's hands and not knowing. We used influences from Allied propaganda and classic American video games to translate the story of the world's deadliest weapon to a call for engagement.
Directed by Tomé Cousin
Ragtime was the winter musical in Carnegie Mellon University's 2016-2017 season. I assisted the video engineer in the testing and installation of the projector system in CMU's Philip Chosky Theater, 450-seat proscenium stage. I also assisted the media designer in creating projected content for the show. Below are several animations, videos, and gifs I created.
Ragtime ran from February 23rd to March 4th.
All photo credits go to Louis Stein (www.lbsphoto.com).