Because I've only being making films since around the middle of 2006, it's hard to justify a profile of my life up to this point as a film-maker. Instead, I've opted to include terminology that I've developed to refer to my own work so that I can better understand the possibilities the medium offers me personally as a creative artist.
At the moment I make four distinguishable types of films. It's not necessary to distinguish them, and they can also be viewed on a historical plane of development. I think, however, that there are some forms that I will return to for practical reasons, such as the documentary format for the practical documentation of previous work.
 REAL-TIME NOTATION FILMS
First there are the original recordings which can be used almost directly for that very purpose, recording the moment of a work's performance even if it will only be archival and not to be viewed by a an audience. Seeing that a lot of what I'm now writing is so complex and difficult to notate, and that it combines both choreographed movement with the notation, the idea of getting to write the notation is becoming of a lower and lower priority as I'm getting more chances to develop the works visually and in content as independent multmedia artworks of their own. So the practicality of the very recording has already proven an asset. For this reason I name the first category of films as 'Real-Time Notation Films'.
 MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
The next category is the purely representative; making the work on a superficial visual level accessible, but interfering with it as little as much as possible (or to give the impression that less has happened rather than more); for music this category can be compared to 'recital recordings. An example of this is the TV-Brussels adaptation which has English-subtitles, although the degree to which I've adapted the soundtrack and the image is supposed to remain hidden.
 MUSIC-THEATRE FILMS 1
The last two sub-genres both belong to the 'music-theatre film' category. The first is Musicomotorlinguistic Music-Theatre Films, and the second Musicolinguistic Metanarrative Music-Theatre Films.
MUSIC-THEATRE FILMS 2
Illustrative Film Examples
source: from Belgian TV, Brussels 1998 (Flemish spoken, with subtitles)
source: from 'Zaxàr Ziblizetis SVCD'
source: from 'Zachàr Plays Glass DVD'
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SONGS OF INCANTATION SERIES
ZACHAR GOES PUBLIC
THE PAINSTAKING CYCLE
ZACHAR PLAYS GLASS
ZACHAR PLAYS PIANO