Frame still from my 16mm light journal.
Films, Flicks, and Tuners
A passion for watching (and re-watching) films has become a career as I pursue my teaching and research interests in film history and stylistics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I am equally trained in Laban Movement Analysis, and its sharpening of my powers of observation keeps me marveling at the subtleties of human movement and perception. My interests in cooking, drink chemistry, reading, dancing, yoga, photography, and visual design keep me centered.
My movement and mindfulness training provides the foundation for my analytical research methods, but it has broader applications as well. Better understanding how and why you move helps you learn about your movement patterns, fosters artistic expression, and benefits your physical and mental health. I offer workshops and private lessons that are tailored to the needs of the student; if you'd like to know more about this work, please contact me at cinemajok<at>gmail.com.
My current media obsessions: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Gilmore Girls and the "Gilmore Guys" podcast, Danger 5, Star Wars, industrial musicals (The Bathrooms are Coming!), the Harry Potter franchise, and comedic choreographer David Armand.