Video + Animation

NM Highlands University | NM History Museum | Santa Fe 3-Minute Film Festival

2020
This short film highlights the life and legacy of Mr. Leveo V. Sanchez and his family’s continuous contribution to New Mexico Highlands University. The short film is a part of the 2020 Heritage Room exhibition project at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM.

Director/Editor: Martin Castaneda
Cinematographer: Carlos Vilkerman
Camera Operator: Gabe Reyes
Set Production Assistants: Behshad Yekkeh, Stephen Snyder, Daniel Ulibarri (all students of NMHU Media Arts & Technology program)


2013
“Cool Night Air” is a kinetic motion graphic animation written by Benjamin Villarreal. The story is about a dog name Memphis and one cool night in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Original design and animation done in Adobe After Effect.

New York, NY.


2010
This is a short stop-motion film based off the Greek story of Icarus. This film was feature in the 2021 Summer Santa Fe 3 Minute Film Festival. Original character design, photography, sounds effects, music, and edited in Final Cut Pro 7.

Design Team: William Grassie and Stacy Romero

Las Vegas, NM.


2010
This short conservation video was a part of the first Program for Interactive Cultural Technology (PICT) and the New Mexico History Museum inaugural exhibition Fashioning New Mexico. The 6min video is a series of interview and photography showing the time-lapse process of the history and preparation the conservation of the historical clothing for the exhibit.

Photography by: Rachel Montoya

Santa Fe, NM.


2008-2009
“Almas de la Plaza” is site specific video installation that was back-projected on the windows of the 1800s historical building in the Las Vegas, NM Plaza. The public video installation ran throughout the winter of 2008-2009 and was on display nightly throughout the two month run. The narratives were researched and written by the students about the historical figure throughout Las Vegas’s history; Doc Holiday and Billy the Kid to name a few. The historical figure played a role in the founding of Las Vegas as well as the founding of New Mexico where portrayed by local community members.

Las Vegas, NM.

NM Highlands University | NM History Museum | Santa Fe 3-Minute Film Festival