Flying Dream

Christopher Bernard

Artist Statement: "Flying Dream" is based on a poem I wrote of the same name shortly after the turn of the century. The video captures are of a Blue Angels air show above San Francisco that I took around 2008. What intrigued me was how video, music and poetry can be combined in an expressive form that can have an effect, when combined, that neither has on its own - and how the addition of each medium changes the meaning and emotional weight of the other two. I am indebted to Brazilian filmmaker Rita Piffer, who did the technical editing and steered me away from several neophyte's blunders.