Here are two additional installments to my work with Professor Ting Xu’s lab at UC Berkeley. The videos below go into the unique process they discovered to generate biodegradable plastics and why these new formulas can be such a strong alternative to common biodegradable plastics on the market today.
I’ve been inspired by desert landscapes a lot lately (in my filmmaking and artwork). Recently I completed a series that I’m really proud of inspired by New Mexico pueblos specifically called “The Developers”. It tells the story of two real estate developers who come into town and seek a profit in this arid and sacred landscape.
Below are three versions of this series. Robert Rauschenberg and the film Paris, Texas were both big influences on this series as well.
Hope you enjoy and feel free to follow my Instagram @paraprose to keep up with my most recent creative concoctions. I also sell prints and paintings there too 🙂
This is a film I wrote during the UCLA Summer Film Intensive program. This film was inspired by themes of identity and loss, and the idea of wanting to communicate with someone you love no matter the cost.
For a full interview with some of the cast and the director Chelsea Giles you can go here.
Recently I was lucky enough to contribute to the PBS Terra channel and their new series “Out of Our Elements” which explores science-related videos for a more diverse, younger audience.
I shot this footage at Professor Ting Xu’s lab at UC Berkeley, where I got to see these innovate biodegradable plastics be developed and decomposed and also extruded into wonderful spaghetti-like forms.
I also shot some other content at Ting’s lab which I’ll be releasing soon for Berkeley News. Enjoy!
Recently I made a video for Berkeley News about a paper (published by Science Magazine) which examines the leaping skills of squirrels using high speed cameras.
The information gathered in this research could help built better robots that have more nimble control of their environment, and can do maneuvers such as search through the rubble of a collapsed building for survivors. The data collected could also help create a better understanding of movement problems associated with aging — also watching squirrels leap in slow mo like ninjas is damn cute.
The photos I helped light and capture of our furry friends were also used for the August cover of Science Magazine! If curious, you can find the issue here.