"My recent video work examines nature through the lens of time. Light sweeps across a lawn, a bird dances with a berry in slow motion, and the seasons change and transform within a single space. Using animation and slow motion, the movement, shapes and colors of the natural world are used as artistic video tools. This examination of nature through time amplifies moments and gestures that are not always visible to the naked eye. My hope is that looking at nature through this lens of time may help people look at the real world with a new appreciation and may help us tread more carefully, more respectfully, in the nature world." -Deanna Morse
Deanna Morse is an indépendant filmmaker specializing in animation and personal short films and videos - subjects that she has taught at Grand Valley State University since 1979. Her works have been screened internationally, won awards and represented in permanent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Morse is active as a leader in the independent film and video communities and has judged or served on selection committees for many festivals and computer graphics competitions internationally. She has published widely and has been featured on CNN's Future Watch, and interviewed on National Public Radio. Numerous grants support her more Thant thirty independent films and videos. In 2001, she published an Addy and Omni award winning retrospective DVD MOVE-CLICK-MOVE, which includes three-dozen films, hundreds of behind-the-scenes production photos, and animated and motion menus. In 1993, the Michigan Association of Governing Boards of State Universities named her a Distinguished Professor. In 1995, she received an Outstanding Alumni Award from Iowa State University. In 2005, she was selected as outstanding woman in the arts by YWCA.