My Story

I am a process. I am an experimental animator and documentary filmmaker committed to finding, growing, and celebrating radical joy through community. I think there is something revolutionary to “playing” that we need in our lives – it brings us together as humans. I believe experimenting, exploring, and expanding on what already exists is critical to interrupting the endless repetition of “this is how it has always been done”. For me, there is nothing more exciting than to watch someone who is new to a technique reinvent it as they discover it. I hope we get to build community together. I can’t wait to see what you make.

Faculty Member Charlotte Taylor stands smiling outside of Orr Cottage.

Education

  • B.A. in English (Film), University of Florida
  • M.F.A. in Film and Video Production, University of Iowa

Research Interests

  • Experimental Animation & Documentary
  • Darkroom Processes & 16mm Film
  • Expanded Cinema & Pre-Cinematic Optical Toys

Courses Taught

  • ART 1191: Intro to Animation
  • ART 2914: Darkroom Cinematography
  • ART 2917: Remix, Reuse, Recycle Media

Crews and Other Activities

  • Co-Organizer - WWC Documentary Film Festival
  • Co-Founder/Organizer - Mechanical Eye Microcinema & Fierce Flix
  • Member of ILSSA Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts
  • Member of UFVA University Film and Video Association