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About Me

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Will Sylvester is at the intersection of art and technology. Having worked in e-commerce, commercial photography, radio broadcasting, television news, cable television, and video editing, he currently works to help integrate art with technology for Songha & Co. in New York City.

Portfolio

"Am I Going Too Fast?" is a digital tapestry of the intersecting worlds and interactions of craftspeople, shopkeepers, and ordinary folks whose lives have been transformed by new technologies, cell phone banking, and micro-finance; threads that weave together to form a web of connection and possibility in contemporary Nairobi.

Editor and Sound Designer

THE LONG MARCH 
Excerpt from an civil rights archival section
90’ X 14’ video installation
2013, Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport

The Long March is a 27 monitor installation commissioned by the recently rennovated Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport. The installation incorporates depictions of movement, migration and marching from different eras in Alabama history, for instance, the Civil War, the Trail of Tears, the Children’s March, the Selma Marches, football marching bands, the railroad, and migrations to the “Magic City.” The long row of monitors (the long march) track to the center of the wall and meld into a kaleidoscope. The kaleidoscope is tiled in the shape of a Camellia - the Alabama state flower. The Camellia, in this instance, is a repository of past and present motion that represents the flowering that grows out of movement. The kaleidoscopic mixes and melds the long march footage creating new emergent patterns, forms and colors. The travelers who will encounter the piece will be able to envision themselves as part of this mosaic that is symbolized through Alabama’s relationship to ‘the march’ as a form of historical progression.  (via ©AUSE COLLECTIVE)

Hank Willis Thomas’ Black Righteous Space

After creating a voice reactive program and not knowing what to do with it, Hank stepped in to provide some amazing visuals and a pretty awesome soundtrack.

Cause Collective’s In Search of The Truth

In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth) is a giant inflatable speech bubble and video recording booth that is traveling the world.

Systems Maintenance and Tour Support

Cause Collective’s In Search of The Truth

In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth) is a giant inflatable speech bubble and video recording booth that is traveling the world.

Systems Maintenance and Tour Support

I Smoked Way Too Many Cigarettes

Current Project:

Question Bridge: Black Males

Post-Production Producer / Installation Specialist

Blew Studio Sessions

Off of St. Nicks

Bi-Monthly Mix (the series that never came to fruition)

My 2011 Demo Reel. All productions shown were either edited or co-edited by me. All footage was shot by myself excluding Food & Family footage. All motion graphics were also created by myself. For full lengths of all productions excluding Food & Family please go to vimeo.com/​willsylvester.

Original Music by, WilSyl
soundcloud.com/​wilsyl