While Rich's primary focus is his timelapse work, he also occasionally takes on other documentary and fiction projects, many of which incorporate timelapse, hyperlapse, animation, shutter-burst and still photography. Please contact him if you are interested in collaborating.
International audiences delight in this nearly wordless burst of color and music that draws inspiration from film classic "The Red Balloon", and children and families are enchanted by the story of young Sylvie in her magical garden. Weaving together documentary and narrative elements, "Watermelon Magic" chronicles a season on the family farm, as Sylvie grows a patch of watermelons to sell at market. Constructed entirely from over 200,000...more
The Gentleman Coach
"The Gentleman Coach" tells the story of Neil Buckley, one of America’s most successful high school wrestling coaches. During Neil Buckley’s 48 years of coaching he routinely broke records. However, there was something more special and long lasting that he created at The Haverford School that led to so many victories on and off the wrestling mat. This film is an attempt to capture the magic of Neil’s impact on so many students,...more
Gotta Getta Bucket & Eureka...Black Gold!
The Borough of Media expanded its pilot composting program to all residents in July 2021, and hired us to make a fun video that explains the many benefits of composting provides. "Gotta Gotta Bucket" was so successful in spreading the word that they asked us to make a follow-up video in 2022 about the composting process called "Eureka... Black Gold!"more
Fridays at the Farm
Feeling disconnected from their food, a filmmaker and his family decide to join a local community supported organic farm. As he photographs the growing process, the filmmaker moves from passive observer to active participant in the planting and harvesting of vegetables. Compiled entirely from nearly 20,000 still images, this personal essay is a father’s meditation on his blossoming family and community.
Fridays at the Farm has aired...more
Prayer for Philadelphia
Created for the Great Expectations 2007 Hopes and Fears Film Competition, Prayer for Philadelphia is a 3 minute film that exorcises the city’s demons by calling out residents to fulfill William Penn’s bold dream to create a City of Brotherly Love. Constructed entirely from still photos (about 5,000), this film was selected as the Grand Prize winner out of over two dozen entries from the Philadelphia area.more
"Sol" is a docu-fiction hybrid film designed for science centers and museum audiences about a group of kids who set off on a summer of discovery about our nearest star, Sol. This short piece is a test for a portion of the film where the kids explore the size and scale of our Solar System. Based on an educational model developed by Dr. David Hathaway at NASA wherein the Sun is the size of a basketball, this short film uses real objects and...more