Eric Homan, assistant professor of Cinematic Arts at the Columbus College of Art & Design, teaches and specializes in HD video production and editing, digital compositing, motion graphics, and sound design. He has received several awards from around the world for his artwork, including a Telly Award in 2001 for his computer animation piece Life Forms. His documentary short films include Treasures of the Hocking Hills, David Hostetler: Artist in Nature, Western Heavens on Earth, Comic Book Culture, Artcars, Hope & Strength: Life After Miscarriages, and The Inventor’s Angled Measuring Cup. BFA, CCAD; MFA, Florida Atlantic University. Web site: www.erichoman.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eric.f.homan
Video Reel: Eric Homan - 2014
The following is a compilation of video work and 3D photograph parallax shots I’ve worked on over the past few years.
ARTIST’S STATEMENT: ERIC HOMAN
Documentarian. Video Artist. Educator. Explorer. These are some of my professions that I thrive in the video, motion graphics, and photography fields. In order to create original and personal works, I seek out exploring the infinite. In describing the diverse, eclectic content and breath of my documentary and experimental video work, I investigate upon a phantasmagoria of topics that deal with the world around me, whether they be hopes, dreams, dramas, comedies, or the collective imagination. Through time-based compositions, colors, light, and soundscapes, I seek subjects that appeal to me and then add in my own senses of wonder, humor, creativity, curiosity, fact-finding, sensitivity, heart, and feeling. This can tend to be an unique hybrid of Humanism, Expressionism, Surrealism, and even Dadaism. I strive to express, document, and capture life through personal vision, imagination, and passion within my chosen artistic mediums of video, photography, motion graphics, 3D animation, and writing.
I have worked in a multitude of areas and mediums while working with the themes of dreams, emotions, nostalgia, catharsis, and memories. For over the past 15 years, I have created a massive amount collection of hundreds of time-based works. More recently, I’ve worked on various documentary projects that capture unique, passionate perspectives on slices of life: “Treasures of the Hocking Hills” (artists and the nature that inspires them), “Comic Book Culture” (the allure and appeal of comic books), “American Northwest Adventures” (the rejuvenating power of nature), “Columbus, Ohio: ‘1812 Overture'” (a bicentennial celebration of Columbus, Ohio), “Artcars” (decorating your car to make it a mobile art piece), “The Holiday House” (decorating your house for every holiday), and “Hope & Strength: Life After Miscarriages” (dealing with the difficult subject of experiencing multiple miscarriages). Quite simply, I love doing the work that I do.
As the primary director and creator of my video work, I am a seeker of meaning and the truth. Every project I produce centers around the theme of exploration. I continue to create diverse projects that tackle documentary, experimental, commercial, and fine art concerns while engaging a wider audience, serving the community, communicating new ideas, and sharing a passion for self-expression.