I have two different modes of working, one of self-expression and the other what I call expression-by-proxy. The first two films in my exhibition are those of self-expression. “The Unbeknownst” is a study in abstract video and “Performance Piece” is a study in both surrealism and self-performance. I created all of the audio from scratch in both of these pieces from a contact microphone and a synthesizer. The other four pieces consist of commercials for local small businesses, in which I use a combination of my knowledge and creativity to create a marketable product that reflects their style. I enjoy the inspiration I receive from other entrepreneurs and in turn using my technical skill to convey their message through moving image. I do this as a means of passion and earning an income, which in turn allows me to grow both professionally and financially so that I am able to create my own self-expressive work.