As a capstone for the Production I course, each student was responsible for telling their personal story. With a production crew of fellow Production I students, I directed and edited a piece that communicated the relationship me and my sister share.
The concept of the piece stemmed from the salutatorian speech I gave at my high school graduation. In the speech, I spoke of footprints as imprints of our past. The notion expanded further into the relationship I have with my sister. When I chose Alfred State College, I feared that I would continue following my sister's path (she attended Alfred University). However, as I grew as an individual, the bond between the two of us grew stronger. I was soon in stride with my sister, rather than three feet behind.
Through the use of a steadicam, I was able to achieve the "walking" feel without disorienting the audience. The sharp cuts on action in the beginning, slowly are replaced with overlapping images as transitions. This shift in editing technique visually communicates my view of growing in step with my older sister. Furthermore, the voice over heard is a revised version of the speech given at my high school graduation.
"Footprints" is a piece that shares the change of my personal views in regards to the relationship between my older sister and I. In the beginning I was following my sister's path in the snow, but in the end we are making our own trail together.
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