Official Selection / Finalist / Category Winner
Best Cinematography / Best Documentary Short
Mindfield Film Festival
Berlin Flash Film Festival (Germany)
Blue2Blue Drone Film Festival (Australia)
Largo Film Awards
Los Angeles Cinefest
Sacramento International Film Festival
Nashville Film Festival
Grenoble Street Art Festival
Houston International Film Festival
Shot entirely with a drone over 17 days in May/June 2017, SCALE is a black and white
non-narrative documentary short that proposes a quiet meditation on the notion of scale
and perception - featuring world renowned artist Guido van Helten
painting a monolith 200 foot tall abandoned grain silo mural in Nashville.
Film and Music by Brian Siskind
H and H Market - Closing Hours
H and H Market had been in business under the current ownership for 48 years, until December 22nd, 2018 when the store was open for the last time. The Nations neighborhood in West Nashville has grown and changed wildly, and with new apartments and condos surrounding the old corner store, it was time for the owners to sell the property and retire. I documented the final hours of not just a market, but a neighborhood crossroads.
Guerilla documentary film, drone, and soundtrack by Brian Siskind
Special thanks to Roger and Patty of H and H.
Guido van Helten mural - Faulkton, South Dakota
Shot entirely on the DJI Inspire 2
Finalist Blue2Blue Drone Film Festival Australia
Drone and soundtrack by Brian Siskind
Special thanks to the people of Faulkton, South Dakota
I have 25 years of professional creative work in realms from media production, music production, fine art photography, documentary film, new media, technology, and marketing as a Creative Director.
My independent film projects are immersed often in abandoned, forgotten places, and endangered historic properties. I also tell the stories of people in relation to place.
I see endless potential to use drones for artistic and commercial projects that expand perceptions - and for social good. Being a longtime music artist and visual artist, makes for an ideal marriage of the visual with the sonic.
I constantly wonder - what Mark Rothko would do with a flying camera? - or Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Yves Klein, James Turrell, Georgia O'Keeffe, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Alfred Stieglitz, or Weegie? This consumes me.
I live to make things.
Pecha Kucha Nashville
My presentation on drone photography and architecture/civic design at Nashville Pecha Kucha event
at the Frist Art Museum in partnership with the Civic Design Center.