rough draft reel

this is a rough draft of a reel I'm putting together for graduate school. I've never tried to condense all of my work, so comments/suggestions are appreciated.


An Argument to Save the World

The only issue I have with this is that talking about it is not enough. We need to take specific actions. I know my personal take is to consume less and more responsibly. We all live way beyond our needs. Secondly, learn some basic survival skills-- they might do you well when you're forced out of your comfort zone. Thirdly-- think seriously about your future-- politically, communally, and emotionally-- and what you need to do to live sustainably in each of these contexts.

'Everything passes, everything changes, just do what you think you should do'- Bob Dylan


ariel and B keep you company

song sample: Johnny Appleseed by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros. 'If you're out to get the honey... then you don't go killin' all the bees"


Ze Frank-A Social Network for Two

An animation for Ze Frank's A Social Network for Two


beirut- mount wroclai (idle days)

A capella cover of a Beirut song. Performed by operation bumblebee.


grizzly bear- the knife

a capella cover of a grizzly bear song.


operation bumblebee is spoiled...

Thank you to evendesign and the mystery gift-giver for the awesome presents!

operation bumblebee and Jenifer St. do liam lynch

Liam Lynch's song, Happy. In the spirit of Do-It-Yourself.



operation bumblebee #15.1

quote, unquote. I'm sending you a wish.


so many dead fish

dead fish

I went down to Menona today to enjoy the electricity as the storm rolled in over the lake. From where I was sitting, I counted 8 of them. What's killing the fish? Everywhere I look, nature is bellyside up, its sickness rising to the surface.

The storm cheered me up, though. The sound of thunder is always so calming, like a sigh.



operation bumblebee #13- Hallelujah

leonard cohen and jeff buckley. Two beauties.


houses at night

another part of a film. Because I told Garrett that I like porchlights at night, which I do.

cycles, and we live between the birds and the fish

music by the pink mountaintops.

the meeting

an animation, a love letter, music by Devotchka



a bit of an animated film I made about the memories held in rooms and houses.

fish down, butterflies up

This is the end part of another film I made called, This Wooden Place Lying Down. It's about finding a home between the sea and the sky.

6056 Grace Ave.

This was my senior film.

operation Bumblebee #12.1-- the bees are out


george washington- by brad neely

A super C.S.C. dude who used to rent movies from waterloo video in Austin, TX. You might know him as the guy that did a dubbed version of Harry Potter that rocked your socks off.

check him.

operation Bumblebee #11

I'm so into you, but I'm way too smart for you.


healthy bodies, healthy minds- paintings by Jacob Gingert

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I saw Jon Coulton perform last night. He sang a song about body augmentation, and I was reminded that hundreds of thousands of women in our culture alter their bodies via medical and behavioral practices in sight of the female ideal. It has been my experience that this ideal is non-realistic for most of us, and hating our bodies leads to a myriad of health issues, mental and physical. It is a constant topic of discussion amongst my female friends and myself. Television won't show female nipples, but male nipples are fine. Why? And why is it more appealing to look like a pre-pubescent than a woman?

The media is not going to stop feeding us these images, so the choice becomes a personal one. In the words of Lisa Germano, "What's going in is coming out, you can't escape that." Some of the images are unavoidable. You cannot go through a checkout line without being bombarded with tabloids and celebrity diet insanity. But you can choose what movies you see, how much television you watch, what magazines you read, etc.

That, and I think women should be able to walk around without their shirts on. Then, maybe we'd become desexualized enough to stop hating our breasts and our bodies.

and ladies, 'Shake whatcha momma gave ya!'

operation Bumblebee #10

Jonathan Coulton is dreamy.


operation Bumblebee #9

momtoast and stitches. Dedicated to FranK Bianco. Thanks for watching.


broom game

started by blissee on the org


Littlest Birds-The Be Good Tanyas, Lip Dub

Ariel and B add to the lip dub phenomenon. Easy Breezy.


Operation Bumblebee #6-- Lovin' the Lovely

6th show. I'll do at least one a week, sometimes more, and always dependent upon when the man sets me free and I have a day off.




so, I'm going to be putting up a new show every week.
It sounds like I say "illegalize same sex marriage" but I'm really saying "legalize".
I no speaky so good.


Leslie Hall Dance Video-Can't Stop the Gems (Jams)

Unofficial music video for a Leslie Hall Song. Thanks to Chris, Laurel, and Ariel. When 2 families unite, we conquer the world!

Thanks to Ariel, Chris, and Laurel.

visit lesliehall.com


b and chicken

b and chicken
Originally uploaded by habile_bee.

This is my cat. She's magic. I imagine she's like Falcor from the Neverending Story, and can fly me across land and sea. Taken by aubreyedwards.com



ghostride the whip


Ariel found this. It's for Chris.
If you don't know what it's referring to, youtube it.
EFT, yo.


Grizzly Bear, Shift, Acapella

Acapella version of a grizzly bear song.

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