~ Filmmaker: Dean Pasch ~

The Day I Was Born by John Guzlowski

A powerful poem and reading by the Polish-American poet John Guzlowski is paired with filmmaker Dean Pasch’s abstract imagery, carefully choreographed with the soundtrack. In the Vimeo description, Pasch writes:

John Guzlowski wrote a poem about his own birth – called ‘The Day I Was Born’ – for an online project I created:


He sent me a recording of this he had made – and I created a piece of music and wove his recording and the music together.

I’ve been sitting on the audio creation for quite some time. I’ve thought about how I would like to make a film using it. I had many different ideas of what images I could use / would like to use. Finally I decided on non-figuration.

Click through to read the prose poem.

what we don’t put into words by Dean Pasch

An author-made videopoem by Dean Pasch, a British artist and poet living in Germany who’s been uploading a number of short films, with and without poetry. The Vimeo description for this one includes some process notes:

This film started its life as a piece of music composed on an iPad using Garageband. Then I chose one of my poems I felt appropriate and rapped the poem to the music (in Garageband). Next up were the first round of pictures – a series of my own artworks – edited on the ipad in iMovie.

Then there was a break of a year (or so) and I took the film into final cut pro and explored the material further – resulting in the current version.

The challenge is always to transcend the technology while at the same time enjoying it. To embrace the words and the pictures with equal care … exploring both illustration and interpretation – each feeding both picture and word – or at least striving towards that organic flow.