Bauch’s “Dubstep” is a psychedelic project to watch again and again

“Dubstep” is a music video featuring a man and his journey with hallucinogenics. Student director Garrett Bauch took the opportunity to polish his editing skills and put an especially creative spin on the traditional music video.

Q/A with Garrett Bauch 

1. What first drew you to pursue making this specific film project?

This project was an assignment for a class I took at Rock Valley College. We were given the opportunity to create a music video with very few guidelines to follow. The music needed to be an original piece or royalty free, otherwise we had total creative control. My teacher told us about some memorable projects from years prior, one of which being made completely from archival NASA footage which certainly caught my attention. Within a few days I found a bunch of archival footage that could be loosely tied together under the relatively abstract timeline which is how a drug theme came into play. It was also a way incorporate several ideas I had but was never given an opportunity to follow through with in any other classes or own my own.

2. What is your favorite part of the filmmaking process and why? Any examples of this from your project screening at the MWFF?

My favorite part of the process would definitely be editing. I like the puzzle aspect of it. I like sitting down and figuring out things at my own speed without the aid of others. This project for me, specifically, was complete trial and error. I wasn’t sure when I started what the end goal was.  Every single image in the project was comprised of at least two other video elements, sometimes upwards of eight to ten. Every single element affected each other and different methods and orders of using each item yielded vastly different results. I truly enjoyed going through and and trying different methods until I felt I figured out what worked.

3. What were some influences for you on this project and/or as a filmmaker in general? 

I was pretty into listening to psychedelic music at the time so that probably had a lot to do with it.

4. What is your favorite film?

Ironically I’m not a very large movie watcher but “Shawshank Redemption” has always been a favorite of mine.

“Dubstep” is the 6th film of the Regional Film Screening on Saturday, August 26 at 7pm.


Fest tickets can be purchased online below or at for $10.

These are all screening/all weekend VIP tickets. They will also be available on Friday, August 25th at the Nordlof Center box office during the event. Single day tickets will be available at the box office on both Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th. They cost $5. Those tickets are only available on August 26th and 27th and are good for a full day of screenings on the day purchased.

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