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EDITOR REEL – 2020

 

EDITING WORK

“People of The Spell”

In the summer of 2021, I was invited to film several incarnations of THE SPELL, an open creative jam session created by singer, tap dancer, and live-sample artist Liberty Styles.

In keeping with the collaborative spirit of the event, I filmed their outdoor party over the course of one day, then sampled and remixed various audio moments to help create the soundtrack for this video.

Filmed and Edited by Leon Chase.
Performer Credits

“The Unconscious and the Reflective Nemesis”

A surreal short film, directed by Adrian Stanley Thomas for the School of Visual Arts’ Masters in Directing program.

Editing and Sound Design by Leon Chase.

WINNER – Best Sound Design
SVA Short Film Fest 2021

Trailer – “Fleeting Nirvana”

A compelling new short film, directed by Michael Phoenix.

Starring Allison Pittel and Michael Phoenix.

Trailer edited by Leon Chase.

Trailer – “Breaking the Silence”

This short film addresses the difficult subject of “comfort women” during WWII—and the movement in the 1980s to acknowledge them.

Directed by Seayoon Jeong.

Trailer edited by Leon Chase.

“Distant”

I made this movie—with the help of my talented wife Ashlie— inside our apartment in April 2020, in response to Roger Corman’s Quarantine Film Festival challenge.

The challenge: Make a movie, under two minutes, without leaving your home, using only a cell phone and available lights.

Shot on a Galaxy S10 phone. All jobs except acting were done by me.

Official Selection:
Corman Quarantine Film Festival
Coney Island Film Festival 2020
New York City Quarantine Film Festival 2020

Highlander Cultural Bazaar Recap

One of two promo videos I created for the historic Highlander Research and Education Center, summarizing their two-day online Zoom event held in June 2020.

“Fever Dreams”

This is a personal art project, which I started while recovering from a COVID-19 infection. Originally, the focus was just on being sick, and the altered consciousness that comes with that. But as the world started changing drastically over the past few months, I felt the video start to naturally change with it.

Both the music and video were crafted entirely from public-domain audio samples and footage.

Flufgod – “Rise Up”

Music Video

Conceived, Filmed, and Edited by Leon Chase

“Blade Runner – The Lost Cut”

Mash-Up Video

Conceived and Edited by Leon Chase

I had been kicking around the idea of this video for quite a while. With the recent pandemic, I suddenly found myself with more time on my hands, and figured it was a good opportunity to finally sit down and make it happen.

All content is property of the original copyright holders.

“Suzy Hotrod: Roller Derby Star”

Trailer for a feature-length documentary

Directed and Edited by Leon Chase

WINNER – Audience Choice Award
Art of Brooklyn Film Festival 2019

Watch the full movie here

“Fancy Feast: The Fat Burlesque Performer”

Trailer for a feature-length documentary

Directed and Edited by Leon Chase

Official Selection:
2017 Coney Island Film Festival
Anthology Film Archives, New York City
Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco

Watch the full movie here

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