Monthly Archives: May 2015

Thoughts on the Local filmmaker showcase and spring screenings


The local filmmaker showcase last week in Hyattsville, Md concluded a wonderful spring series of screenings and gatherings. The selection of films was identical to the Rochester program with the exception of a new roll of super 8 film which premiered at the end of the evening. The crowd was engaged, intrigued and asked some really notable questions. I have enjoyed all three events immensely and am grateful to everyone involved. Thankfully, there were no major mishaps and the screenings were well attended. I was actually getting used to the routine. More soon

Super 8 still from Journal of Drifting Hours

Miniature Landscape Correspondance in Italy for Soundscapes and Sound Identities

Very excited to report the Miniature Landscape Correspondence with Una Lee will be screened in Italy for the Soundscapes and Sound Identities festival and symposium. Una will also be performing her own piece as well.This is going to be great!
Links are provided below-

Local Filmmaker Showcase tonight at Hyattsville Library! 5/18/15

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Monday, May 18, 2015 – 7:00pm
Independent Film Series – a Cultural Exchange:
Local Filmmaker’s Showcase: featuring Chris H. Lynn

Mon. May 18, 2015
7pm (one-hour program, followed by discussion)
Hyattsville Branch Library
The Hyattsville branch welcomes Chris H. Lynn, filmmaker, sound artist, educator and curator to screen various landscape films, including his Trilogy of Summer, and a new Super 8 film.
The digital images and Super 8 films capture the subtle rhythms of movement, light, and sound in urban and rural landscapes (including landscapes in China, where he has filmed extensively since 2008). His work has been screened and exhibited around the globe and has recently been featured in the book Cinema and the AudioVisual Imagination by Robert Robertson. His sound work consists of field recordings, minimal compositions and audio from his films. His latest collection, The Old East Coast was released on the EchoMusic label. Chris also curates the Experimental Film Program Urban/Rural Landscapes for the Utopia Film Festival in Greenbelt, Maryland, which he co-founded in 2005. He has also curated the 2010 Takoma Park Experimental Film Festival, and occasionally programs films for the Sonic Circuits monthly showcase. Currently he is the Filmmaker-in-Residence at the Hyattsville Library.
All are invited to this community event to support and celebrate the work of Prince George’s County independent filmmakers. Refreshments will be served.

May Events!


Exciting events coming up in the next week or so. A special thanks to Una for the Soundscapes and Sound Identities symposium.

Landscape Tempo 1-7

An ongoing exploration of the audiovisual in urban and rural landscapes.
These views (occurrences) reflect the rhythm and tempo of isolated or single moments . They are normally composed of one or two scenes.
Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
Nanjing, China
Maryland, USA
Virginia, USA
Baoying, China
Normandie, France

Note: This project is still evolving and may change, but for now, here is a small sample.