BRONZE, BRASS, JAZZ

is a surreal documentary journey of a place and time that lasted for roughly three years in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles in the 1940's when the Japanese were incarcerated during WWII. Its name was Bronzeville and among the many thousands of African-Americans who lived, worked, and owned businesses there, were places known as Breakfast Clubs; late night diners and bars that was home to a booming jazz scene...where a band's first set began at 1am and breakfast was served for those just getting off work in the early morning. In this 3-minute VR animation, a phantasm of Charlie Parker roams these same Bronzeville streets as he has before, replaying the same gig at Finale Club (230 1/2 East First Street) every night for all eternity, while history continues to repeat itself like a dream.

BRONZE, BRASS, JAZZ Credits:
Co-Directors: Javier Barboza of Kaleidoscope Media Studio & Maya Santos of Form follows Function
VR Director: Adriana Copete
VR Editor: Reggie Lamar Ford
Co-Producers: Javier Barboza, Eseel Borlasa, Joel Quizon
Executive Producers: Visual Communications, Eseel Borlasa
Original Score: Dexter Story Music Publishing
VR Tech Consultant: Vicki Huang
Assistant Animator: Meejin Hong
3D Modeler: Eric Pato
Sound Designer: Eric Pepper
Titles: Robert Calcagno
Research: Kathie Foley-Meyer, Maya Santos, Eseel Borlasa

Presented at the 33rd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival as part of "Bronzeville, Little Tokyo", a 2-day multi-media and site-specific activation of Historic First Street North.

 

https://www.vconline.org/latest-news/releasing-bronze-bass-jazz-into-the-world

LGBTQ Historic Places in L.A. Short Film Promo

 

LGBTQ Historic Places in L.A. is a film project that aims to bring together a diversity of stories, perspectives, and experiences that reveal the layered historic and cultural importance of LGBTQ places throughout L.A. County. The films are the Conservancy’s latest addition to our Curating the City: LGBTQ Historic Places in L.A. microsite, launched in 2015. To learn more, visit laconservancy.org/lgbtq.

Once Upon a Time in CHAVEZ RAVINE

Did the Dodgers evict a Mexican-American neighborhood to make way for their stadium? The truth is more nuanced than what you've heard.
This is the story of Chavez Ravine, the small town that was eaten up by the big city.

LOST LA 
Episode "Before Dodgers"
KCET Studio and the USC Libraries

Directed by Javier Barboza
Narrated by Tomas Benitez 
Music by Erick Pepper Rivera
Original article from Nathan Masters

MTV SHORT ROCK STORIES  AC*DC

Story by Matt Pinfield 

Directed by Javier Barboza

​A young couple rummages through the ashes of their relationship.

OFFICIAL SELECTION

LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL 2013

PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL 2013

CINE TORO FILM FEST ,COLOMBIA 2012

BEIJING FILM ACADEMY 2012

USC FIRST FRAME 2012

GRANT 

USC ANNENBERG FELLOW GRANT

 

PAPEL PICADO

FEB-18-2005

Directed and Animated  by Javier Barboza

Nicktoon’s Film Festival 2007 ( Winner Diversity award )

CAL ARTS Producer show 2006

Philadelphia Film Festival 2007

Spiel Festvial Andorf, Austria 2009

 

 

Opening titles for  USC Adobe First Frame 2011

Animation student showcase

Music By Kari Rae Seekins

 

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