Erik L. Barnes, Filmmaker

trailer :Spinners

A trailer for my new short film, Spinners.
Two teenagers spend their summer spinning signs on corners, shilling for predatory lenders. When the daily ritual of getting shit thrown at them goes too far, they decide to start packing heat.
Stay tuned for the release of the full film.

New York Times T Magazine :Architectones

Architectones, is a series of sculptural interventions at modernist landmarks by French artist, Xavier Veilhan. The first installation took place at Richard Neutra’s VDL house in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. This film was produced for New York Times T Magazine and can also be seen on their website.

Getty Conservation Institute :From Start to Finish: The Story of Gray Column

Official Selection for the Newport Beach Film Festival and the Oaxaca Internationl Film Festival.

This is a trailer for a 30 minute documentary commissioned by The Getty Conservation Institute. The film tells the story of a Giant Sculpture, whereby it delves into a brief history of the artist and his vanguard sculptural explorations of the 60s and 70s, and also illustrates the unique challenges faced by modern day conservators, fabricators, scientists, curators and others involved with the preservation of modern art. To view the entire film, please go here: http://www.getty.edu/pacificstandardtime/exhibitions-and-events/from-start-to-finish/

a teaser :Beth

A short teaser for a documentary currently in production. “Beth” is a film about Beth Blaszczyk, a gymnast, Rock n’ Roll DJ, and surfer who is after the Tandem Surfing world championship. We plan on following her all the way to the top.

:It is Mine – a teaser

A teaser for a film currently in production. The film is a documentary about sign spinners, who they are and what they believe. If you are a sign spinner, or know any interesting sign spinners, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! We are always looking for more subjects to interview.

Trans Am :North East Rising Sun

When a remote control car enthusiast takes his car to an empty hilltop parking lot in the middle of the night, strange things happen! Official video for Trans Am single “North East Rising Sun” of their album “Sex Change”.

Early short film :Flattrack

An oldie, but a goody. A day at the races in Upstate NY.

Venice Beach Biennial :Claude’s Rainbow

In August 2012, Claude Collins-Stracensky created a site specific installation as part of the Venice Beach Biennial sponsored by the Hammer Museum of Los Angeles. This video is a documentation of the event.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles :Teeny Tiny Woman

A video documentation of the installation of Los Angeles based artist, Amanda Ross-Ho’s exhibition at the MOCA Pacific Design Center, titled TEENY TINY WOMAN.

Gran Ronde :Secret Rooms Teaser

Teaser for Gran Ronde’s forthcoming album “Secret Rooms”, available on Filter Records.

TV ON THE RADIO :Modern Romance

Drawing influence from the famed photographers Bill Owens, William Eggelston, and a few others, this video tells the story of break up in suburbia. Official video for TV on the Radio’s cover of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs song “Modern Romance”.

Trans Am :Remote Control

This video is composed of over 300 still shots of the band performing at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. A technique first perfected by Chris Marker in his famous short film “La Jetee”. Official video for the single “Remote Control” from the Trans Am album “Liberation”.