H. Paul Moon


H. Paul Moon creates documentary portraits in music and visual art. He also creates lyrical films of cities, landscapes and contemporary dance. He teaches courses on documentary editing to emerging filmmakers, founded DocoFilm, and manages a network of online communities at FocusPulling to keep pace with newest camera technologies, lately virtual reality at VRcine. His body of work includes short and feature-length documentaries, dance films, and experimental cinema, regularly featured at film festivals worldwide. 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. His recent films include Sitka, about the craftsmanship of Steinway pianos and Quartet for the End of Time, about Oliver Messiaen's transcendent wartime composition. He has just completed a feature-length documentary about the life and music of American composer Samuel Barber, and is currently finishing another documentary feature about Western folklife, cowboy poetry, and the American frontier. His portfolio and samples are at zenviolence.com