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= Work =

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I'm for hire

Sample commercial work videos follow at the end of the filmography.

Aaron Dylan Kearns - BD December 2nd 1997
Atlanta GA 30309

Experienced in Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Logic, Audacity, GarageBand, Pro Tools.

FILMOGRAPHY

Thinklematter Visual (TV): 4, 2018 - Direction, cinematography, editing, and music
Duration: 1:31
The Thinklematter Visual (TV) series is, in concept, a multi part instillation of multiple minute long short films. The films are meant to be projected in a box-like room with plain walls, with each entry of the series being played simultaneously on each wall of the room, including the floor and ceiling. The number of shorts in the series is indefinite.

Thinklematter Visual (TV): 2, 2018 - Direction, cinematography, editing, and music by Aaron Kearns
Duration: 1:23

Thinklematter Visual (TV): 2, 2017 - Direction, cinematography, editing, and music by Aaron Kearns
Duration: 1:11

Thinklematter Visual (TV): 1, 2017 - Direction, cinematography, editing, and music
Duration: 1:08
The Thinklematter Visual (TV) series is, in concept, a multi part instillation of multiple minute long short films. The films are meant to be projected in a box-like room with plain walls, with each entry of the series being played simultaneously on each wall of the room, including the floor and ceiling. The number of shorts in the series is indefinite.

O / O / O / O (Spiral Film), 2017 - Direction, cinematography, editing, and music
Duration: 7:48
Inspired by the works of Shuji Terayama, O / O / O / O is a film-based one act play that features silent human figures, a shattered sky and a giant flying grasshopper.

Cinematic Notebook, October 2017, 2018 - Direction, cinematography, editing, and music
Duration: 7:47

Weightless Bird in a Falling Cage (2017) - Director, cinematographer, writer, actor, composer and editor
Duration: 11:59
A faceless protagonist witnesses the alienation of gentrification as his home is overtaken by development. the forces behind it are demanding him to leave, but also consequently push him further and further into his not-home.

Velocity in Execution (2017) - Director, editor, cinematographer and writer.
Duration: 5:30
In continuous motion with no end or barrier in its way.

Leftovers (2017) - Director, editor, cinematographer and writer
Duration: 10:16
A manufactured memory. Inspired by the elusive and mind altering cinema of James Krell.

Madhouse Mitchel: A Wilderness Within Hell (2017) - Director, animator, cinematographer, writer, composer and editor
Duration: Original edit - 12:36 . Uncut version - 14:39
Creeping from the halls of the maze brain, corruption and terror is woven by the devils born from the denied errors of mankind.

Tree People (2016) - Director, editor and cinematographer
Duration: 24:36
A documentary about a day in the lives of a group of people running a local Christmas tree shop.

Fun N‘ Games (2016) - Director, animator and editor
Duration: 0:06
An animated short that depicts a man running away from a biker with an axe.

Go, Man, Go (2016) - Director, animator, cinematographer and editor
Duration: 0:17
A short animated on a Go board that depicts a man smoking a cigar.

Astroy Bo II (2016) - Director, animator, actor and editor
Duration: 9:55
A deeply nihilistic half-chicken scientist and his dimwitted detective sidekick quest to find Daniel’s Room, an Area 51 type location where are hidden the 8th through 11th Wonders of the World.

... But To Me, You’re Beautiful (2016) - Director, cinematographer and editor
Duration: 0:33
A short that depicts two skulls exchanging a cigarette.

Rusted Waters & Busted Trucks (2015 - 2017) - Director, cinematographer and editor
Duration: 10:33
A documentary about the many antics that go on during the shooting of a film, focusing in on the people that you never see. The crew. Shot in 2015, first cut shown at festival later that year. Returned to for a final recut in early 2017 with new soundtrack and refined editing.

The Counting Man (2015) - Director, editor, actor, writer, cinematographer and composer
Duration: 8:55
A hermit obsessing over a numbers station is left to live within an absurd Twilight Zone based reality.

Light (2014) - Director, editor, cinematographer, writer and actor
Duration: 2:44
Returning home to find the power is out, our subject attempts to make light.

Day on the Mat (2013) - Director, cinematographer, editor and writer
Duration - 24:15
Title inspired by Kubrick’s “Day of the Fight”, Day on the Mat was my first short film. Made when I was 15 and practicing at the Aikido Center of Atlanta. Day on the mat is a documentary which features interviews with both students of the dojo and its sensei.

Film festival Screenings

The Counting Man
Debuted at the Smells Like Teen Film Festival, June 6th 2015.

Screened at the Atlanta Independent Film Festival at the Pinch & Ouch Theater on the 23rd of February, 2017.

Rusted Waters & Busted Trucks
Shown at the Smells Like Teen Film Festival with The Counting Man, June 6th 2015.

Astroy Bo II
Shown at the Tromadance Tromanimation Film Festival on the 30th of April, 2016.

Light
Shown at the Reel Riot Film Festival on the 31st of July, 2014.

Top-Top the Penguin: Not Feeling Well (Student short film)
Shown at the Reel Riot Film Festival on the 31st of July, 2014.

Commercial Work:

Music videos

Martin Kearns Group (MKG)
Pride (In The Name Of Love) - MKG
Director, cinematographer, editor and sound assistant.

Walk The Thing - MKG
Editor.

Scratch - MKG
Editor.

Blow Back - MKG
Cinematographer and editor.

Floating World - MKG
Editor.

This Little Light (Live) - MKG
Editor.

What It Is (Live) - MKG
Editor.

Tip Toe Waltz (Live) - MKG
Editor.

Afterburn (Live) - MKG
Editor.

Blow Back (Live) - MKG
Editor

Ellis Street Summit (Live) - MKG
Editor.

Rafael Pereira’s Tribo Records

Towers (Live) - Zabadodat
Editor.

Mean Business (Live) - Zabadodat
Editor and audio assistant.

I Be’s Trouble (Live) - Zabadodat
Editor.

Saudades A Mil (Live) - Zabaduo
Editor.

Peja (Live) - Zabaduo
Editor.

Naturally (Live) - Zabadodat
Editor.

Vera Cruz (Live) - Zabadodat
Editor.

Lucky (Live) - Zabadodat
Editor.

Promotional Material

Kickstarter Video for Rafael and Tribo Records
Cinematographer, assistant director and editor.

What is MKG?
Editor.

Other

Valerie Payton Audition Videos
Cinematographer, editor and production manager.

Iron Shadow Cinema’s Carmilla
Production assistant, production photographer, secondary cameraman and background actor.

Sample videos

"Pride, in the Name of Love", cover by the MKG Band
Direction, camera and editing by Aaron D. Kearns

MKG Band's "Walk the Thing"
Editing by Aaron D. Kearns

MKG Band's "Scratch"
Video (concept, camera and editing) by Aaron D. Kearns

MKG Band's "Floating World"
. Shot by Rafael Pereira. Editing by Aaron D. Kearns

MKG Band's "Blowback"
Video (concept, camera and editing) by Aaron D. Kearns

I also edited the MKG Band videos:
MKG Live at 800 East "What it is"
MKG Live at 800 East "Tip Toe Waltz
MKG Live at 800 East "This Little Light"
MKG Live at 800 East "Scratch"
MKG Live at 800 East "Ellis Street Summit"
MKG Live at 800 East "Blowback"
MKG Live at 800 East "Afterburn"

I edited the following videos for Zabadodat (Tribo Records):
"Lucky", Zabadodat, Live in Studio
"Vera Cruz", Zabadodat, Live in Studio
"Naturally", Zabadodat, Live in Studio
"Peja", Zabaduo, Charlie Wooton and Rafael Pereira
"I Be's Trouble", Zabadodat, Harmonica
"Saudades A Mill", Zabaduo, Charlie Wooton and Rafael Pereira
"Mean Business", Zabadodat
"Towers", Zabadodat, Live in Studio

Have also done other camera/editing jobs for people where the project was never completed. That's how it goes.

Quick links and description

I am a young, independent filmmaker, artist, and composer for film. My films (experimental/avant-garde and documentary) are split between the film and animation pages. The Thinklematter page is devoted to what began as an art comic project but has been expanded to include its own series of dedicated films. I also have zines and webcomics. If you'd like to support an independent filmmaker/artist, please consider making a purchase of one (or more) of my limited edition hardcopy publications. Other art is on the art page and more still on Instagram and Tumblr. Music is on the music page. Samples of my commercial work can be found on the work page. My contact email and all social media information is under connect. If you'd like to learn more about me then please check out my bio. For current news and thoughts check out my blog.

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