These film poems are my shortest pieces, based on film abstract expressionism and reflect my visceral emotions to current events. I often use poems for remix from the Poetry Storehouse (now closed) and sometimes reflect on the films at Moving Poems Magazine. Most of the visual imagery is my own original footage shot on a Canon 7D DSLR, smaller digital cameras and on occasion with my smartphone.
Dave Bonta, editor of Moving Poems, The Best Videopoems on the Web says of "AS IS" "Lori H. Ersolmaz made this video, which blows me away. The moments of darkness between lines is reminiscent of a trailer for a blockbuster movie, and the taut, rhythmic correspondence of (mostly) abstract images to words, combined with the dramatic soundtrack, added to that impression. Poetry is an edge-of-your-seat adventure, this film suggests. Well, I’ve always thought so."