Syncretic Noise is an experimental dance film featuring relentless choreography by Jeff Salisbury entwined with gritty time-lapse sequences and set to a brooding experimental score. Dancing boundless between time and space yet set in urban ruins, the dancer's movement convey a struggle to find solace between his permanent objectivity in the frenzy of modern society.
KEYPOINTS: born in New York. CAREER. Began career as a film composer/ sound designer. ANDTHEN. Traveled across the U.S. as a photojournalist covering social and political issues. GRADSCHOOL. Studied film and animation. TRAVEL! the best education you can get. Focused on stories in Mainland China NOW. Stephen Bullen is a filmmaker, visual journalist, composer, and mountaineer.
Jeff is a graduate of New York City’s Pace University, where he earned a BFA in Musical Theatre. He also studied at the Eastman School of Music under Derrick Smith and Patricia Alexander (mother of Opera Soprano Renee Fleming. Signed with Avalon Artist Group and member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA). His NY credits include “Carousel”, “All Shock Up”, and “Dance Outloud”. He has appeared in several Geva Theater productions such as”Dames at Sea”, “A Chorus Line”, and “Music Man”. Other regional credits include “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”, “Dracula”, “Steel Pier” and “Oliver”.
Xuejing Xu is a MFA graduate from the School of Film and Animation at Rochester Institute of Technology. Specializing in CGD, Xuejing has worked on many film from Live Action productions VFX to 3D animations. Her recent film Full Measures, is making it's way around the festival circuit to be released in late 2016 in select theaters.
Chris Brands is a freelance colorist from St. Paul, MN. He is a 2014 graduate of the Motion Picture Science program at RIT. While in school he picked up the craft of color grading and completed his senior thesis on "Color Correction: On Set and In Post." He has previously interned at IMAX in Santa Monica, CA and currently works for Time Warner Cable Sports Channel in Rochester, NY.