Albert L. Chacon
Albert is a Filmmaker, Videographer, Video Editor, Photographer, and Documentary Preservationist of over 10 years’ experience. His specialty is handling all aspects of creative projects from idea to completion, including videography, still photographs, photo editing, music and video editing, interviews, graphic elements, and titling. He also designs and produces logos, posters, and other print and multimedia marketing tools. He has demonstrated facility in creating videos for educators, as well as online videos about cultural preservation.
For many years, he has worked as Event Photographer/Videographer for Southern California tribes. Recently, he completed a project with the Riverside Metropolitan Museum to photographically document their large collection of Cahuilla and other tribal baskets. These photographs will be used for archival and preservation purposes and will also be the primary visual content for a planned digital museum exhibit aimed at scholars worldwide. Albert has also recently completed a feature-length documentary called “We Are Birds: A California Indian Story”, that will be screened by Canon at its Canon Experience Center in Costa Mesa, CA. Through his participation in all of these activities, Albert hopes to demonstrate to young people the idea that media can effectively be utilized to overcome barriers of all kinds, spread positive messages, and reaffirm cultural values and traditions.
Video Editing Service
Website Video Creation
Filmmaker / Producer / Director
Photo Editing (Lightroom/PhotoshopCC)
Filmmaking / Photography / editing / Video
We Are Birds,
Our project started off as just a possible report on just Bird Singing for the classroom, but it’s much more than just that.
We worked with Multiple Reservations within the Bird Singing areas… to get the story about Bird Singing today.
We didn’t know how big this project was until we were in it.
It became a Visual Anthropology Project that the film came from.
Our Methodology became a long-term, Engaged Involvement with the Native Community that continues today.
We utilized their Traditional Art Form of Bird Singing to get out the Message to the larger audiences who Our Local Native American were while Creating new Visibilities and forms of Social Engagement to "Empower My People".
Collaboration has become the object of We Are Birds…
As a Native American (Kupa/Cahuilla/Apache) I was giving a chance to learn about this Tradition my family has moved away from, and record it too but not in a normal field Production process…
One example of the NON-traditional Filmmaking methods of letting your Elder tell you how you’re going to Learn and Practice Bird Singing, when to film and what can be shared.. are unheard of!
But in our case, It worked very well.