Featured Projects

Bringing Comfort

opticnerve™ teamed with McAllister Towing (New York Harbor's largest tugboat operation) to document the arrival of the U.S.N. Comfort Hospital ship to NYC.

National Museum of Qatar

Over a five year period starting in 2014, opticnerve™ created seven films and provided creative direction for all 17 of the large-scale immersive films inside the National Museum of Qatar. This short film we made provides an overview of the entire project.

Hearts & Science

When Omnicom Media Group launched their new agency Hearts and Science, they asked us to make a film explaining how the new marketing realities of the "Post Media World" inform their data-driven marketing approach.


Jon Kane collaborated a second time with Godfrey Reggio and Philip Glass after Naqoyqatsi in 2001. Presented by Steven Soderbergh and photographed in stunning black and white, Visitors reveals humanity's trancelike relationship with technology.

Once Within A Time

For the third time executive producer Steven Soderbergh, composer Philip Glass, and filmmakers Godfrey Reggio and Jon Kane are teamed to create a new feature film. This time theater director Robert Wilson joins the collaboration as art director for Once Within a Time— a work of sound, vision, and stagecraft about the hope for mankind to resist destiny in the face of climate change.


Mira Nair’s film Nafas was the first film created for The National Museum of Qatar in 2014. This film tells the story of the grueling and personal journey endured by Qatari pearl divers in the early part of the 20th century.

Met Opera

How do you communicate the opera experience to a younger audience? We answered the question with this film.


We were asked by the agency Phil & Co. to shoot and edit the film honoring former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s efforts to build the new Cornell/Technion University on Roosevelt Island.

Arts Brookfield

Arts Brookfield presents free, world-class cultural experiences to the public. In this promotional spot, one in a series featuring noted artists, renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones speaks on how “art sets you free."

Spooner 2020

This is the video that kicked off the campaign for longtime opticnerve™ collaborator Casey Spooner, flamboyant frontman of iconic electroclash collective Fischerspooner, in his bid to run for President.


opticnerve™ partnered with ad agency Serino Coyne to produce and edit the TV spot for the Broadway musical Beautiful about Carol King's iconic life as a singer and songwriter.


When acclaimed photographer Brian Oglesbee was asked by the Hubei Jiahe Modern Arts Museum in China to make a gallery film to accompany a show of prints from his mesmerizing series Aquatique, he asked his former student Jon Kane if he might be interested. He was.


The Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy seeks to inspire a culture of giving by recognizing outstanding philanthropists who reflect the values of Andrew Carnegie and his philosophy of giving—that the surplus wealth of the few should be administered “for the good of the people.”

Selected works


University Lectures Book