Three Qs with Dom Rabalais
Dom Rabalais, 25, performs at Little Ruckus. His film “Wrong Doing” is screened at 6 p.m. Saturday at Interrobang as part of the Des Moines Arts Festival.
Q: How did your interest in filmmaking get started?
It seemed like a fun way to explore the marriage of sound and how to portray a song visually. Visual art is a companion to the music. Even with the things I’ve made where there’s more or less a narrative, there’s always lots of performing to the camera, with the camera almost being a character that the other characters interact with.
Q: So what all does “Wrong Doing” entail?
At some point near the end of 2013 I jokingly tweeted I was going to make 40 music videos in 2014. I was talking with my brother and he suggested using a bunch of music videos strung together to tell a larger narrative. It all makes way more sense than I expected.
Q: What comes next for you?
I recently finished editing a couple movies, “Wrong Done” and “Wrong Did.” I want to release those as a DVD triple feature with “Wrong Doing.” I’m working on a music video suite with a rapper friend, Vbak. Last year we made a mix tape together. He’s moving away after we film it, so it’s an emotional send off.