Hello! My name is Rachel Taylor and I love what I do! When I'm not playing playing music, writing, or hiking, I love creating interesting visual and sonic experiences. My work is ultimately intuitive and artistic documentation.
I graduated from UC Santa Barbara in June 2017 with a degree in Film and Media Studies. Though I specialize in documentary, I have worked on sets as well as behind the scenes in post production sound and picture editing. However, I also took an extensive amount of Earth Science classes & pride myself on being an interdisciplinary thinker.
My love of music and sounds brought me to sound design and mixing. In my most recent sound design, I worked with Alexis Story Crawshaw at the UCSB school of Media Arts and Technology to code infrasound and binaural frequencies and then incorporated them into a cinematic soundscape for a short film.
In addition to filmmaking, photography is also a love of mine. My work spans from landscapes of Patagonia back country to surreal portraiture. I've been doing photography as a hobby for most of my life and my photos have been displayed in galleries such as the Glass Box Gallery in Santa Barbara & the Infinity on West Adams in Los Angeles.
Since graduating and moving back to my hometown, I've been dabbling in podcast sound design, music video directing, filming, and editing, as well as creating video content for the independent record label- Topshelf Records. I am currently working at the Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park, A Ship In The Woods, Topshelf Records, American Beauty Podcast, and creating a short film entitled "Solar Return."
Please take a look at my work that is embedded on this website. If you have any questions or wish to collaborate, feel free to contact me! I'm always looking to meet new people and create interesting things.
For updates on travel, please take a look at my blog, Strange Cacti.