H. Paul Moon

H. Paul Moon

Zen Violence Films LLC
Director, Editor, Camera Operator, Cinematographer, Colorist, Director of Photography, Music Composer, Sound Designer, Sound Editor, Sound Mixer and Attorney (Non-Entertainment)

Washington, D. C.

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March 2014
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About H.

H. Paul Moon (zenviolence.com) is a filmmaker whose work includes short and feature-length documentaries, dance films, and experimental cinema, featured and awarded at over a hundred film festivals worldwide. He has taught documentary editing at Docs In Progress as an Adobe Certified Expert, and serves as adjunct professor at George Mason University's Film and Video Studies program. He also manages a network of online communities at focuspulling.com that keeps pace with new camera technologies. He worked as a small camera specialist for a Paramount feature film starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, and as cinematographer for director Josephine Decker’s film in "collective:unconscious" that debuted at the South by Southwest Festival. Recent films include "Sitka: A Piano Documentary" (sitkadoc.com) about the craftsmanship of Steinway pianos, and "Quartet for the End of Time" (quatuor.xyz) about Olivier Messiaen’s transcendent WWII composition, that premiered on the commemorative date and at the place where the imprisoned composer first debuted his work. Moon's latest film, an award-winning feature-length documentary about the life and music of American composer Samuel Barber (samuelbarberfilm.com) recently premiered on PBS, and he is currently finishing another documentary feature about Western folklife, cowboy poetry, and the American frontier (westdocumentary.com). Excerpted poetry films from that project have appeared in museum exhibitions, and numerous film festivals, leading up to the feature film's completion. Ongoing projects include an opera film based on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" (scroogeopera.com), a documentary at the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation (95thesesfilm.com), and a biographical portrait of Whittaker Chambers.

Credits

Awards

  • Best Music Feature, Queen City Film Festival
    (2017)

  • Best Director, Royal Starr Film Festival
    (2017)

  • Best Documentary, Plebeian International Film Festival
    (2017)

  • Best Documentary, Meters International Film Festival
    (2017)

  • Best Overall Film, Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Best KY Film, Artcroft Film and Video Festival
    (2016)

  • Here, Kitty Kitty Prize, Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Best Short Art Film, Equus Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Emergence Award, Decade of Docs, Docs In Progress
    (2014)

  • Audience Award, Queen City Film Festival
    (2014)

  • Best Short Film, Reel Indie Film Fest
    (2013)

  • Best Short Documentary, Chicago International Movies & Music Festival
    (2011)

  • Silver Medal for Excellence in a Music Documentary, Park City Film Music Festival
    (2011)

  • Experimental Media Prize, Washington Project for the Arts
    (2011)

  • Best of Show, Rosebud Film & Video Festival
    (2010)

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