In Which Steff is Still Kicking

Welp, I am still alive.

I’ve been meaning to update this blog for a while, but fortunately was kept busy with work! In addition to reprising my role this past fall as DOC NYC‘s Videography Coordinator, I started work at VICE last February. I have been working as an Assistant Editor for VICELAND’s NOISEY.

Also, the Leather Corduroy’s music video that I edited was published on NOISEY’s digital channel:



It’s been a great year.

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In Which Steff is All Synchronization

Well, it’s been a while, so time for a MEGA-UPDATE…

For one, the music video “Lie (Parts 1&2)” by Friend Roulette, has finally been released! Today there was a very nice write-up on the music blog The Wild Honey Pie. It’s very excited to have it out in the world after so working on it for so long. (Seriously, we started production in February!)

Please, enjoy:



Director – Duncan Bindbeutel
Editor & Assistant Director – Steff Sanchez
Camera & Color Corrections – Stephanie Gould
Camera & Projections – Jordan Doig
Starring Brighid Greene


Also, this past weekend was so productive and lovely. I AD’ed and shot a music video for the song ‘Kilsythe’ by the Dirty Fences. I’m also cutting the video. Wa-hey.

You can listen to the track below:


Also, I cannot stop listening to this song (it’s really hitting that autumnal note for some reason):



In Which Steff Returns to Reality

After taking a few weeks off to travel abroad, I am finally back trying to process my amazing adventure. Honestly, it’s hard to readjust after doing nothing but galavanting around mountains and deserts, all the while connecting with some of the most amazing people I’ve had the privilege to meet.

Just riding some camels through the desert, NBD.

In two weeks, I literally took over 2,500 photographs–so hopefully I will have something to share with this oft-ignored blog soon.


Nearly finished with a new music video for Friend Roulette, from their new album I’m Sorry You Hit Your Head. Currently operating on the penultimate cut (I hope).

Also, the episode of FUTURESTATES that I worked on last autumn is finally available online! I loved the script immediately (I mean, scifi and claustrophobic space exploration!) and seeing it with all of the SFX is amazing. So wonderful.

In Which Steff Streamlines It

Life has been excellent and crazy.


I’ve recently been combing through my pre-2005 internet presence. I was reminiscing about junior high era writings with a friend–which lead to a hilarious, nostalgic clean up mission. I’m talking about old websites (my baby-attempts at HTML at age 12), blogs, early webcomics and “writing” (read: fanfiction) . Yikes.

However, there were some gems, like the first gif I ever created (way back in 2001!):

 Fred Astaire!

Delightful!

Also:

In Which Steff Receives an Omen

The past month or so has been a delightful whirlwind of employment. Between new gigs and steady freelance, 2013 is already proving to be a banner year.

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I designed the above logo for ¡Olé!, a play about the affair between Federico Garcia Lorca and Salvador Dalí.

Moreover, lots of irons are hot in the fire for the next few months. Exciting!

In Which Steff Prepares for a Brief Respite

It’s been a whirlwind week, again. After the hurricane, NYC was immediately hit by a [beautiful] snowstorm. I feel as though time is speeding up and that just yesterday the sun was blazing with the full heat of summer. I love when it snows in Brooklyn; really, I feel like I live on Sesame Street.

Even though we skipped autumn and went straight to winter, this snow made me so happy.

I’ve spent a lot of time this week working for DOCNYC (New York’s Documentary Film Festival)as a freelance videographer.

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I went to screenings for some amazing films:

  • ENZO AVITABILE MUSIC LIFE: A profile of world music superstar Enzo Avitabile. This film caught me off-guard. Its charm crept up on me and won me over. Moreover, I was fascinated by the world-famous musicians (and their unusual instruments) that Enzo collaborates with throughout.
  • Shepard & Dark: A look into the 40-year correspondence and friendship of playwright Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark. I loved this picture. I think that it was really interesting to get such insight into the very intimate entangled lives of these two friends. In addition to the letters, director Treva Wurmfeld was given access to Dark’s intricate archive of photographs and home-movies. Overall, while this film is bittersweet, it is definitely my favorite of the ones that I watched.
  • New York Doll: Thirty years after the legendary rock group the New York Dolls split, bass player Arthur “Killer” Kane struggles with his post-fame life and prepares for an epic reunion gig.

Here is one of the videos that I created for the festival, it’s the panel for ‘New York Doll’:

In Which Steff is all, like, “Whomp Whomp!”

I’m pleased to report that things are finally getting back to normal after Hurricane Sandy.

On Sunday, I finally left the borough of Brooklyn for the first time in a full week. Since the trains were still down and my bicycle is in the repair shop, I  ended up walking from my house in Gowanus to the West Village.  The city was still quiet, but less damaged than I thought it would be. In fact, the most startling aftermath of Sandy was actually the gas stations that I passed as I was walking through Brooklyn. There were  lines of people on foot queuing up with canisters to collect gas. The cars were wrapped around the block. I just feel very fortunate that everything in my immediate area (and all my friends) are safe and sound.

A sight for sore eyes.

As a result of my prolonged stay in Brooklyn, I’ve had more time to just pause and catch up on reading, podcasts and creative endeavors.

I even had time to doodle this silly comic about  Oetzi (also spelled Ötzi), the 5300-year-old Copper Age mummy.

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Oetzi is absolutely my favorite archaeological find of all time. It’s really amazing how many secrets scientists have been able to unearth from his well-preserved body. (For example: Oetzi has the proud distinction of the first recorded case of Lyme disease! Also, he had a lactose intolerance! Wow!) NOVA did a really fun yet super-dramatic special on Oetzi called “Iceman Murder Mystery” which is streaming on their website.

Whelp, that’s about it for now. I’m finished ranting about mummies.