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NEWS Winter 2019

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Since October Jonathon Stearns/CB4 has been on an extended contract for Applied Learning Science, creating video, motion graphics, animations and interactive 360/immersive material for their clients, including the LACCD, where he is involved with the creation of an Immersive Learning Lab at the Van De Kamp campus of LA Community College.

 

 

He has meanwhile taken on several additional projects for CB4, including a promo for the new EP "Some Days" put out by Rob Zabrecky/New High Recordings. Jonathon met his long time friend Rob in North Hollywood and they did a Guerilla shoot to get the raw material for the promo, which Stearns also edited and created the effects for. The final was finished in both 16x9 and square (for instagram) formats.

 

Jonathon also was invited to create video design for the grand opening party for Golddiggers, a club/boutique hotel and recording studio built on the grounds of the former Ed Wood Studio in Hollywood. Using found and original footage, Stearns infused his own original material with Ed Wood footage, 50s and 60s rock historical footage, vintage 16mm instructional clips, Go- Go dancing (Gold Diggers had previously been a strip bar) and applied a psychedelic treatment.

 

He also is in collaboration with talented artist/performer Michelle Sui to create material for her ongoing Lost Angeles project, which began as a performance/ installation piece at Automata (an arts space in LA's Chinatown), with video sequences Stearns created in collaboration with Sui projected on the walls. Production continues toward the creation of a stand-alone short film and other material.

 

 

Additionally, Stearns edited a sizzle/promo for Big Dance Theater's remounting of Anne Carson's Antigonick, starring his wife Stacy as King Kreon. He also continues to develop material for internal projects, including an animated feature film he is adapting from an HG Wells short story.