NYC Film and Music Video Director

Collaborations

Collaborative art pieces I have created with various people. Working together, feeding off of each others’ creative energy is a wonderfully effective way to work!

Email me at lee.milby@gmail.com if you want to collaborate

Lee Milby

River Melt Performance

The following videos are documentation of a performance experiment that Markitecture and I (Lee Milby) executed in Alabama, in relation to Markitect’s architecture thesis project at the Cooper Union. Art alumnus Celeste Pfau operated camera. I’m naturally drawn to water, ever since I swam in the ocean as a baby in Hawaii. I cannot fathom what it’s like for people to have trouble swimming or not know how. To me Read More

cooper union art school

Markitect (Public Version) Thesis w/ Color

The second iteration of Mark’s architecture thesis project was a public version of his private space piece. Below are color studies as a result of documenting the outdoor performance. Out of thousands of photos, we composed this series to demonstrate color’s role in the performance. Digital retouching was involved to enhance our argument.    These studies were printed and presented as a series. Further documentation of the performance piece below:

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Cooper Union Architecture Thesis

Markitecture Thesis Project: Initial Phase

Mark Ressl, thesis architecture student at the Cooper Union, sent me a text message one day asking if I “still did video stuff,” and that was the beginning of what became an ongoing collaborative thesis exploration involving travel to Alabama, performance art in private and public spaces, and many late night conversations and debates about architecture, space, art, and New York City life. This project was the first iteration of Read More

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AGAIN

The first iteration of an interactive set involving balloons, this was a performance I directed a few years ago while I was still a student at the Cooper Union. Since then, I have collaborated with Mark Ressl on some performances involving balloons and very simple, monotone sets, which I feel have stylistic similarity to this early piece.

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Becoming a Blob

Mark Ressl and I experimented with space and structure while we were staying with Celeste Pfau during our research trip in Alabama. These are excerpts from a number of videos and performances we shot, which we consider to be research and sketches toward Mark’s overall thesis project and our continued exploration of performance and direction together.

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Stage Mockup for Collaboration with Jessica Chen

These images were created as mockups for a stage concept. I’m honored to be collaborating with the very accomplished choreographer, director, and TEDx speaker, Jessica Chen to develop a conceptual performance (potentially series of performances) surrounding the very Jungian idea of shadow. Here also is a preliminary inspiration video for projected shadow: I was stretching a canvas for a painting, when Mark (MARKITECT) noticed that the light was creating some very Read More