Video Projects

Independent Video Productions (Director, Camera, Researcher, Editor)

• “Flintknapping with Dr. Bruce Huckell,” (2012) 15 minutes. This video piece shows and explains the ancient process of flintknapping as demonstrated by Dr. Bruce Huckell of the University of New Mexico. This video and a short 4 min. version were produced for the Friends of Tijeras Pueblo, 501(c)(3), to be displayed in an exhibit on Ancestral Pueblo hunting technology in the Tijeras Pueblo Interpretive Center.

• “In Memory of Luther Lee Rivera (1931-2008),” (2011) 15 minutes. This biographical documentary highlights Luther Rivera’s contributions to public anthropology in and around Albuquerque, NM. This video also contains a guided tour around Luther’s extensive artifact collection and his thoughts about donating the collection to the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. Produced for the Friends of Tijeras Pueblo, 501(c)(3).

• “Rivercane Restoration: Linking Cultural, Biological, and Economic Values,” (2009) 7 minutes. This short documentary focuses on the proceedings of the 2009 Rivercane Symposium held at the Pearl River Resort of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. The video includes interviews with conference participants discussing the cultural and environmental importance of rivercane. Produced for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and Mississippi State University.

New Mexico Flintknappers: Breakin’ Rock,” (2008) 13 minutes. This ethnographic documentary explores the world of flintknapping, the art of making stone tools, by chronicling the origins, activities, and social meanings of an Albuquerque area flintknapping club called the New Mexico Flintknappers. Produced for the New Mexico Flintknappers.

Stickball: Grandfather of All Sports, Little Brother of War,” (2008) 15 minutes. This ethnographic documentary investigates the history, meaning, and importance of the traditional sport of stickball, with interviews from three prominent members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Premiered at the 12th Annual AGSU Graduate Research Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, April 18-19, 2008.

Making Yucca Sandals,” (2008) 4 minutes. This short video piece shows the ancient process of making yucca sandals as demonstrated by Forest Service volunteer Al Cornell. Produced for the Friends of Tijeras Pueblo to be displayed in an exhibit on Ancestral Puebloan clothing in the Tijeras Pueblo Interpretive Center.

• “Making Places with Friends,” (2006) 30 minutes. This ethnographic documentary examines the connections to and meanings of the Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Site for members of the Friends of Tijeras Pueblo, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Produced for the Friends of Tijeras Pueblo.

• “Sean Gantt’s Playing Indian,” (2005) 11 minutes. This auto-biographical video project explores my confusion surrounding the construction of my own self-identity. Premiered during the screening of the final projects of the Anth. 540 Video Methods class, University of New Mexico, May 5, 2005.

Professional Filming/Editing

• Video components for the exhibit “In Deo Speramus: The Symbols and Ceremonies of Brown University” in honor of the 250th Anniversary of Brown University. Produced for the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology.

• Web-based video advertisement for the Albuquerque Folk Festival. Produced for the Albuquerque Folk Festival, 501(c)3. Published at http://www.abqfolkfest.org/

• Web-based video advertisement for the Route 66 Summerfest. Produced for Nob Hill Main Street, Inc. Published at http://www.rt66central.com/rt66summerfest.html

• Video components of numerous national and regional grant applications for Outpost Productions, Inc.

• Web-based video excerpts of live musical performances for AMP Concerts, 501(c)3. Published at http://www.youtube.com/segantt

• Conference videography for the Scholars Strategy Network.

• 2012 Indigenous Book Festival videographer, Institute for American Indian Research (IfAIR), UNM

For additional Sean Gantt Productions videos please visit my YouTube Channel.

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