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.
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL 2013
PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL 2013
CINE TORO FILM FEST ,COLOMBIA 2012
BEIJING FILM ACADEMY 2012
USC FIRST FRAME 2012
USC ANNENBERG FELLOW GRANT
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