Selected and showcased at the University of Colorado at Boulder's Women's Resource Center event, "Women Filmmaker Showcase."

This was my first project for Prof. Don Yannacito's "[FILM 2300] Beginning Filmmaking" class at the University of Colorado at Boulder - and this is my first complete, official film! :) This project called for any of the following: a study of movement, a portrait, a "How-To" instructional film, or a study of textures. My final film, therefore, is a combination of movement study and a portrait.

I shot three rolls of Super 8 film (black and white Tri-X) and utilized reverse shots, slow motion and macro-focus. The color effects were created through the use of a red Sharpie marker and glitter glue. The cameras I used were the Minolta XL-401 and the Nizo s56.

This film was shot on and around the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder in the winter of 2013.

Some notes that I received on this project were that the combination of all of the different elements - music, voiceover, dancing, glitter, Sharpie marks, etc... - was a little overwhelming. In the future, I plan on attempting to simplify the "textures" of the film to create a more dynamic, specified and focused art form. :)

I'd like to give a special thanks to my friend, Rebecca Schonbrun, who was my lovely dancer subject for this project - you're simply breathtaking!

I'd also like to thank Cherry Kino (check out their Vimeo!) - an experimental, not-for-profit DIY film company based out of Leeds, UK - for all of their help and advice in making this project!

Music: "So Long, Lonesome" by Explosions in the Sky

No copyright infringement intended. All rights reserved to Katherine C. McManus 2013 ©.

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