Pilgrimage (now online in its entirety for the first time) is short film I produced during my second year of graduate school. I had the opportunity to return back to northern New England for an extended visit and was able to apply some of the new tools and techniques I had acquired in my previous year of study. Bill Viola was a major influence on this piece, as I was first and foremost interested in letting the camera capture what was in front of it without any intervention or redirection. In many ways this makes Pilgrimage a sound piece as much as video piece. Rewatching it after all these years I’m still taken with the sumptuous texture of it all. My only regret is that I wasn’t able to record the footage with the HD camera I bought the following year. The images just don’t appear as rich and crisp as they did on the old Trinitron CRT display. Still, despite its age Pilgrimage manages to take me on a journey, and with any luck it will bring some of you along too.