“Painting Through Videography” – by William Alan Harris
I was born in Orlando, Florida, but spend my time in Savannah, Georgia, focusing on videography and editing while studying advertising with a focus in art direction at the Savannah College of Art and Design. My mother is from Stratford-upon-Avon, which has allowed me to have dual citizenship in both America & Great Britain. My work has stretched on both sides of the Atlantic. I focus my time on music videos, fashion promotional videos, artist profile videos, as well as short films. I love to create loopable content that is always in some type of frame when presented whether that be on social
media or a gallery in New York. My summers spent in England while growing up touring countless museums and castles filled with classic oil paintings shaped my desire to always frame up my videos as I loved how each frame was a scene. This also pushed my inspiration to have my films end with a still frame of my video recreated as a painting, each video featuring a different artist. I find that my 17 years doing ballet, tap, and jazz when I was in high school has helped with my timing in editing as music is one of the first things I think about when creating an idea for a video. I use my personal style to help create a cohesive universe in my film work as I love the classiness of suits and luxury of the 20s, 60s, and 70s. I hope to continue building myself as an artist, potentially to have my content looping in malls, flagship stores, and airports across the world.