landscape environmental film set to the music of composer Jordan Kuspa
"Time Crunch" is a visual collaboration with composer Jordan Kuspa, set to the music of his same-named score. The landscape/environmental footage came together slowly over two years of travel that included Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nevada, Missouri, Russia and Denmark. Using familiar time-lapse techniques and framing movements — a multimedia combination of video footage, and still photographs in animation — it is in some sense by now a "genre piece" following the rich tradition of pioneering filmmakers like Godfrey Reggio and Ron Fricke. The intention, at the very heart of time manipulation itself, is to evince broad ruminations about our civilization, our consumption of resources, and our place in nature. "Time Crunch" debuted at the Smithsonian American Art Museum accompanying a live chamber orchestra performance of its score, with the 21st Century Consort conducted by Christopher Kendall. It became an official selection at the Ruby Mountain, James River Shorts, Chronos, Park City Film Music and Imagine Science Film Festivals. It subsequently returned to live synchronized screening with a performance by the Dallas Chamber Symphony on April 19, 2016 as a finalist in their Sight of Sound International Film Competition.