When Shadows Go to the Beach






I filled the people with shadows

Dancing at the Hotel Window



I blended some images that Brendan took of me during a sleepy hotel afternoon in LA.


Master of none









I'm always on an edge, both figuratively and via anxiety. I feel as though I'm always almost ready, but not quite there. Like when you are creating something, how do you know when it's complete? Is it always incomplete? When it truly represents what you intended? Or when it represents the process the idea swam through, emerging as a different beast?

I just don't know, and I don't feel like I'm ready to know. Quite the feedback loop.


















The bloody writing on the wall




















Some images from this growing collection.

























Head Cold - 1 min short film

Brendan & I created this short on the fly one afternoon at the end of February to practice short form resolution, basic character arc, and 6D tech. It's not superb, but we're thinking of circulating it somehow, on a small scale. Perhaps Vimeo groups, small festivals...

It's just a tic over a minute long. I hope it's received well! We plan on figuring out ways to reduce cyan & brightness of sky scenes to make our shots more aesthetic and interesting.

Thanks for watching.




Head Cold from CARYN SANDOVAL on Vimeo.

I'm flying

Me Flying

Photo by Brendan Cleak


Yeah projects

I'm in the middle of working on two silly shorts, and a larger short. All starring me. Sigh.

The first two are mostly practice. The second will require large, planned sets and lighting, plus one other actor. We're looking for a large auditorium to use. I would love to use Fillmore's old single-screen & stage theater, or the auditorium in the Fillmore Unified School District building. Both of these, however, have been condemned due to safety issues and inability to afford maintenance and upkeep. I wonder how much one of these would be to rent?

Eventually you'll see other people acting in videos. For now, that's how it's working.

While I'm working, I got distracted by this sweet water vortex:

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