My Brain On Max

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    travel, event, short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 21, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    4K & HD
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Director Biography

Ryan Burdick is an emerging filmmaker being pushed by his experiences of avant-garde and independent cinema. Getting his start with 2 student shorts at YDL Film Festival (2008-2009), a Slasher Sit-com pilot "Ready 4" (2012), and the avant-garde murder mystery web series "Green Vespers" (2014), he is continually drawn to challenging stories that push boundaries. Where most see small casts, small budgets, and small lengths as major limitations, Burdick sees them as creative constraints to refine his craft. He hopes that his discovery process through filmmaking will make each moment captured stronger.

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Director Statement

After my employer saw my potential as a motion graphics artist, they sent me to the 2016 Adobe Max Creative Conference with a focus to learn more about animation. Knowing its reputation as having an unexplainable creative energy, I packed the camera gear that could fit in one backpack with the mission of capturing that. I strove to have motivation behind each and every shot. In "Brain on Max," I put my critique first and foremost – an exhibit called “Your Brain on Max” that measures creativity in the attendees brains with high tech equipment. Disagreeing with my results, I thought to show something that varies more. Something more like playful shots full of Spanish influence set to experimental jazz. Since Max couldn’t show me, I thought I would. This piece pays an homage to what my brain really looked like at the Max Conference.