Selected Student In-class Projects
Students, in groups or individually, were required to design, shoot, and edit a short film using only the music provided as the basis of its narrative. They are required to prepare a preproduction outline that forms the concept and the production plan to execute the idea before principal photography. Using a camera that is available to them (smartphone, GoPro, DSLR, etc.), students are tasked to create the narrative of their piece basing on the tone, beat, and emotion of the music. All elements of cinematography, including movement and mise en scéne, and post-production elements, such as sound design and editing, must be considered to achieve its desired meaning and story.
Graduate Internship Portfolio: HC CRIBS
Graduate Intern from Valparaiso University
Spring of 2015
Hadiyyah was doing her Masters of Science in Communications and Multimedia at Valparaiso University when she interned at my studio. Her task as a production manager at the Studio was to create multimedia projects for the marketing department at Holy Cross College. HC Cribs was one of these projects.
HC Media Studio Internship Project
The primary function of the HC Media Studio was to create media projects for the digital identity of the college, by creating effective short media projects to still photography.
Students are immersed in various media programs and equipment as they apply these skills in the projects that they create during the semester. From cinematography and digital still photography, interns chose which specific craft they wanted to immerse themselves, letting them tell the best stories that they are interested in.
At the end of the semester, a digital portfolio is turned in with a line up of short films and photographs created.
These are a few of the projects done in the studio:
Creative Projects done in collaboration of students from music videos to short films.
MIXED MEDIA | FILM-THEATER PRODUCTION:
REINTERPRETING PABLO NERUDA
WHERE THE HECK IS DICKY?
A film and a theatrical spectacle combined into one Shakespearean - Tarantinoesque production. In collaboration with the Pickapart Improv Group. A Final Class Project for the Film and Theater Practicum.
At the beginning of the semester, students were asked to audition, and specific roles were given during improv exercises. As the student actors play out scenes, they were recorded to be written as a stage play and screenplay, and ultimately rehearsed, filmed and performed live with projected short films as flashbacks and scenes in between acts. The outcome was a hilarious and fun dark comedy and a love story.