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Filmmaker for rent for filming, editing, music for film, film sound design

Aaron Dylan Kearns - BD December 2nd 1997
Atlanta GA 30312

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

Demo Reel | Personal Filmography | Film Festivals | Awards | Commercial Work | Sample Hire Videos

DEMO REEL

Aaron Dylan Kearns Demo Reel from Aaron Dylan Kearns (EyeOdyssey) on Vimeo.

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FILMOGRAPHY

More info on personal filmography, with links to videos, is in the Film section.

Factory Dream, 2019 - Direction, cinematography, editing, sound design and music
Duration: 11:10
The revisiting of a location that technically never existed; An industrial plain where, upon nightfall, human civility and primal fear are blurred into an indistinguishable maze.

Moonlight Tunnel: February 7th, 2019 - Direction, cinematography and editing
Duration: 13:27

Thinklematter Visual (TV): 10, 2019 - Direction, cinematography, editing, and music
Duration: 2:52

Thinklematter Visual (TV): 9, 2019 - Direction, cinematography, editing, and music
Duration: 2:47

Hard Drive, 2018 - Direction, cinematography, editing and music
Duration: 5:23
Hard Drive is the first of a new personal experimental sub genre titled Action-Garde. With this sub genre purely abstract imagery and sounds are taken and collaged together to create an atmosphere that communicates intensity and high speed. A cinematic rush of energy with no logical or conceptual limitations.

Pitfall, 2018 - Direction, cinematography, editing, and music
Duration: 7:42
With my current filmmaking, I am less of a strict “narrative” artist but instead a builder of states of being through the medium of collaging. All cinema is collage to an extent, but my films are pure collage art in how they are pieced together. They are not a collection of isolated scenes that build to a certain montage that “progresses” in a traditional manner, but a full work that can never be dissected without ultimately killing the whole tone that it’s set to build. Every image, sound, and motion adds to the overall piece. It is to be viewed and consumed as pieces of art instead of disposable commercial film. Each work connects to the last and they all build to an overarching vision. My intention is to take the selection of the eye and time itself and distort it to such a way that it collages it to a parallel universe that in some cases bears only slight similarities to our own existence. Out of the mundane I selectively pull certain images and moments that turns life surreal.

Catalytic Collision, 2018 - Direction, cinematography, editing, and music
Duration: 8:59

Thinklematter Visual (TV): 8, 2018 - Direction, cinematography, editing, and music
Duration: 4:18

Thinklematter Visual (TV): 7, 2018 - Direction, cinematography, editing, and music
Duration: 1:44

Thinklematter Visual (TV): 6, 2018 - Direction, cinematography, editing, and music
Duration: 1:55
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): 5, 2018 - Direction, cinematography, editing, and music
Duration: 2:45

Thinklematter Visual (TV): 4, 2018 - Direction, cinematography, editing, and music
Duration: 1:31

Thinklematter Visual (TV): 3, 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

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.

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Film Festival Screenings

Hard Drive
Debuted at the Denver Underground Film Festival (DUFF) December 2018.
Awarded Best Digital Experimental Short.

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

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

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 (Student short film)
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.

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Awards

Hard Drive awarded Best Digital Experimental Short of the 2018 Denver Underground Film Festival.

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Commercial Work:

Music Videos

Director, cinematographer, editor - Marvin Jackson "Right Beside You" (View)
Cinematographer, editor - Marvin Jackson "Already There (Live)" (View)
Cinematographer, editor - Marvin Jackson "Like You Mean It (Live)" (View)
Cinematographer, editor - Marvin Jackson "Frozen River (Live)" (View)
Director, cinematographer, editor - Darryl Rhodes "Fake News Dance" (View)
Assistant cameraman and PA - "Ten Story Relapse 360 Making Of Experience" (View)
PA - Tommy Ward "I Get a Kick Out of You" (View)
Director, cinematographer, editor and sound assistant - MKG "Pride (In the Name of Love)" (View)
Editor - MKG "Walk The Thing" (View)
Editor - MKG "Scratch" (View)
Cinematographer and editor - MKG "Blow Back" (View)
Editor - MKG "Floating World" (View)
Editor - MKG "This Little Light (Live)" (View)
Editor - MKG "What It Is (Live)" (View))
Editor - MKG "Tip Toe Waltz (Live)" (View)
Editor - MKG "Afterburn (Live)" (View)
Editor - MKG "Blow Back (Live)" (View)
Editor - MKG "Ellis Street Summit (Live)" (View)
Editor - Zabadodat "Towers (Live)" Rafael Pereira's Tribo Records (View)
Editor and audio assistant - Zabadodat "Mean Business (Live)" Tribo Records (View)
Editor - Zabadodat "I Be's Trouble (Live)" Tribo Records (View)
Editor - Zabadoduo "Saudades A Mil (Live)" Tribo Records(View)
Editor - Zabaduo "Peja (Live)" Tribo Records(View)
Editor - Zabadodat "Naturally (Live)" Tribo Records (View),
Editor - Zabadodat "Vera Cruz (Live)" Tribo Records (View)
Editor - Zabadodat "Lucky (Live)" Tribo Records (View)"

Promotional Material

Cinematographer, assistant director and editor - Kickstarter Video for Rafael and Tribo Records
Editor - "What is MKG?"

Other

Cinematographer, editor and production manager - Valerie Payton audition videos
PA, continuity - Iron Shadow Cinema's "Jason's Nightmare"
PA, production photographer, secondary cameraman and background actor - Iron Shadow Cinema's "Camilia"

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Sample Videos

"Right Beside You", Marvin Jackson
Direction, cinematography, editing by Aaron D. Kearns

"Fake News Dance", Darryl Rhodes
Direction, cinematography, editing by Aaron D. Kearns

"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

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Photo header credit: Juli Kearns

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