Lisa is an independent media artist from Austin, Texas. Her work encompasses traditional documentary and narrative filmmaking, transmedia, non-linear digital storytelling and digital installation art. Lisa worked in the fields of Web IA and Usability for 15 years, served as the first heterosexual Director of Programming for The Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, worked in feature and commercial film production in camera department roles and is the principal of Fosforo Films and the co-principal of Beak Labs. Lisa received her MFA in film production from the University of Texas in May, 2006.
Documentary and Narrative Work:
The Soup Peddler, Doubting Darwin, and Let Them Eat Cake explored issues like the loss of community in America, the debate between evolution and intelligent design in classrooms and the attempt to ban junk food in the Texas public school system. Tomlinson Hill is the story of two descendants of a Texas slave plantation; one white, one black, who both return to their roots to discover their hometown still entrenched in the legacy of slavery. As Chris confronts his past and Loreane confronts her future, TOMLINSON HILL asks, can a community divided ever be free?
Repetition (with Variation), a short film that vividly portrays the dynamic of exile and ephemeral kingdom in our lives. Premiered at Clermont-Ferrand, France and Swedish Public Television.
Voicesofmarlin.com, the companion website to the documentary, Tomlinson Hill, uses an integrated Googlemaps API to allow the residents of Marlin, Texas to upload their own stories.
“Tag, We’re It” uses augmented reality technology as an entry point into interactivity to explore the relationship between data, memory and aesthetics.
"Do Not Track" combines a traditional web interface with Mozilla's Popcorn.js to take on privacy in this series of interviews with SXSW attendees.
"Tweetlantis" is a 20' projected digital installation featuring the City of Austin immersed deep in the subaqueous bustle of SXSW 2012.
The deafening roar of 500,000 people transforms into a tranquil Neptunian environment where glowing, deep sea fishes are generated by real-time feeds of Twitter data.
"The Twinkie Offense" used a flatbed scanner to photograph in large and graphic detail foods that are being hyper-marketed to children.
M.F.A. Film Production, University of Texas at Austin
Camera Loader, Camera 2nd Asst., Director of Photography, Director, Producer, Writer. Former Program Director for Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Former Consultant & Web Producer.
Creating Convergent Media
Basic Audio & Video Production
Multi-Camera Field Production
Advanced Production Workshop
For Tweetlantis - Premieried at the Austin Museum of Art's Jones Center for Contemporary Art; SXSW 2012
For Tag, We're It - Sponsored by the Microsoft Corporation, premiered at Flatbed Press Gallery in Austin, Texas, 2012.
For the film, Let Them Eat Cake - Student Academy Award Finalist, 2006; Chris Award, 2007; National Health Information Award, 2007.
For the film, The Soup Peddler - Aired nationally on PBS' Natural Heroes, Slow Food Italy in Bra, Rooftop Films, NYC.
For the film, Repitition with Variation - One of four American films selected to play at Clermont Ferrand, France. Aired on Swedish Public Television (SVT), 2007.