Since 2013, producer and director, Dick Jordan, has produced many short films for public access television station, MarinTV, operated by the non-profit Community Media Center of Marin (cmcm.tv) in San Rafael, California. Several have been aired by other public access stations across the United States.
His award-winning feature-length documentary film “Cuba, Libre?” has been an Official Selection of 53 film festivals and film award competitions.
His short films shot in Oregon, “McKenzie Power” and “The Sweetness of Spring,” were screened at film festivals in that state in 2018 and 2019.
He made his acting debut as the “Aces of Spies” in the film noir spy spoof, “The White Bag,” a film festival Official Selection in 2016 and 2019.
He been a freelance travel writer and blogger since 2009.
His travel stories and photographs have appeared in the Sunday Travel sections of the Dallas Morning News, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicles, and newspapers published by the Bay Area New Group.
Shooting and editing films can be a time-consuming and tedious process. And attempting to convey a story visually can be challenging.
One day (while working out at a gym of all places) I wondered if one could create a cinematic story told only through the use of sound effects and where the only visual elements were words describing the sound effects on-screen, much in the way that subtitles are used in films. Each audience member would be called upon to use his or her imagination to create a “personal vision” of the story the filmmaker was attempting to convey.
After sketching out the “scenes” for “Imagine This: A Story Told With Sound Effects,” I sourced sound effects that that fit the story line, and then pieced them altogether.