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Brian Siskind creates sublime and contemplative films, original music, and authentic content that performs.
Siskind's drone cinematography and documentary work have been featured on major networks, film festivals around the world, and named "Best Drone Filmmaker" by the Nashville Scene.
Siskind's music has been heard on Grammy winning records, the electronic music underground, art installations and performances in world renowned fine art venues including the Rothko Chapel and The Frist Art Museum - as well as national ad campaigns for brands including American Express and Adidas.
"A very original soundscape - It has to me, a seductive quality - I want to hear what's going to happen." - Brian Eno
with a focus on documentary.
Memphis and the Lorraine Motel
Scenes from Memphis for a documentary series, including the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King was assassinated.
Guido van Helten mural - Faulkton, South Dakota
Filmed only using a drone, a collection of documentary footage of artist Guido van Helten painting in Faulkton, South Dakota.
Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans
A collection of seen and unseen drone footage from the documentary directed by Jake Williams/Bright Sun Films, Closed For Storm, on Six Flags New Orleans.
Filmed using only a drone, SCALE is a black and white non-narrative documentary short that proposes a quiet meditation on the notion of scale and perception - featuring artist Guido van Helten painting an abandoned grain silo mural in Nashville.
I have 25 years of professional creative work in media and music production, original film music, fine art photography, documentary film, new media, technology, and marketing as a Strategist and Creative Director.
My independent film projects are often immersed in abandoned, forgotten places, and endangered historic properties. I also tell the stories of people in relation to place. I help brands get strategic results through effective use of authentic content.
I see endless potential to use drones for artistic and commercial projects that expand perceptions - and for the social good. Being a longtime music artist and visual artist, makes for an ideal marriage of the visual with the sonic.
- Brian Siskind October 2020
photo credit: Michael Weintrob from the Instrumenthead series