Spotlight: Bob Westervelt

LSP Member Spotlight - 2014.11.03

I first learned of Living Storm Productions through a friend of mine, Rich LeMay, who was already a member of the group. Through him, I met the three co-owners of the company: Alejandro Contreras, David Warner, and Bryan Royston. I was invited to attend one of their meetings in the fall of 2013 and was impressed enough by their short film, "Freud", that I wanted to be involved with the group. Since then, I've been designing and developing a new website for Living Storm Productions, which will be released soon.

I've been captivated by film for almost as long as I can remember. The splendor of spectacle, the mesmerizing storytelling, and the boundless imagination conveyed by film has always held my attention.

For me, the most exciting part of filmmaking is seeing ideas take form. The transformation from words on a page to the collective efforts of the filming process to the finished product never ceases to amaze me.

My experience in film began in high school when I experimented with amateur audio and video editing. I took a film history and a flash animation class. Observing the filmmaking process while attending the Living Storm Productions weekly meetings, as part of my role as web designer/developer, has provided quite a bit of insight into effectively producing larger projects than one person can do alone.

Learning about the filmmaking process has been fascinating. Perhaps at some point, after I've learned more, I'll try to get a project of my own design produced.

— with Bob Westervelt.

Robert Westervelt